Planet Friendly Home Practices



HAPPY EARTH DAY! WE LOVE FINDING PLANET FRIENDLY PRACTICES THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT INTO OUR HOME. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO KEEP OUR HOMES IN TIP TIP SHAPE WHILE BEING KIND TO OUR EARTH…



Opt for glass


WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE OUR PLASTIC WORLD, BUT SOMETIMES OLD SCHOOL HAD IT RIGHT. I AM ON A MISSION TO SWITCH OVER TO GLASS WHENEVER I CAN IN MY HOME. GLASS CONTAINERS ARE NOT ONLY CHIC BUT THEY ARE DURABLE AND FREE OF A LOT OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS. FROM FOOD TO SUPPLIES AND EVEN KIDS TOYS, GLASS CONTAINERS ARE THE WAY OF THE FUTURE.



Start a garden


THIS ONE HAS QUICKLY BECOME MY FAVORITE EARTH FRIENDLY PRACTICE. I LOVE EXPERIMENTING IN MY BACKYARD WITH DIFFERENT PLANTS AND HOW TO KEEP THEM ALIVE. TENDING TO MY OUTDOOR SPACE REALLY EXPANDS MY HOME AND CREATES A WHOLE OTHER ROOM TO ENJOY. MOST RECENTLY I HAVE PLANTED SUNFLOWERS IN MY BACKYARD BECAUSE THEY ARE MY FAVORITE. THEY SEEM TO BE DOING WELL SO I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED WHEN THEY START TO BLOOM.



Reusable plastic bags


THESE ARE ON MY LIST OF PURCHASES THIS EARTH DAY. IF YOU ARE ANYTHING LIKE ME I USE PLASTIC BAGS FOR EVERYTHING! LEFTOVERS, STORAGE CONTAINERS, TRANSPORTING THINGS IT IS DEFINITELY A WEAK POINT IN MY SINGLE USE PLASTIC CONSUMPTION. I HAVE BEEN EYEING THESE REUSABLE PLASTIC BAGS FOR A WHILE NOW AND THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO PURCHASE THAN EARTH DAY.



Shop your home


OK I KNOW I SAID GARDENING WAS MY FAVORITE, BUT THIS WAS AND ALWAYS BE MY FIRST LOVE. SHOPPING YOUR HOME IS FUN, ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE, AND SAVES ON PRODUCTION AND YOUR WALLET OF COURSE. THERE ARE SO MANY BENEFITS. WE ALL LOVE A GOOD REFRESH AND MOST OF THE TIME WHAT YOU NEED IS SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HOME ALREADY. GET CREATIVE… TAKE INVENTORY OF YOUR HOME AND START MOVING THINGS AROUND. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN ALWAYS MOVE IT BACK BUT YOU MAY UNLOCK SOME REALLY GREAT STYLING COMBOS OR FURNITURE PAIRINGS.



Unplug


TO BE HONEST THIS IS A HARD ONE FOR ME. I HAVE NOT CONSIDERED MYSELF SOMEONE WHO IS ADDICTED TO MY PHONE OR TECHNOLOGY IN GENERAL, BUT I HAVE BECOME MORE CURIOUS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF A DAILY UNPLUGGING. THERE ARE SO MANY STUDIES ON THE BENEFITS OF DISCONNECTING FROM OUR TECHNOLOGIES AND THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DO IT. OBVIOUSLY I AM AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND NOT A SCIENTIST SO THIS ADVICE IS NOT COMING FROM ANYTHING OTHER THAN MY PERSONAL OPINION, BUT I AM WANTING TO TRY THE BENEFITS OF TURNING OFF THE WIFI WHEN WE SLEEP AT NIGHT. WE DONT NEED IT ON THEN ANYWAY AND IM SURE MY ROUTER WOULD LOVE A BREAK AS WELL.