Category: Natural Home

Benefits of Going Plastic Free

Have you ever stopped to think about how differently we live than our ancestors lived just a century ago? I don’t think about this often and generally I only think about it when I’m trying to make a change in my lifestyle that would revert my way of living to ways that are reminisce of the “old days”. For instance, when I dream of living completely plastic free… I often begin thinking it’s a great idea but then I start thinking about all the things that I’d have to find replacements for; plastic toothbrushes, plastic wrap, food storage containers....

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Are you Sure you Want to Microwave That? 5 Reasons to Shy Away From Microwaves

Microwaves were a very normal part of my childhood. I can remember hearing the familiar humming and sequential beeping coming from the kitchen each morning as I got dressed for school. I’d walk in a few minutes later to find a steaming bowl of Cream of Wheat waiting for me on the counter. When I was in Kindergarten, I even shared my microwaving know-how in our class cookbook: “You put 1 1/2 tsp. of hot cereal, then put it in a bowl with I guess maybe 3 of the cups of milk with the cereal. You put in in...

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6 Reasons to be Concerned About Household Electronics

I know what you are thinking… You don’t want to start reading this post. You love your household electronics and you do not need to find out that they are some sort of horrible thing that must be done away with. At least, that’s how I always feel when I come across blog posts that are titled like this one. Never fear, I’m a bit of a modern crunchy mama. I like my technology. In fact, just today we got a new screen to use! Oh dear! However, like many things, they aren’t perfectly safe and it’s always a...

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Reducing the Clutter, Reducing the Waste

We’ve been talking a lot about reducing our waste. We’ve established that there are many ways to reduce waste; it’s not just about recycling. We’ve even gone into the details of preventing food waste. But what about the over all clutter and waste that fills our homes? How do we go about trimming out the useless items in our house and how do we prevent ourselves from accumulating new clutter? I’m not a minimalist expert by any means. For the most part, my house definitely is closer to the minimalist side than most American homes but I still have...

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10 Ways to Prevent Food Waste

Reducing our waste often feels like it only applies to non-perishable items. Things like trash, plastic, and products we do not need. However, there’s another area of reducing waste and it’s one that many of us are guilty of ignoring… food waste! Reducing food waste is an area that I feel strongly about. I’m not really sure why. Perhaps it’s because my family lives on a rather tight grocery budget so seeing others waste food/money is something I just do not understand. In any case, people can waste a lot of food if they are not paying attention. The...

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15 Ways to Reduce Your Waste

When it comes to reducing waste, most people just think about recycling. Now don’t get me wrong, recycling is definitely a valuable way to reduce waste but there are so many more ways to cut down on all the stuff that will ultimately end up in the landfill. Ways to Reduce Your Waste   The Famous Three:   Recycle As I mentioned, recycling is a popular choice when it comes to reducing waste. It’s not hard to do especially with so many cities providing recycling pick ups. Most of the time, recycling is as easy and tossing paper, plastic,...

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The Benefits of Reducing Waste

Each month I’m focusing on a different area of natural living as part of my Going Natural – One Month at a Time series. This month is all about reducing waste. Now don’t go thinking that this will just focus on trash reduction or even recycling. Reducing waste is so much more! We’ll be covering talking about minimalism, up cycling, composting, reducing food waste, and so much more! I’d like to think that everyone on this planet would understand why reducing waste would be a good thing. Perhaps they do. The problem is that we don’t all practice it. Now sometimes...

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