In our post about composting pet waste Homie Maria told us how she used dung beetles in her backyard to keep her dog's poop in check. Of course we were all very intrigued, so Maria was kind enough to let us in on the dung beetle details. Including some other brilliant backyard hacks thought up by her gardening genius late husband…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of poop posts.
I've been thinking about alternative methods to dispose of my dog's waste. There seems to be some controversy over the best disposal method. Has anyone tried composting pet waste? Is anyone aware of the environmental impacts of composting pet waste compared to throwing it in the garbage?
When we first moved to Indonesia, one of the biggest culture shock obstacles I had to overcome was the Indonesian bathroom. Whether you're rich or poor, or somewhere in-between, Indonesian bathrooms are very different than their American counterparts.
The first thing you might notice when you visit an Indonesian restroom is the lack of toilet paper. Whether you're in public market, someone's house, or a fancy mall, you're probably going to find that there's no tissue next to the toilet. Why? Because of the "butt hose."
My wife and I are turning our only large closet into a nursery, which means the cat box needs to go somewhere else. The problem: one of our cats is a MAJOR litter tracker. Not just a tracker — he makes an Olympic sport out of digging in the litter box. What kind of boxes/litter to do you all use to contain the mess?
We've talked about all sorts of eco-friendly home hacks, but let's try the final frontier of reusable toiletries: FAMILY CLOTH. The concept is pretty straight-forward: rather than wipe your butt with paper that you then wad up and flush into the septic system, you use small squares of soft fabric that you then wash and reuse.
No more toilet paper, ever. Wait, EVER!?
I had a plan, and it was to get my cat to go to the bathroom outside. (My "outside" means our tiny balcony off of our living room.) This has LONG been a goal, but was only just accomplished with the help of a few key products and some training.
Bathrooms: you poop in them, and so sometimes they smell like poop. There are a few common sense ways to make your bathroom stink less after its gotten a fecal workout. Stop snickering for a couple seconds, and let's talk about it.
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