Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Clever Tricks from Readers for Greening Your Life

Recently I did a giveaway, and one of the entries was to share a green tip. I loved them so much I thought I would share with you some of the tips that were left.
  • When you're waiting for the water to heat up, don't let the water go down the drain. We collect it and use it to water our garden. -Elizabeth
  • Try to save all the food you would normally throw into the garbage! Instead, compost it and use it to feed your garden! This not only nourishes the garden, but helps send less to the landfill! -Lindsey
  • Use cloth faux paper towels and napkins. Cuts on waste and we just throw them in the wash with our clothes. -Tristan
  • Use canvas bags when shopping! Leave the plastic behind and if you do use them - recycle them at Publix or Walmart or wherever they have plastic bag recycle bins. -Mary
  • I love my cloth diapers and I wash them in my high efficiency machine and then dry them on a drying rack so that I use less energy by not drying them AND the sun naturally bleaches out any stains! What a great bonus! -Samantha
  • Clean with vinegar whenever possible, instead of a bunch of chemicals. You can use it to clean almost anything! -Kelli
  • Re-usuable snack bags! We used to go through soo many ziploc bags! -Sarah
  • My favorite "green" tip is use less and recycle more! -Bethany
  • Your green tip here! Comment below and I will add it to the list.
Here's my green tip for today: Reuse things as much as possible, almost everything has a second life after it's first use. :-)


  1. Samantha StevensJuly 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    It is so awesome to see I made the list!  I love it!  Another thing that we do that helps green up our lives is we have tried to buy a majority of our 8 month old's clothes second hand.  Little babies grow so quickly that a lot of their clothing barely gets worn, so why not take advantage of that fact by buying clothes from friends or yard sales?  Not only is it good for the Earth, but like many green things, it is great for our pocketbook, too!  

  2. Buy furniture, clothes, toys etc. at thrift stores and/ or consignment sales. Cheaper and greener! Many of the thrift stores support great charities, too! We use cloth diapers (1/2 of them purchased from a consignment sale) and use a quilt rack to dry them most of the time. Don't forget about hand-me-downs!  Also, lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, salt, olive oil and water are the best cleaning products! http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/2011/07/easy-homemade-bathroom-cleaner/http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/2011/06/homemade-fabric-softener/ 

  3. I have to agree with you that recycling is really important for the planet and bio degradable polythene bags are great for storing food and won't damage the atmosphere