Welcome back my friends! I hope 2021 has been treating you well so far! Today I am coming at you with another 5 Simple things post. If you are new here, in each post of this series I share 5 simple things that you can do that won’t seem like a lot to you but will big affect of our beautiful planet. The best part – it will also save you money too! Score!
Previous Posts in this series
5 Simple Things
1. Start using recycled toilet paper
This is a really simple thing you can do! All you have to do is switch out your regular brand for a brand that uses recycled paper. It’s quick simple and will have no impact on your life but will greatly help the planet.
Money Saved: Okay I am not going to lie, this one you might not save a lot of money on but it’s still definitely worth the swap for the environmental benefits.
2. Don’t throw out soft fruit or veg
When your fruit or veg start to go a little soft, don’t throw them out (unless of course they are infact completely inedible). You can either freeze them and then use them later in meals or you can juice them or smoothie them where the texture of the fruit doesn’t matter.
Money Saved: All the wasted money on food you never used or all the extra money you would spend to replace the fruit & veg.
3. Double sided printing
This might seem like a random one but I think it is one that people often forget. If you do a lot of printing then try where possible to print it double sided. Save the trees.
Money Saved: You will have to buy paper much less often.
4. Going makeup free
Of course this is a completely personal choice but it has a lot of benefits to going makeup free, even if its just once in a while. I personally love it now although in my younger days you would never catch me without makeup, perish the thought. However since becoming a qualifeid makeup artist its funny but I actually find that I wear makeup less and less and I am very comfortable with this. With the current climate and being at home alot definitely helps the situation too! Having more makeup free days is better for your skin, better for your wallet & better for the environment (As you are buying less of it so less resources use to create it and less waste when you throw them out)
Money Saved: All the money you would have spend buying more products as you thing that you need them or because you go through the ones you have much quicker.
5. Reuse Bath towels
Again people will have so many opinions on this. I know some people who can’t even contemplate doing this, others that don’t mind as long as it is their own towel and others that don’t mind at all. Me personally I don’t mind as long as it’s Joe or I’s towel. As we both shower everyday we use that towel for maybe two days straight then get a new one. This saves on electricity & water to wash it and increases the life of the towel.
Money Saved: Reduced costs in electricity & water bills
Here are just 5 simple things you can do to join the gobal effort to save the planet earth.
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Please let me know in the comments if you decide to try out any of these changes or if you have any more ideas of your own! I would love to hear all about it!