6 habits you can change to live a more super savvy sustainable lifestyle
Written by Kirsty Brandon
Everyone is talking about the cost of living, but can you still be sustainable when trying to save money? We all know that if everyone made changes that the future looks much brighter than perhaps it does right now. But what can you do that will start to make an impact? You may think your efforts are futile but if everyone changed a few habits it could make a considerable difference. So, the SaveMoneyCutCarbon team want to share some easy tips to living a super savvy sustainable lifestyle.
Make it a focus to save water where possible
Saving water when possible is a great way to be more sustainable. There are a few things that you can do that will help you make those changes. You could start saving rainwater in your garden and use it to water your plants. You could reduce the amount of time you spend in the shower, or reduce the number of baths you have and choose the shower instead. To maximise the saving you could swap to an EcoSmart shower head which heats & uses 60% less water, saving you £40 a year on your energy bills, while you enjoy the same (if not better) shower experience! Still unsure? At SaveMoneyCutCarbon you can try it and if you don’t love it, return it for free for a full refund. It may seem like small changes, but they all add up.
Make the switch to environmentally friendly products in the home
There are studies that suggest that the air inside our homes is more toxic than the air outside. And this is because, in a confined space, many of us use chemicals and toxins found in cleaning products. So make the switch to environmentally friendly options by having a browse around our Home Shop for candles, cleaning cloths and more ….
Embrace pre-loved items when it comes to clothing
Fast fashion and cheaper clothes often mean that we can all fall into the habit of buying more than we need, so why not make a change to embrace pre-loved clothes instead? It is a great way to avoid excess clothing going to landfill and also helps you to save money as well.
Reuse where possible
Rather than throw things away, can things be re-used instead? Glass bottles and jars are perfect containers for making the most of refill shops. Once you start thinking about it, you will find that there are plenty of uses for things that you may have ordinarily gotten rid of.
Another thing you might want to consider is recycling. Do you recycle correctly? Some of us have the very best intentions but may not recycles appropriately or even realise that some of the things we put in general waste bins can be recycled in different ways. The more we start to focus on it, the more responsible we will become when it comes to recycling.
Grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs
If you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle then a great place to start is to look at growing your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Even if you don’t have a large garden you can still grow your own on windowsills, balconies, or even get yourself an allotment.
A quick tip: Avoid changing too much too quickly
Finally, as much as it can be tempting to try and do everything, avoid making too many changes too quickly. Make sure you change one habit at a time and ensure that it has become part of your life before moving on to something else. This will stop you from getting overwhelmed.
Let’s hope these tips and suggestions will help you to live a more super savvy sustainable lifestyle.