Living more Green is a lifestyle that I'm working towards too. It's not something I'm doing constantly. I have these periods that I get the green itch and act and feel more aware. Right now I've banished the bin tot the pantry to see what kind of waste I'm throwing out.
- paper and cardboard
There are four recyling bins in our kitchen:
- plastic packaging
By not having the bin near, it allows me to be concious of what I'm sending to landfill. I've noticed a lot of drinkcartons and foil bags piling up on the counter.
When I go grocery shopping I try to choose glass jars when I have the choice. There are also two different packages of my husband's favorite cereal in the breakfast aisle. One comes in a bag in a cardboard box. And the other just comes in a plastic bag. By choosing the plastic bag I make a slight difference. But I think making these kind of choices is the start of something bigger.
I wish I could eat more organic but the price difference is just too big for our budget at the moment. So I do what's best for our family.
Frugal tips- I save on dishwasher detergent tabs by cutting them in half. The dishes still come out clean.
- When it comes to toothpaste I always use half a blob on my toothbrush, same story.
- We have a timer in the shower. In the early mornings I manage to wash my body and hair in just three minutes.
- We only have energy saving light bulbs in our lamps.
- When it's cold I put on slippers and a sweater before I turn on the heat.
These lifestyle adjustments lowered our utility bills and make a slighter smaller environmental impact.
Do you have a tip for living more green?