Monday, June 24, 2013

10 Easy Ways to Green Up your Life

1. Start by replacing a bunch of your cleaners (your general spray cleaner, glass cleaner, counter top cleaner, floor and bathroom cleaners) with a natural, nontoxic all-purpose cleaner.

This one product can replace almost everything….. Really! I recommend getting the whole Get Clean Kit though, it's amazing!!

2. Replace your laundry detergent with a natural nontoxic one so the clothes you wear and the sheets you sleep on have no fumes for you to breathe.  

3. Go to your bathroom and read the shampoo, makeup and moisturizer labels. Ask yourself, “Do I really need scent in these products?”

Take stock of all of your other products and try to replace one a week with a safer, greener choice.

4. Use BPA-free plastic baby bottles and fill them with breast milk or organic formula.

Choose powdered formula over canned formula to avoid BPA leaching from the can-lining.

5. Pay attention (without freaking out) to the toys you buy for your kids. Avoid lead paint and soft plastics that contain phthalates.

6. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store and avoid processed food. Even better, choose organic and locally grown meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables.

7. Try to get the plastic containers out of your kitchen and replace them with glass containers.

8. Make a vow to stop buying bottled water—NOW. Instead, buy a water filter pitcher and keep two in your fridge at all times.

9. For cleaner and healthier air, open your windows once a day when the outside temperature is comfortable.

10. When buying new stuff for your home, focus on green products especially mattresses and carpets.

Just remember...easy simple steps are all you need to take to start making changes! I'm slowly changing our house over to a Green home, and I'm loving the changes I'm seeing :)

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  1. These are all great, but you left one off, buy used items instead of brand new ones. It's cheaper, and items aren't sent to a landfill.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

    1. Love it!!! Great advice, thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. great tips! We just got rid of our plastic dishes this year and I'm so glad we did!

    1. I'm working on getting rid of mine as well :)

  3. Great tips, I LOVE my glass "tupperware" dishes, they are awesome!

  4. Great tips! We love our glass food storage. Visiting you via Livingwellspendingless.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. I just about to buy and stock bottled waters. The point #8 is really shout at me. :)

  6. Impressive! I use carb soda (baking soda) and salt for most cleaning. The peroxide would give that extra power. I also use Lemon vinegar mixture for cleaning carpet and rugs. Even if I hire any cleaning services Toronto , I would check whether they are Eco logo certified.

  7. Thanks for all these suggestions! I'm trying hard to green up my life but it's hard. I like these suggestions because they are all very do able. Thanks for linking this up last week at the pin it proudly link party. I pinned it on pinterest I can’t wait to see what you link up this week! here's the link to this weeks party


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