Go Green & Be Clean!
When someone says they've "gone green" we automatically think they've gone vegan and are living outdoors. While that holds benefits, going green also means making more environmentally friendly decisions that help make our Earth stronger and also our lives cleaners. The condition of Earth can be saved for another topic, but eco-friendly decision making also benefits you and your loved ones. Okay, so you can grow your own vegetables
for starters. If you don't have a green thumb, remember that practice makes perfect. Start with one plant and treat it like you would a child- love it, feed it, protect it. If that's not possible for you, visit a local farmers market
. Doing this saves you plenty of money and also supports a family business. Supporting a family business helps them send their children to college, supporting big businesses just gives the CEO another buck toward their next vacation. Recycle
plastics and aluminums by having separate cans from regular trash. If necessary, label the cans with what is recyclable. Coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels and waste, teabags, cardboard cartons, and paper scraps are common household items that can be used as compost. Compost is ground up materials used as plant fertilizer, which can help increase your chances of obtaining a green thumb.
LED and Solar lights
are great alternatives, too. Solar lights look beautiful and light up on their own. LED lights are actually brighter and offer prettier lighting, too (hello perfect selfies!). Making these switches help keep space and cleanliness in your home. Making these choices benefit the environment and your health even within the first day. When shopping for new shoes or appliances, keep the cardboard
boxes in your attic or garage incase you plan to move, or just to store items. Cardboard boxes are great for holding photos, for example, and even clothes you plan to donate. It's a go-green alternative. Plastic never disintegrates and just builds up, which is why our planet isn't doing so great. Donate and recycle
any items (clothes, furniture, appliances) that can be used by someone else, but aren't selling on your convenient App. Don't throw it away where it'll just accumulate space in a trash field, nor should you leave it outside your property for anyone to take. Bring it to a center that you know accepts donations, or ask your neighbors and friends if they'd like it. Buy indoor and outdoor plants
for purified air, too! Most indoor plants are easy to care for, especially succulents and cacti.
Making these simple lifestyle changes dramatically improves your living condition (not to mention the Earth!). It is cost efficient and friendly for any neighborhood and home. For more helpful tips on keeping your house clean and organized, stay tuned in with Cleanout Express!