The March Roundup
A few helpful resources/tips for making better choices for our health, homes, and planet.
Health: Avoid Conventional Disinfectants, Sanitizers, and Antibacterials
Conventional disinfectants and sanitzers contain harmful chemicals that actually weaken our immune systems and lungs. Branch Basics put together a wonderful, comprehensive blog post detailing why using natural soap-based cleaners is safer and more effective at breaking down germs and viruses. Read it here: Why We're Not Disinfecting Our Homes (even now!)
Home: Editing and Decluttering your Home
Systematically (one room at a time) organizing and decluttering my home was one of the best things I have ever done. As part of my mental health healing, it gave me a helpful project to focus on, while uplifting my overall outlook. Waking up to a decluttered home is life changing. I used the KonMarie Method and it took me 4 months to get through the whole house. In my experience, it was absolutely worth it. Five stars, I highly recommend.
A few tips:
- Repurpose items that are meaningful, but not practical.
- Donate or gift items that have a lot of life left in them.
- Part of decluttering for me, meant moving things around. No need to buy new when you can use what you already have more effectively.
- Buying all new organizing jars/bins isn't eco-friendly, especially if they are plastic. Use what you already have.
- Once you are done de-cluttering, be protective of what you bring in. Shop consciously going forward.
Planet: One Tree Planted, 1% For the Planet, and Carbon Offsetting
Support small business and companies that give a damn. That have eco-friendly business practices, that donate to conservation, or that actively make an effort to take care of our beautiful Earth. Your dollar has power. Use it to make a difference!
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