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
~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!
- 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)
~Make mint latte lip scrub with leftover coffee
~Use leftover tea to revive plants
~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!
Please note: while these links have my honest opinions, some of these are sponsored links recycled for Earth Day!