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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

cloth sanitary pads

Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads

I started my periods way back when I was around 11/12 and yet what has recently astounded me is that I have gone around for the last 25 years or so not knowing that cloth sanitary pads were a thing. I have spent how much?! Oh, god, I don’t want to know, just imagine… I may cry, I may actually cry, PLUS I have sent god knows how much plastic, chemical-filled waste to landfill or incineration (pass the bucket). I honestly not only feel sick from all of this but I also feel completely and utterly cheated. Continue reading “Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads”

how to be eco-friendly on a budget

How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget

Ok, so since making a lot of changes over the last year in order to become more eco-friendly there has been one obstacle that I have come up against time and time again: the sheer cost. Yep, as soon as you start looking for products that start with the word ‘eco’ you can guarantee that the price is going to be far higher than your usual product. I look at it in the same way I had to when I was getting married and when I was expecting. Add wedding to the front of something and the price usually triples, add baby to the front of something or even maternity and the price can roughly double Continue reading “How To Be Eco-Friendly On A Budget”

totsbots easyfit reusable nappies and wet bag and changing mat

Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots

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Reusable nappies have become a passion of mine (something you may have noticed!) Since making the swap in June last year I have gradually built up a stash big enough to wave goodbye to single-use nappies for good, I have talked about the ease of the switch and have tried my best to spread the word that reusable nappies are the way forward for our environment. However, the benefits of changing aren’t all about being eco-friendly. We have discovered that William is far more comfortable in reusables, that he never gets nappy rash and that we are saving ourselves a lot of money in long-run. If that isn’t enough to tempt you just yet, perhaps the designs will?! Have you SEEN today’s reusable nappies? Continue reading “Review | New Elements Easyfit Reusable Nappies by Totsbots”

How Can You Make An Impact This Plastic Free July?

How Can You Make An Impact This Plastic Free July?

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Ok, so if you have been around for a while you will be very aware that reducing our waste, becoming more eco-friendly, cutting out plastic and making a positive change for our planet have all become my mission. I have been pretty vocal (*cough* Pampers *cough*) just of late and even though it may have caused a stir I don’t really mind because what gets people talking will have an impact and that is what my message is all about. Continue reading “How Can You Make An Impact This Plastic Free July?”

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Why I Won’t Be Ridding My Home Of Plastic Toys

Plastic. It’s been a huge talking point over the last year, hasn’t it? And if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that it’s been something I have been gradually tackling. Our swaps so far include: Continue reading “Why I Won’t Be Ridding My Home Of Plastic Toys”

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3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home

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We all want to live in stylish and visually appealing homes, and, increasingly, more and more of us are also becoming conscious of our impact on the environment, and mindful of the need to be environmentally responsible.

It turns out, there are plenty of things that you can do to turn your home into your own personal paradise, according to your particular aesthetic preferences, while also being careful to have the lightest possible environmental footprint in the process. Continue reading “3 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Style up Your Home”