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Simplifying in 2017

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As 2017 begins, many of us are setting goals and resolutions for the new year. One that I’m seeing pop up quite a bit among friends, family, and many bloggers I follow is that they’d like to simplify. In my own case, that’s a constant challenge for our family, especially with the “glut of stuff” that we’ve discovered during our move.

So, I thought today it would be neat to share one of my favorite tips for simplifying – going green! And, odds are, you’re already doing one of these suggestions already. (If you’re on the Thirsties website – and you are – chances are good!)

Why does going green help simplify your life? Some people think that adopting a new lifestyle is actually a huge chore, filled with to-do lists and the purchasing of new stuff to help fulfill it. But, going green is actually the opposite.

Simply put, Read More

Going Green At The Grocery Store- Part 2

When I sat down to write an article on being environmentally conscious while grocery shopping, I thought of so many little things that I do to reduce waste and even more things I don’t yet do but realize I should start doing. So here is Part Two of Going Green At The Grocery Store.

Yet another way to avoid putting more plastic bags in the landfill–I don’t use plastic produce bags unless absolutely necessary. There a plenty of fruits and veggies that are hardy enough to withstand the jostling in my re-usable grocery sacks–apples, peppers, any citrus, bananas and avocados and more. It just doesn’t make sense to fill my cloth grocery sacks with plastic bags filled with produce. In fact, I just placed an order for some re-usable produce bags and even some extras to give as gifts.

Another one of my shopping pet-peeves–styrofoam!  Frankly, I can’t … Read More

Going Green at the Grocery Store

I try to be environmentally friendly in the little things I do every day.  We use cloth diapers and wipes, we recycle and we use re-usable bags at the grocery store. But there is another way I try to reduce the amount of non-recyclable or non-biodegradable waste that our family produces–namely by choosing whether or not to buy certain products based on if they are over-packaged or packaged in materials that cannot be recycled.

I already feel good about the fact that we are not putting hundreds of diapers and wipes into the landfill every year–but what about the plastic packaging that disposable diapers and wipes are wrapped in? That can’t be recycled ether and it will take between 500 and 1,000 years to break down! In fact, no one really knows how long it will take to break down because plastics have only been in use for … Read More