HOW TO BE ECO FRIENDLY ON A BUDGET



Hello lovelies! This may be a long blog post .. but I have a list of Eco Friendly items at the bottom of this post, so please don't forget to check them out. I wanted to make this post because I get asked about Eco-Friendly products that aren't an arm and a leg. I don't know about you, but I don't have many arms and legs to give out all the time. I thought I would give a little guide to being Eco Friendly on a budget + also give a list a products you can buy for a little cost for those who don't make DIY products.

First I'm going to give some tips on being Eco Friendly using a budget..

#1. Cook from scratch. (I can already hear the sighs.) Whenever I tell people this, the first thing they say is "it's too expensive" or "I don't have time." Ah the time word. We all are busy, very few are sitting around all day eating bon bons watching re-runs of Friends. I work in an Emergency Room at night + I go to college full time during the day for Pre-Med. So telling me, I don't have time .. isn't going to be a good enough excuse. You make time in your life for the things you want to do. Also, it's not too expensive. Buying fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, etc .. it's not going to break the bank. Buying things that are already made for you (or boxed items,) will however hurt your wallet. (also, look for sale items.) You could also grow your own food.

#2. End Food Waste. You save money by not throwing out the food you just spent money on. Don't buy excessive amounts of food that will end up going bad fast. Only buy what you need for a week or two. Left overs are a wonderful thing as well because you don't have to make or buy lunch for the next day.

#3. Fix broken items, don't just throw them out + buy a new item. (if they are fixable.) 

#4.  Unplug everything. I always unplug the appliances in my house whenever I am done with them. It saves a lot of $$.

#5. Ditch disposable items. Paper plates, utensils + cups are a waste of money. It may be easier than to wash the items every time, but you end up saving a lot at the end of the year.

#6. Opt for reusable. (I talk about my Udo tooth brushes below.) Reusable shopping bags are also another great way to be Eco Friendly.

#7. Shorten Showers. I remember getting yelled at about this one when I was younger. 

#8. Go paperless - I use the internet now for all of my bills. It saves money in stamps + saves money for everyone who is involved in sending those bills out including the paper companies. 


I have a ton of products listed below for you that I use personally and I love! I buy most of my items from Grove Collaborative because they always have items discounted! These products are biodegradable, gluten free, cruelty free, vegan, etc.

Also, I have a special link for all my reader..

GET $10.00 TOWARDS YOUR PURCHASE BY USING MY LINK HERE.

Mrs. Meyers Multi Surface Cleaner -16 oz - $3.89
(I use the scent lavender, but you can pick from 7/8 scents.)

 Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap - 16 oz - $3.89
(Lavender as well - pick from 7/8 scents.)

Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap - 12.5 oz - $3.89
(I use the scent basil (love it) - pick from 7/8 scents.)

Mrs. Meyers Hand Lotion - 12 oz - $4.99
(Lavender as well - pick from 7/8 scents.)

Method Toilet Cleaner  - 24 oz - $4.99
(only one scent - spearmint.) 

Method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner  - 28 oz - $3.95
(only one scent - spearmint.) 

Method Wood Floor Cleaner - 28 oz - $5.99
(only one scent - almond.)

Method Daily Wood Cleaner - 28 oz - $5.89
(only one scent - almond.)

Method Glass Cleaner - 28 oz - $3.99
(Two Scents : Mint + Waterfall, I use Mint.)

Walnut Scrubber Sponges - (2) $3.95

Green Forest Facial Tissues (175 tissues) $2.42
OR Seventh Generation Tissues (85 tissues cube) $1.99

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent (33 loads) 50 oz - $9.79
(l use the scent blue eucalyptus + lavender, it also comes in free + clear.)

Method Fabric Softener (45 loads) $6.49
(I use the scent beach sage - there's also ginger mango)

Glass Spray Bottle - 16 oz - $8.95

... I have two other products I use that I don't purchase from Grove Collaborative.

There's two products I want to mention real quick that I don't buy off this website. 

- my toothpaste which is from Hello - (in sweet mint)
Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Etc! Only $4.99

+ my toothbrush from Udo. You can buy a pack of 4 on their website.
($14.00 for 4 brushes = $3.50 per tooth brush) I literally love this toothbrush!
It's biodegradable, soft bristles, and when you buy a toothbrush either a person in need gets a free toothbrush OR they get free meals. I think that's a wonderful thing.

 Something so small, can make such a big difference! I am not telling everyone to go out and buy ALL Eco friendly items, but if you purchase a few here + there or whatever you're comfortable with you are helping the environment that we all live in.


Thanks so much for reading ! Do you have any products you like to use that are Eco Friendly? Are you interested in trying any of these products?!


(PS. I am thinking about maybe giving some of these products away .. would you be interested?!)




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