//Reduce & De-Clutter for an Eco-Friendly Home

Reduce & De-Clutter for an Eco-Friendly Home

Take a moment and picture a home that is always clean and clutter-free. We’ve all flipped through magazines admiring those minimalist designs. The beautiful empty and white look of a home that seems so easy to maintain. Simplicity looks so chic and modern – but more importantly, it’s a great way to turn your space to an Eco-Friendly home.

Get rid of the extras & De-clutter your space

Have you ever thought of our attachment to things? We keep buying useless items that produce waste, harm our pockets and the environment. Well, it’s time to stop. Get rid of all your extra things. Donate some, sell the rest, and make sure you’re left with only the things that you really really need.

Decorate naturally

Refuse to buy items that will only create a bigger mess later. Decorate your home with plants (they’ll clean the air and make your space look beautiful). Want more color? Add your favourite paintings. Don’t forget to pull back the curtains and let the sun shine through.

No plastic

Why would anyone use plastic when there’s wood, bamboo, glass or stainless steel? The toxins in plastic should be enough of a reason to make all of us wave goodbye forever. But the toxins aren’t only dangerous to our health – they end up on our landfills and cause serious harm to animals and the environment. If you’re still not convinced, read our previous blog on the chemicals you’ll find in plastic. But aside from the toxins, plastic looks cheap and well, ugly. Imagine using mason jars for your spices or legumes; or a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one. We think that looks and feels way better than a home that is filled with waste and toxins.

Time to buy some organic cotton

The majority of the cotton you use is grown with toxic chemicals. “According to Organic Trade Association, organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides or fertilizers.” The environment, workers and consumers all benefit from organic cotton and its production.

There’s no need for useless objects that waste our time and money. Instead we have to do things that take care of the Earth – our shared home. Say no to clutter, waste, plastic, chemicals or stuff. Let’s welcome a different philosophy: An Eco-Friendly home means a different way of living. It means living mindfully and consciously. The home is a special place – it’s where we spend quality time with those we love. Let’s take care of it together.

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By | 2017-08-11T16:04:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Toxin-Free Home|Tags: , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Zahra Khosroshahi

Zahra is a Ph.D. student at the University of East Anglia (UEA), looking at the representation of women in contemporary Iranian cinema. When she’s not consumed by films, she likes to write about environmental and health issues. It all started with their family business www.LivingLifeNatural.com where her research turned into a lifelong passion and mission. Zahra believes that we all need to take better care of our shared and only home. To get to know her better, check out her Instagram @zahra_livinglifenatural.