We all want to do our part when it comes to making the Earth a better place to live. And trust me, baby steps take a long way and the difference we can make lies just right in front of our eyes. No seriously, small changes that we incorporate into our everyday life counts every bit. Imagine if everyone we know makes one small change, the world would be a better place to live, a more sustainable future is what we leave for our posterity.
Have you ever thought about where we can actually start? The answer lies in our kitchen cabinet or the bathroom or the laundry area of our home! We’ll be making a bucket list of the components that we use everyday and you won’t believe that it could be substituted so very easily with eco-friendly products.
Reusable Produce Bags
Could be a great starting point towards a more sustainable kitchen. The Ecowaare Set of 15 Reusable Mesh Produce Bags is something you could take a look at. Now toss those plastic
Yes we all need those in our lives badly enough! Whenever I open my sandwich ziplock bag, I wonder why did I not buy the Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Food Bag, Sandwich Storage. I promise to buy this really soon, you please do that too!
Silicon or Stainless Straws
Probably something we use oh so frequently! So why not buy a reusable one, in that case, we are not tossing those plastic one-time-use ones which ultimately piles up into the landfill. Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws or Stainless Steel Straws could be your next best friend! One quick-tip here, keep a set at work, in that way, you even avoid using plastic at work.
Bamboo Cutlery Set
Just count the number of times we use those plastic-wrapped spoons & knives at work or while traveling. This Bamboo Set Reusable Utensils is very stylish to look at and sustainable at heart
I came across this very interesting Organic Beeswax Food Wrap, made from sustainable materials and perfect to cover the guacamole or the fruit bowls or just wrap the sandwiches or the veggies.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Now that I have been aiming to go plastic-free in my kitchen, tossing out the plastic bottles has been on my agenda. The Hydro Flask is what I am looking at. And oh so many pretty colors to choose from, the turquoise blue is my favorite!
A bamboo body of the toothbrush with a detachable head, when it’s time for a replacement, just detach the head and put in a new one. That’s one hell of an innovation! This is the thing, Ecoboom Bamboo Toothbrush Eco-friendly.
Laundry Area Zen
Ever thought about green machines? These high-efficiency machines are the ones which use less water and energy to get the work done so even if it’s a bit pricier, it’s well worth it eventually. The Home Depot actually has a wide variety of options.
Yes, I am urging you to because it’ll lower your energy bill costs simply because you’ll consume less energy and your clothes would last longer. Instead of the dryer, use the Bamboo Wooden clothes rack to sun dry your clothes!
Natural detergents, softeners and stain removers
All the chemicals that the detergents are normally laden with silently creeps into the soil when the water flushes out of the washer, imagine the harm that it brings with itself. So it would be a conscientious choice to opt for natural detergents like Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Budieggs Wool Dryer Balls Organic Softener, Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover Laundry and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dryer Sheets.
Organic cotton bed sheets,
Why, because they are made without being exposed to harsh chemicals. Well, you get a good night’s sleep! Pinzon 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Bed Sheet could well be your bedroom regular from now on.
There are possibly thousands of areas in the home where you could get a small change to work. It could be the toys that you buy for your child or the rechargeable batteries you put in them. It could be the notebook you write on or the compost bin you use in the kitchen. It could even be the bamboo dishwashing scrub that you replace your regular scrub with or the plastic to glass container transition that you do. Please feel a little bit proud of your contributions to make the planet a better place to be! Pat your back for this one!!