I know that I talk a lot on here about being sustainable and eco-conscious but that doesn’t mean I am perfect at it! No one should ever feel guilty for not making the same eco-conscious decisions I am making. We are all on our own journey of trying our best to live sustainably. Everyone’s journey looks different and living sustainably also means living within your means. No one expects anyone to completely change their lives overnight into being completely non-wasteful. Financially it isn’t realistic, but you can choose to be sustainable in small and simple ways. That is why I suggest and promote thrifting, it is a small way that you and I can make a difference. It was one of the first sustainable steps I have made and that I continue to make when it comes to my closet.
Now if you are new to all of this, here are some simple ways you can help the planet without upending your life or finances.
- Research clothing brands that give back to the environment or that their clothing is well made.
- Next go through your closet and see if there are any jeans that are wearing out or any pieces in your closet that you need to replace in the near future.
- Go through your closet and donate anything that doesn’t fit or you don’t love anymore.
- If there are any pieces that are too worn out to donate, cut them up and use them as cleaning rags for your home.
We all can use more rags around the house, but this is really about trying to get more use out of everything you have. For sure there are pieces you can't clean with, but you can remake them, sew them into a patchwork quilt, make a costume out of it, make scrunchies or hair scarves out of them. There are endless ideas and then it can give you a hobby! Something you can do to wind down and watch Netflix while doing.
These are just some simple steps you can start taking to live a more sustainable life. linked below are some sustainable companies you can shop from and some websites that haver even more sustainable ideas you can implement in your life! If you have any other simple ideas that have worked for you go ahead and comment below.