5 Simple Eco friendly swaps
Isn’t it ironic that the idea of getting our houses more homey really excites us, but trying to become more eco friendly never even crosses our mind. If you really think about it, you’ll be astounded by how naive we are about our daily habits that are contributing to global warming and environmental changes/damage. People get so overwhelmed by the idea of becoming eco friendly, when really few little steps in the right direction is all that it takes. In today’s post I’m sharing 5 absolutely simple eco friendly swaps to get you started with a simpler, greener and a better lifestyle.
In the day time when there’s plenty of natural light, open your curtains and blinders and take advantage of that light, instead of wasting the electricity.
Try to opt for products with the least amount of packaging. For example in the beginning when I was still learning to be a little more eco friendly, I got the soap dispenser, and only bought refills, which is still better than getting a new bottle every singe time. But, to make it even better, go for BAR SOAPS ! The lush bar soaps are the best. They’re made with natural ingredients, they make your bathroom smell AHMAZING and they are super gentle on your skin. Likewise swap the body wash with body soap. Just try to create the least amount of waste.
Downsize your Towels
Do you ever realize how much space towels take in your laundry machine and how much water it takes to wash those towels. It’s a waste of electricity, cleaning agents and water. I have downsized the hand towels to face towels. They dry faster and less laundry mess is always a bonus. I can not only swap those quicker with the clean ones but also washing them is much easier and faster.
Recycling is super easy. We have 5 IKEA recycling bins in our Garage, for paper, plastic, metal, foil and glass, and instead of taking trash out every single day, we have to do it only once a week. It’s working out perfectly not just for Earth but for us too, because who really likes to take the trash out ?
DIY ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
After having kids I noticed the horrifying amount of chemicals used in cleaning products. DIYing a surface cleaner is super easy. I myself googled it.
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white vinega
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 7-10 drops tea tree oil
This solution works like a dream. It’s all natural, non-toxic, deodorizing, super inexpensive and disinfectant. It’s safe to use on all surfaces kitchen shelves, floors, windows, mirrors etc (except granite and marble).
Now is it really that difficult ? It’s literally few little lifestyle changes that make such a huge difference. I hope this post encourages you to go a little greener.