Make every day Earth Day with these tips

Please note: This is a non-sponsored post that contains some links to sponsored content. All posts contain my honest thoughts.

Spring time I am always trying to come up with more ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. There was a time when I put minimal effort into making green choices. However over time, I realized that really you CAN make a difference when you make minimal effort in lots of ways! I have compiled some of my favorite ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle that do not cost a fortune. Beginning with 2 of my most popular posts: DIY Compost Bin and DIY Solar Oven

SolarOvenCompostCollage

~Start your own Garden

Starting your own garden does not require a lot of space, time, or money. For years, I stuck to containers only since we had limited space and moved often. Now we have a full garden with lots of edibles and pretty things to look at! Some of our favorite things to grow that have been low maintenance are greens, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries. This year we are starting a few new things in the garden. The good thing about gardening is that it’s okay to mess up! Those mistakes teach us what doesn’t work and how to improve for next time!

~~~~~

If you need an idea to create your garden space, try this recycled tire planter {click HERE}

tireplanter

~~~~~

To water our garden we use rain barrels and recycled bottles as self-watering bottles {click HERE to make your own}

DIYselfwateringbottle

~~~~~

gardeningcollage

 

  • What you need to do is figure out how much space you have (containers are an option if you a really limited)?
  • Suffer with depression? Walking out and appreciating what’s growing does wonders for my mood!
  • What are your favorite expensive produce splurges? Would it be cheaper to grow them rather than buying?
  • Don’t have a green thumb? Start with plants not seeds. I have learned that some plants I can grow from seeds and others just disappoint me.
  • Use eggshells to help start seeds inside or make the garden (or home) pretty with eggshell mosaic (click here)

GreatDayFarmsEggShellMosaicBirdhouse#ad

~Make mint latte lip scrub with leftover coffee

MintLatteLipScrub4#ad

~Use leftover tea to revive plants

BigelowTeaSustainability2#shop

~Upcycle broken Crayons

Most households with kids have broken crayons or crayons that are too small to really use. Try this fun activity with your kids!

solarovencrayons7

Please note: while these links have my honest opinions, some of these are sponsored links recycled for Earth Day!

Comments

    • Natalie says

      We have been renters for 10 years due to relocating alot. I started out doing contain gardening with peppers, tomatoes, and herbs. Start small, practical choices, and remember if it dies that you can always plant more!

  1. Justin Tan says

    Love all these great tips. We have a little garden in our backyard where we plant veggies and fruits. Would love to try upcycling the broken Crayons. We have a lot of broken crayons from my son and really think it’s a good idea to do that!

  2. RT says

    Great idea! Love the crayon tip – it’s awesome! I cannot grow flowers from seeds, I stick to plants, lol. I really want to grow my own herbs, but with dogs and cats, plus wild bunnies, I can’t figure out a good location outside.

  3. ERICA WEAVER says

    great tips i always wanted to find more ways to start a garden i am hoping one day i will finally have a garden of my own

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge