I was trying to make myself feel better about the enormous footprint I'm leaving on this Earth so I started thinking about the things I do everyday that are "green". Here's my list of some simple changes that keep Earth a little happier.
- One thing I do is use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean everything! I've been doing this since I was pregnant because I started to realize how many toxic chemicals I was using just to clean. Vinegar is a disinfectant and it's really cheap! A win-win!
- This sounds so simple, but if you ask my husband it was hard for me to train myself to do: turn off lights! I love a well lit home and hate to walk down a dark hall. The problem is that I would prefer to leave a light on in every room. I have learned to shut them off and am proud to say that during the day I use sunlight and rarely turn a light on!
- I gave up on dryer sheets. If you do a google search, you'll find lots of sites that tell you how toxic they are. I could drive myself crazy and analyze all the ingredients but I look at it this way: everything is made from something, this something may be toxic so do I really need it? I decided I didn't really need dryer sheets so now I use dryer balls and I honestly don't miss them.
I know this is a short list but at least I have tried to make some changes. I try to be conscious of what I bring into my home because everything is loaded with chemicals. What types of things do you do to help the environment and keep your home healthier?