Whether you are looking to do your part for the environment, or you are simply looking to save money on your household budget, there is no doubt that sustainable homemaking can help you out.
If you think that sustainable homemaking is something you would like to try, here are some of the best habits to get into in 2022:
Switch to solar
If you live in an area that gets a lot of sun, switching to solar-powered chargers, or even investing in a solar roof if you can afford to do so, is one of the best ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Although they do have an upfront cost, solar power sources will very soon pay for themselves and start saving you money on the cost of energy too, so at the very least, consider making a witch, however big or small, to solar.
Make your own cleaning products
Not only are the household cleaning products you pick up from the store often filled with potentially harmful chemicals that can have a negative impact on the planet and you personally, but they are also often packaged in plastic which is not ideal for the planet either.
The good news is, it is pretty simple to make your own cleaning products using common household staples like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice which are just as, if not more effective than store-bought alternatives.
Grow your own
If you have a yard, and you are able to do so, one of the best ways to run a more sustainable home is to plant and grow your own fruits and veggies. Not only is gardening an excellent hobby to keep you happy and healthy, but it will also help to lower your food miles considerably. You’ll also save money and have access to high-quality fruits and vegetables whenever you want them – what could be better than that?
Make do and mend
When you get a hole in your sock, do you throw them away or do you darn them? If you do the former, it might be worth watching a few YouTube tutorials on basic knitting and sewing skills so you can mend your clothing instead of tossing it out and buying new. Do the same with basic DIY skills and learn a little about electronics and pretty soon you will be saving money and helping to save the planet by making do and mending what you already have instead of needlessly replacing it with something new.
Switch to reusable products
From beeswax sandwich wraps to reusable cotton buds, there are so many household products that you may currently be buying each week, that you can replace with a reusable version that will last you for months, even years to come, Make the switch today and you’ll be amazed ay how much you can save.
As you can see, sustainable homemaking habits, when put into action, can save you money, help to save the planet, and even give you a better quality of life, so why not add a few into your life today?