Month: April 2019

Are Minimalists Happier?

Minimalism is growing in popularity. In some aspects, it’s becoming a fad. Although there are obvious physical benefits to minimizing your objects, what about mental benefits? Are minimalists happier? JOY OF DECLUTTERING In the short term, decluttering your space brings tons of joy. Seeing your “out” pile grow and your space become clearer is immensely satisfying. For some time …

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What is Zero Waste?

The zero waste movement continues to gain popularity by the day, as more people become interested in reducing the plastic in their lives. Studies finding many plastics to be unsafe, and the ever-present micro-plastics in our food, bodies, and water help increase interest in ditching plastic as well. Overall though, people are becoming more desperate for solutions as corporations and the …

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How to Properly Dispose of Dog Poop

How to Properly Dispose of Dog Poop: Zero Waste Dog Poop Disposal

How do you dispose of dog poop in a zero waste fashion? Is there a zero waste alternative to doggie bags? These are questions that plague the zero waste pet community, and there are a variety of opinions on the matter. I hope to cover some options that will reduce your pup’s waste–at least the …

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How to Make Soap Bars Last Longer

How to Make Soap Bars Last Longer

Bar soap is a zero waste staple. Whether you’re switching from liquid soaps, shampoos, conditioners, or even sunscreens to bar options, it’s a great step towards a less wasteful lifestyle. When I first switched, I was surprised by how quickly my soap was disappearing! Here are some tips I learned to help my soap last longer in the shower–or the bath. Cup up soap …

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Zero Waste Laundry

Zero Waste Laundry

Laundry is my least favorite chore. I’m sure that part of it is that I have to go to the laundromat. However, I do feel better about it knowing that I’m not producing nearly as much waste as I used to. Here’s how I make my laundry routine as eco-friendly and zero-waste as possible. SORT As with any laundry routine, the …

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