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Learn simple ways to create a more sustainable home. From sustainability tips in the kitchen, to how to shop with sustainability in mind, there are plenty of ways to create a more sustainable home without a lot of financial investment or unnecessary extra effort. I believe that if everyone makes even a few small positive changes in their habits, we can collectively make a huge positive impact on our planet. I hope that you find these sustainability tips to be actionable for you!

Does Soap Expire? How to Know if Old Soap is Still Effective

Did you know that most soaps and detergents are regulated by the FDA? This is why many of the soap products you see sold in stores include an expiration date on the packaging. Those expiration dates are required by the FDA. But much in the way that eggs can often be safely consumed past their … Read more

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Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

After a year of “staying home” and avoiding gatherings, I have been more motivated than ever to make holidays at home with my small family feel festive. Because everyone is staying home and social-distancing from one another, the idea of mailing Valentines to our loved ones feels like a nice way to bridge the gap … Read more

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Eco-Friendly Sponge Alternatives

Here’s the thing – sponges are gross. While they work well to remove debris from your plates, cups, pots, and pans, they also quickly develop hundreds of species of bacteria. Even if you sanitize your sponge regularly, you are still best off replacing your conventional kitchen sponge once a week. But if you’re washing dishes … Read more

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Eco Friendly Coffee Maker – The French Press

If you are in the market for an eco-friendly coffee maker, look no further than the French press. A French press is durable and it can be made entirely from recyclable materials like glass and stainless steel. Plus, it doesn’t require disposable filters, and it doesn’t require electricity to operate. Even though it is called … Read more

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Using Glass Spray Bottles for Cleaning

Why should you try using glass spray bottles for cleaning? There are so many reasons. Years ago I made the switch to using ONLY glass bottles for cleaning recipes in my home and haven’t looked back since. I also made the switch to DIY cleaning recipes using more natural ingredients. If natural cleaning is something … Read more

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Eco Friendly Refrigerator Shelf Liners that Make Food Last

Confession: I have never understood the purpose of plastic refrigerator shelf liners. People claim that they make cleaning your fridge so much easier, but I’m not convinced. I’d anticipate that any real fridge spills would seep between or underneath a plastic shelf liner and you would end up having to clean your fridge anyway. Plus, … Read more

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