Friends, let’s talk about a few tiny lifestyle changes I think everyone should make.
What do you say? Do you want to do something (that’s like, totally easy!) on behalf of Mother Earth? Do you want to save money in the process???
Kind of a no-brainer, right? Here are 10 things that are so tiny you could totally implement them all at once (or maybe already have but need a gentle reminder to get back on track and/or recommit)…
The Power of Power Strips
Utilize power strips so you can switch off power to appliances and chargers when they’re not in use.
Put Your Laptop to Bed
Why should your laptop be awake when you’re asleep?! Help your computer catch some much needed zzz’s by switching it off overnight.
Shop the Bulk Bins for Snacks
Snack foods have a ton of unnecessary packaging. Grab a reusable container and hit up the bulk food section at your local market. A great earth saving snack option? Popcorn! Microwave popcorn bags are often lined with harmful chemicals. So go the old fashioned route with bulk kernels, a pan, and some oil.
Did you know it takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef? Find ways to limit your meat consumption. You can start by choosing one meat-free day a week and work your way up from there. I recommend checking out this cookbook.
Say “No” to Flea Collars
If you’re a pet owner you know sometimes fleas happen — but flea collars don’t need to. Not only do they not biodegrade, but they’re also loaded with carcinogens. Try a topical treatment instead. Or give these homeopathic remedies a go.
Recycle Gift Wrap
Get your creative juices flowing when you give gifts by wrapping them in recycled materials. You could use cloth, newspapers, or even keep a box of wrapping paper you’ve received. More ideas here.
Bring Your Bags
Toss in a “Dryer Buddy”
Ditch the dryer sheets and toss in a dryer buddy instead. Add a drop or two of essential oils to your buddy if you’re after softness AND a scent boost.
Cold Cycles are So Hot Right Now
As in they’re so in! Wash those clothes cold, henny.
Ok folks, 10 tiny changes. The Earth will thank you! PLUS — You’ll be paying for less power, packaging, pads, meat, plastic, wrapping paper, and hot water…SOOOO…
What do you have to lose?! Start saving the planet (& money) today!!!
Have you made these changes already? If not, what’s holding you back? Let’s talk implementation in the comments below!