There are things that we all do that, whether we realize it or not, are wasteful. Some things aren’t too harmful – owning a thousand hair ties and bobby pins that always float around the house doesn’t affect anyone but us, hahahah – but when it comes to how much we waste when we could easily be reusing …
It makes me cringe to think of all the excess trash piling up in landfills, simply because we don’t realize how easy it is to make little changes!
First off, I’d like to say that this post is not going to be advising against different things, such as fast food consumption because of ketchup packets and fry boxes. My goal is not to hate on things that cause any waste; waste is inevitable. But when it’s within my power (and comfort zone!) to eliminate throwing away more trash, I’ll take the extra time, spend a bit more money, and put a little more effort into making this earth, the only place I call home, happier and healthier.
This is part one of an ongoing series because I hope to continue finding ways to save on waste!
Showering + Washing My Hair
What I Used To Do: Take a long, hot shower every morning and not really pay attention to the time, washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner.
What I Do Now: Take a warm, as-quick-as-I-possibly-can shower and ditch the conditioner! My hair is just as happy and clean without the added hair product.
Why I’ve Changed: I’m saving a lot of water now, as well as natural gas (which heats the water), conditioner, and time! I only take long, hot showers now when I’ve had rough day, either physically or emotionally, and that is much appreciated.
Washing My Face
What I Used To Do: Wash my face before going to bed every night, using a tissue or two to dry my face off. (Why didn’t I use a washcloth? I mean, really? I have no idea! lol)
What I Do Now: I’ve started using reusable makeup remover pads that my mom got from a wonderful shop recently on Etsy! I love them so much! They’re tiny and cute, they get all the makeup off my face, and they’re way better than tissues! Haha. They’re like little washcloths with adorable patterns on the back. I might need to get more …
Why I’ve Changed: I certainly didn’t need to keep using tissues, that’s for sure!
Thanks for reading! I will definitely do more posts like this in the near future, as the things I listed aren’t the only things I’ve changed in my life to make the world a better (happier) place! I hope that you have a wonderful Monday! ❤