Did you know that your brain makes upwards of 35,000 decisions a day? From the products we use to the habits we adopt, we take actions every day that can have a direct impact on our planet.
Some may assume that making changes to their everyday lifestyle requires major sacrifices, the truth is that even small swaps in one’s everyday routine can add up to big benefits.
While there are endless swaps to make in your everyday routine to make it more sustainable, here are 5 of our favorites that can help conserve energy and reduce waste.
1. Using dryer sheets → using reusable dryer balls
If you are using a dryer, a dryer ball is a great solution for single-use sheets. Dryer balls still soften laundry and reduce static, but also cut down the dry time by an average of 30%!
If you are looking to pick up a set, here are some of our favorites:
By unplugging things like phone/laptop chargers, TV/gaming systems, and small kitchen appliances, the Department of Energy estimates you could use 10% less energy each month!
3. Buying books new → borrowing from your local public library/Libby App
Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. All you need to get started is your library card:
- Download the app here!
While air drying may take longer it will save on energy, it also helps your clothes last longer (meaning you won't have to buy new clothes as often)!
5. Converting old towels or fabric into cleaning rags
Let’s be real everyone has at least a few of these laying around ✋
- If you have some time and want to make them extra fancy we love this tutorial for adding a fun edge!
Looking for more #SustainableSwaps you can implement this month? We are here to help you green up your kitchen and your weekly grocery shopping, too:
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