1. Take Command – The best and most effective thing I have done to keep my home in order and running smoothly was to create a .
It may seem like a lot to take on at first, but start slowly. Pick a couple tips to work on every week. In no time at all you will have battled the clutter, gotten your home in order, and developed the habit of keeping it that way. And remember, if I can do it, anyone can!
Just as Sears homes were ordered as kits decades ago, now entire solar homes can be ordered from a catalog and delivered within months.The Real Goods Solar Home, announced this week, is part of a of factory-built, energy-efficient homes. These prefabs range from stylish, high-end LivingHomes to moderately priced and those for less than $100,000 by , and Nationwide's ECO Cottages such as the .This new 935-square-foot solar home, now available through factories serving 30-plus states, sells for $90,000 to $120,000, depending on options. (The price does not include land or site costs.)The home is the result of a partnership between , a Louisville-based catalog firm that sells and installs solar systems, and a Boulder-based designer of solar homesBuyers can choose either a well-insulated turnkey home, complete with efficient appliances and lighting, that can be delivered to their property or a "plan set" that allows them to build it themselves.John Schaeffer, Real Goods president, says the new solar home will work well for fixed-income consumers looking to lower energy costs, second-home buyers wanting a green alternative and "folks ready to downsize and live a more sustainable lifestyle."