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DIY Diapers – How To Make Diapers From Household Items

By |2020-04-07T18:43:44+00:00April 7, 2020|How to Cloth Diaper, Reducing Waste, Savings|

This DIY Diapers post contains affiliate links meant to make it easier for you to make diapers from household items. I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase after clicking my link. We are certainly living in some trying times right now. Due to the global pandemic, many people are finding themselves in situations they never envisioned. Our society is a disposable society. We have a heavy reliance on single-use items (for better or for worse). If you have recently tried to purchase disposable diapers at the store only to find the shelves [...]

Top 10 Ways To Go Zero Waste At Home – A Beginner’s Guide

By |2019-12-17T19:20:21+00:00November 4, 2019|Green Home, Natural Living, Reducing Waste, sustainability|

This post contains affiliate links that helped me with being more zero waste at home, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking a link. The zero-waste movement is becoming more and more popular among people ready to see a change in the way we steward our earth. Going zero waste at home is one of the easiest ways to contribute to the cause of this movement. The zero-waste movement does receive some criticism because some people feel it misses the point of true sustainability practices, but [...]

The Best Reusable Sandwich Bags – Save Money & The Planet

By |2019-12-17T19:51:52+00:00October 5, 2019|Green Home, Reducing Waste, sustainability|

This post contains affiliate links for the best reusable sandwich bags, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Not all reusable sandwich bags are created equal. To spend less money, I bought some cheap ones off Amazon only to become frustrated with them and wonder if reusable bags were even worth it. Thankfully, I did eventually find some of the best reusable sandwich bags, and that has made my life so much easier! My oldest is a kindergartener now, and he takes [...]

Other Uses For Cloth Diapers – What To Do When You’re Done?

By |2019-05-23T15:46:31+00:00May 23, 2019|Diaper Accessories, Reducing Waste, Types of Diapers|

Many people balk at the upfront cost of cloth diapers. Even if you go for inexpensive brands of diapers like Alvas or Mama Koalas, you're looking at spending between $100 and $200 upfront for a modest stash of diapers. If you go for mid-range diapers like bumGenius, or higher end brands like Smart Bottoms, you're looking at spending at least a few hundred up to several hundred up front. But the good news is that there are other uses for cloth diapers that can help you get your money's worth into potty training and beyond! If you think you [...]

Lena Cup Review – Ditch Disposable Feminine Products!

By |2019-04-06T11:54:34+00:00April 6, 2019|Motherhood, Natural Living, Reducing Waste|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. After having my second baby, I decided to make the move to reusable feminine products. It made sense for many reasons: I wanted to reduce the amount of waste I generate, and I also was motivated by the health reasons. This Lena Cup review will share my experiences with this switch. Several years ago, I had heard about menstrual cups (the Diva Cup specifically) and was put off by them [...]

Snack Ideas for Reducing Plastic Waste

By |2019-03-14T14:37:16+00:00March 14, 2019|Green Home, Reducing Waste, sustainability|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Almost 40% of the plastic created each year is for the packaging of single-use products. That means that the majority of this is used just once and then tossed away. It's easy not to think that it makes much of a difference. If you have the privilege of not living close to a landfill, it's easy to pretend that your garbage doesn't have any impact. Right now, my community is [...]

Stainless Steel Food Storage – Healthier & Safer For Your Family

By |2019-02-28T17:52:49+00:00February 24, 2019|Green Home, Natural Living, Reducing Waste|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. More and more people are becoming concerned over the use of plastic for storing food and are turning to options made from alternate materials, such as stainless steel food storage containers. There are a number of reasons why. First of all, plastics are known to leach harmful chemicals into the food or drink it is storing. Even if you get BPA free plastic, there are other chemicals in it that [...]

Mighty Nest Review – Can You Create An Eco-Friendly Home On A Budget?

By |2020-02-17T23:38:32+00:00January 23, 2019|Green Cleaning, Green Home, Reducing Waste, Savings|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Have you heard of Mighty Nest? Mighty Nest is a company dedicated to selling eco-friendly home products and helping people make the transition to a greener lifestyle. I have been a member for several months now and I would love to share my experience with you. I found this company on my own and have paid for my own subscription. I hope this Mighty Nest review helps you decide if [...]

Disposable Diapers vs Cloth Diapers – Which Is Actually Greener?

By |2020-02-01T22:24:01+00:00January 21, 2019|Green Home, Reducing Waste|

Cloth diapers seem like the obvious choice for greener parenting. But in the last 10 years, there have been several articles written claiming that it isn't the case. In the disposable diapers vs cloth diapers debate, there are a lot of studies out there that seem to contradict each other which makes it hard to know for sure sometimes. There is the obvious waste creation issue in the use of disposables, but there is water and electricity usage to consider for cloth. Plus, there is a manufacturing impact to consider for both. When you read and analyze the studies, [...]

Ways To Use Less Plastic In 2019 – 6 Reusable Products That Make This Possible

By |2019-01-05T01:04:26+00:00December 20, 2018|Green Home, Reducing Waste|

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Plastic pollution is a huge problem. 300 million tons of plastic is produced per year, and HALF of that is for single use products, like water bottles, plastic wrap, Ziploc bags, straws, product packaging, etc. That's a lot of plastic. While plastic can be recycled, most isn't. Even if you're good about recycling water bottles and plastic containers at home, there are many plastic things that can't be recycled at home. [...]

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