Living a Greener Life Step 3: R-E-S-A-L-E (buy local, buy used)

It is impossible to live a life completely free of consumption, but we can choose what we consume and where it comes from. When it comes to shopping, I strive to buy used as often as possible. There are some items that should be purchased new such as socks, underwear, hygiene products, helmets and otherContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 3: R-E-S-A-L-E (buy local, buy used)”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 5: Grocery Bags

The next single-use item that needs to be swapped out for reusable ones is grocery bags. Regular plastic bags are not durable yet they take forever to break down and biodegrade. Bringing your own grocery bag to the store can help reduce this waste. Because plastic bags are small, they’re easily blown out of trashContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 5: Grocery Bags”

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Things (without causing environmental harm)

I believe minimalism is the key to living a greener life. The accumulation of junk makes it harder to scale back and focus on what’s really important. Decluttering and purging one’s home might seem like a daunting task in the beginning, but once you start, it’s hard to stop. So then where do you start?Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Things (without causing environmental harm)”

Living a Greener Life Step 2: R-E-D-U-C-E (less is more)

The first R in my 10 step challenge for living a greener life is REMOVE. Removing clutter from your home and getting more organized will give you the firm foundation needed to simplify your life and pursue green living. You can also remove environmentally harmful products from your home in the process. What’s the bestContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 2: R-E-D-U-C-E (less is more)”

9 Tips to Green-up your Closet

I’m going to host a clothing swap party soon (Covid permitting). And not just as an excuse to sip wine with my girls, but also because clothing swap parties offer two of my favorite activities: decluttering and getting free stuff. Once a year, I try to go through my closet and pull out the itemsContinue reading “9 Tips to Green-up your Closet”

Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?

Happy Winter Solstice! Around this time last year I went on my first winter float. Winter floats are different from summer floats because it’s cold, of course, and there’s an element of danger knowing if you flip, you better get out of that water quick! But there’s also something about how quiet and peaceful theContinue reading “Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?”

Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.” – Douglas Horton  I believe the foundation of green living is minimalism. Before you can start recycling, reducing, and reusing, you should first remove unwanted items from your home. Purging your home of items you no longer want will not only give you peace ofContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)”

Day 16: Learning to Get Settled

I’m nomadic by nature. I’m used to being in limbo, but boy, don’t it get old? I’ve been more or less living out of suitcases for the past 6 years. I spent 3 years abroad and now it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been home. But I still don’t have my own place andContinue reading “Day 16: Learning to Get Settled”

Day 4: Cleaning and Organizing

If you find yourself bored during this quarantine, now might be the perfect time to clean, organize, and PURGE!!! Having less stuff is such a wonderful feeling. I’d recommend it to anybody. Recently, I blogged about the art of minimalism, a concept I firmly believe in. The original post is HERE and now seems like theContinue reading “Day 4: Cleaning and Organizing”

How to be a Minimalist in 3 Easy Steps

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.” – Douglas Horton  Are you ready to embrace minimalism? There’s no better time seeing as how we’re all being cooped up indoors amidst this fear of the Corona Virus.  Minimalism has enormous benefits, and for me, the primary goal is to live the greenest lifeContinue reading “How to be a Minimalist in 3 Easy Steps”