The list of things I can feel guilt about in my own home seems to be never-ending. Is anyone else all aboard the mom guilt train? Something that’s been weighing extra heavy on me, quite literally, is the amount of trash our little family churns out.
I pinky promise you there is no reason to put it off any longer. Here are 25 simple ways to go green, and I challenge you to try a few new ones this summer:
1. Consider bamboo toothbrushes. I can’t wrap my head around the number of toothbrushes I’ve thrown out since I was a kid. Actually, probably not as many as I should have. Raise your hand if you, too, don’t replace your toothbrush right on time every time! These bamboo brushes are an excellent alternative to the plastic ones.
2. Invest in bamboo cleaning brushes. I recently swapped out all of my plastic dish scrubbers and cleaning brushes with bamboo ones. At minimum, they’re more aesthetically pleasing. At best, they last way longer and don’t get all stinky like my plastic ones did. I swear, they’re self-cleaning. I don’t know how; it’s just bamboo magic. Let’s bamboo everything!
3. Repurpose plastic containers as tiny greenhouses. Many fruits and vegetables can be re-grown from their tops or seeds. This doubles as a fun learning experiment!
4. Switch to cloth napkins. I’ll admit, I’m struggling to kiss paper towels goodbye, but we have majorly cut down on how frequently we use them. I stock up with tea towels from IKEA as cloth napkins and keep plenty of dish cloths and towels around the kitchen for cleaning up spills. These cloths in particular are magically absorbent, and you can order them from mightyfix.com or pick some up at H-E-B!