When you start making sustainable lifestyle choices, every aspect of your life starts to change for the better. From your nightlife to your home, a sustainable lifestyle becomes a part of your character and choices. Here are five examples to show how living sustainably can change your home!
By following a sustainable lifestyle, you’ll probably make a move towards eating plant-based meals at least once per week, if not full time. By forgoing meat occasionally, your grocery list will change to offer meatless alternatives. It’s interesting to see how living sustainably can make such a large impact on our diets, but even more so on the environment! Did you know that 15,415 liters of water are used to produce one kg of beef? This means that each time you opt for a veggie alternative, such as chickpeas, instead of a hamburger, you’ll be making a choice that is driven by your sustainable lifestyle.
Living a sustainable lifestyle means actively pursuing ways to go green. Therefore, you’ll opt for natural cleaners for your home, carpooling for your family, and reusable plates and flatware. Simple things like washing your clothes on cold will become a staple in your sustainable lifestyle. It is interesting to see how living sustainably can also help you be the best version of yourself.
For some living individuals living sustainably, their homes will feel incomplete without the adoption of plants as decor. If plants become an avid part of your sustainable lifestyle, you’ll soon come to realize how living sustainably can change your house into a green space, with houseplants and hanging planters. You might even opt for watering your plants with used water, saving water leftover from when you were washing your vegetables or from rainwater you’ve collected.
When not buying houseplants, individuals living a sustainable lifestyle will feel urged to buy second hand when in need of something. The next time you are out looking for furniture or decor, you may check your local thrift store or a second-hand website, such as eBay or Poshmark. Once the perfect piece has been found, it can be a wonderful and lasting addition to a home. It’s wonderful how living sustainably can also mean living beautifully. Furthermore, living a sustainable lifestyle means encapsulating an element of minimalism: only buying what you need. By buying what you need, you’ll eventually be sending fewer items to the landfill, just another example of how living sustainably can help the Earth.
Speaking of avoiding sending things to a landfill, donate your unwanted items to thrift stores, or sell them online! This is a great example of how living sustainably can help bring joy to someone else: by donating your no longer loved things, someone else can find joy in the item! Also, by decluttering your home, you can focus on living your sustainable lifestyle in a more clean and eco-conscious space.
Finally, by living a sustainable lifestyle, you’ll likely opt for natural products for your house, including your lawn care. Traditional pest control and lawn care involve chemicals that can be unhealthy for you, your family, your pets, and the Earth. Thus, opt for an eco-conscious method which is safer for everyone! This is another way that shows how living sustainably as an individual can be better for everyone you interact with.
Do you have other examples of how living sustainably changed the way you think about your home and the things you choose for it? We’d love to hear how living sustainably has made an impact on your life! Feel free to tag us in your sustainable lifestyle photos and posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!