A few weeks ago I posted on my Instagram stories about some easy swaps I have made over the past few months to be a little bit more sustainable, and I was blown away by the number of messages I received. You guys are seriously into living a more sustainable life!
One thing that was really important to me when making changes to be a little more sustainable was to make small changes first. I know I have a tendency to want to go all-in, but with changes that are intended to be life-long, I knew I wanted to form good long-lasting habits. If you are on the road to a more eco-friendly life, I recommend tackling one thing at a time and then building on it. My second biggest suggestion is to use what you already have! Don’t throw out all your plastic wrap and switch to beeswax cloths. Use what you have and then as those items run out to replace them with more sustainable options.
Here is a list of items I have swapped out.
- Dryer sheets for wool dryer balls
- Plastic wrap and sandwich bags for Stasher bags
- Cotton rounds for reusable/washable cotton rounds
- Throw away coffee cups for a Yeti
- Cleaning supplies are now all from Blueland
A lot of you had so many other switches you had made like cloth napkins and rags instead of paper towels, creating a composting routine, taking glass to the glass recycling, and ordering products from package free companies. Let me know in the comments below what changes you have made!