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I Stopped Using Laundry Detergent Almost a Year Ago

That’s right, it’s officially been over a year since I’ve purchased laundry detergent, and close to a year since I stopped using it. No, I don’t make my own, that’s honestly too much effort for me to go through in my life right now (sometimes you have to balance the natural life with the convenient life, yaknowwhatImean?). And no, I’m not washing with vinegar. I like vinegar but in laundry it’s primarily used as a fabric softener and since I  ...

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When is it Okay to Throw Things Away?

How do you start living a waste-free or minimalistic lifestyle? If you live on Instagram (P.S. I’m not on Instagram anymore, long story, just FYI), you are probably bombarded with pictures of gorgeous homes where everything is perfectly curated and intentionally placed “just so.” And it might be tempting to just throw away everything you own and start over. I was actually just listening to a recent episode of Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast, where she interviewed  ...

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How Your Closet Impacts the World

As I go through my journey to a more sustainable lifestyle, one of the biggest areas I have been learning about is the devastating effects of the fast fashion industry on the environment – not just in ecosystem in the making of the product (do you know what some factories DO with the liquid dye for clothing?), but also because of the excess of “last season’s” clothing continuing to pile up in landfills.¬† It’s taken me down a path of intentional purchasing,  ...

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