Eco-Friendly Living

A selection of articles focused on eco-friendly living.

Eco Friendly Gifts for Kids

Choosing gifts for people can be hard enough.  But if you are trying to reduce your impact on the planet, or buying for someone who wants to, what do you buy?  Kids can be particularly difficult in this respect.  Most of them come with a list and it is normally the latest plastic filled craze.  But they are plenty of eco-friendly gifts for kids.   The best bit is that children are the best people to buy eco-friendly gifts for.  They instinctively love animals and nature.  By encouraging them to make environmentally conscious decisions when they are younger, they stand to grow into adults who will fight for it, vote for it and make a difference in the future.   With this in mind here are some of my favourites and recommended brands and products for the Earth-conscious little ones in your lives.  Enjoy! Can’t read it now?  Pin it…

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19 Must Haves For An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

As I write this we are currently having one of the mildest autumns ever.  Many are rejoicing in this fact, but for me, I find it concerning.  It is a reminder of the scale of the human impact on our planet and reminds me that I must continue to find ways to bring our planet back to good health through eco-friendly living.  That’s why I am sharing with you my must-haves for an eco-friendly bathroom.   Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later! Safety Razor I love my safety razor so much that I wrote a whole post about it.  Therefore, it is definitely worthy of its place at the top of this list.  As both a money saver and a planet saver a is a simple switch.  It replaces those plastic disposable razors with a metal version.  They are available in an array of sizes and styles, giving…

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Should You Switch To A Safety Razor?

Recently, I treated myself to something I’d been after for a while.  On my journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle, I have been on the lookout for a new razor.  I’ve tried epilating, disposables, electric shavers and various men’s razors.  But either they didn’t give me the shaving experience that I wanted or they resulted in large amounts of waste.   Some internet searching lead me to the safety razor! Unfortunately, funds did not permit me to invest in one at the time so I pinned it to a Pinterest board called “Gifts for Me” and waited until I had some money to spend.  Well, that day came so I took the plunge.  And oh wow!  Totally worth every penny.  Here is my review:   What is a safety razor? A safety razor is a traditional style razor.  It has a detachable head where you place a razor blade.  Traditionally used…

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16 Essentials For An Eco-Friendly Kitchen

For us, the journey to becoming environmentally conscious was both sudden and gradual.  One day (not long after my first child was born) I realised that I needed to do more to protect the planet and to create a healthy world for my children to grow up in.  However, making the change remains an ongoing process where I slowly learn new things and make informed and intelligent switches.   It may seem like an impossible or unachievable task when you first start the process to transform your home, and life, to one with a reduced impact on the planet.  Hence it is important to remember the following: Can’t read it now?  Pin it for later! Any change you make has a positive effect. You might be just a tiny drop in the ocean, but you are joining a movement of people all making similar changes.  When many people chose to make…

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Cheap Parenting Hacks To Save Money (And Be Awesome Parents)

Mr. Pennies and I have two little kids.  They are the motivation behind all we do but we refuse to let them be expensive.  Children have very basic needs when you look at it.  They need food, drink, clothes, a wash occasionally and cuddles.  Therefore we choose cheap parenting to fit in with our frugal lifestyle.   When we found out that we were going to have a new member of our family we did what most new parents do and bought all the stuff.  We had entered a completely new world and we were vulnerable to marketing and advertising.  Over the first few weeks of her life, we realised that nearly all of what we had bought was pointless.  With a few simple (yet possibly controversial) parenting choices, we were able to save ourselves hundreds if not thousands.   Related posts: Things You Buy Your Kids That I Don’t!…

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