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It’s no secret that consuming tons of stuff isn’t a sustainable way for us all to live on this planet. Yet Americans tend to fill up their houses and...

  When it comes to saving money with energy-efficient lighting, hallways are the place to look, at least in storage facilities! So, while we’ve installed exterior LED fixtures in the past, we’re now bringing that great LED technology inside as well. We’re currently in the middle of our very first complete interior LED retrofit, and I already have...

Back to school season is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you dread the chaos that comes with it. The laidback routine of summer falls by...

  Sometimes it’s nice to be more daring and independent, to do things a bit differently than before. And I got to do that with some special lighting recently. In Lake Elsinore, California, we’ve gone completely off the grid to provide lighting for our RV canopies. While installing the RV canopies at this property, we were able to skip the usual step of adding...

Kim Rohrer blogs at Kim’s Kitchen Sink about everything interesting including things like knitting, gardening, baking, technology, and friendship.   If...

Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she...

  If you’re looking for ways to leave a lighter footprint, you’ve probably heard the old refrains about changing out your light bulbs and putting...

  At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an update on our solar power plans, and now it’s time to take a look at what we’ve done, plus where we’re headed for the rest of the year. Before this year, we had already installed solar power on more than 100 properties in six states, including California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio.   The...

  With its warm temps, stellar weather and relaxed vibe, there’s not much to complain about in summertime – except perhaps all the stuff that...

  Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer...