Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ways to be Green

The last couple years I have been becoming more and more "green". Why you might ask? Well my reasons are simple.
  1. To save money.
  2. To save time.
  3. To help the enviroment.
You can save yourself alot of money by investing in reusable products. Things such as cloth diapers, unpaper towels, reusable water bottles, reusable snack bags and shopping bags. These products are made to be reused so they are crafted out of quality materials therefore are more money initially but in the long run will save you money.
You will also save money by using them. For instance at some grocery stores you will get a discount if you tell them at the checkout you are using your own shopping bags. By using reusable unpaper towels you will never run out (save time) or need to buy more towels for cleaning. Instead of wasting a ton of ziplock bags for snacks, buying a few reusable snack bags you can wash and reuse you wont run out, or have to buy anymore.
By reusing all of the following you will save the enviroment from wasted resources.

Here is a bunch of ways you can be green too:

Reusable Products:
Foldable water bottle:
Reusable filtering bottle:
Reusable grocery bags:
Unpaper towels:
Reusable snack bags
Reusable Cloth Diapers:

Pinterest ways to be green:
Toilet Paper Roll Art
Reuse creamer containers for snack containers
Use old hanger clips for snack bag clips
Reuse salt pour top on a canning jar.
Rain water pour off into a garbage can, reuse water for watering plants/ yard.
Reuse plastic bags for trash bags
Reuse toliet paper rolls for seed germination
Reuse old laundry jugs to store nails & screws in the garage
Make a reusable swiffer duster with fleece fabric
Reuse wine corks to make art in your house
Reuse milk jugs to use as watering can.

I hope I have inspired you to make one step in becoming a "green" person. I think it cant hurt if everyone is more green in some way.

I'd like to hear how others try to be green. Post below if you want to share.



  1. Great post, we try to live as green as possible also :) New follower from bloggy moms, I look forward to your future posts!

  2. Your little guy is adorable! I'm also looking for more green living ideas! I'm a new follower. Saw your post on bloggy moms. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi... First time visiting your blog. Saw your post on bloggy moms. I am also trying to be "more" green both for the economy & for savings. I love using our own reusable bags at the grocery store.. I figure I save 50 cents every two weeks.. that is another $13.00 in my pocket plus less plastic in the world! I don't understand why more people don't use them. :) Anyway, will visit again! Have a great week!