For many, New Year offers more than just a glimmer of celebration; it is a strong wave of hope for the future; an opportunity to set new resolutions.
If there’s anything that we have learned in 2021, other than the fact that remote work and virtual workspaces are probably the future, it’s not to take anything for granted. And, so in 2022, more focus on lifestyles and priorities should be found on the top of your list. And, when I talk about lifestyles and priorities, I’m not just talking about a new gym membership or a new diet.
Did you know that setting your sights on the planet and making small yet meaningful changes to save the planet can transform your living spaces and lifestyles?
Minimize Waste In Kitchen
It seems insane, but I believe it when experts from EPA claim that the kitchen of an average American household produces the most waste in a house.
Kitchen waste is perceptible: there’s excess packaging from kitchen products and groceries, food scraps lying on the table, leftovers that you’ve probably forgotten in the fridge, bunches of herbs that have turned brown, expired items on the shelves and frozen meat that has got freezer burned.
It’s a lot to deal with and if you want to reduce the amount of waste coming from your kitchen, I suggest the following tips:
- Purchase groceries in bulk rather than in packaging to limit the quantity of plastic trash that ends up in your landfills.
- Instead of buying frozen foods wrapped in plastic bags, how about buying fresh products and freezing them yourself using cloth bags?
- Always opt for eco-friendly sponges.
- Reduce kitchen waste by recycling food cartons and beverage cans.
- It may seem strange because you are used to tossing away old cooking oil, but there are various institutions that can recycle this oil.
Only Buy What You Need
Home quarantine is not the only reason behind all the stream of brown boxes arriving at our doorsteps, carrying the latest online purchases, isn’t it?
Way before the pandemic, people always had the urge to buy more of the latest gadgets, fads or products. Psychology provides a few possible answers to explain why people seem to buy more than they need.
A minimalist lifestyle is one of the best ways to conserve the planet’s resources as well as your wallet. Reduce your consumptions and you’ll be creating a calm and serene space.
Choose DIY Projects
People have been DIYing since like forever, but there are thousands of reasons why this huge Do-It-Yourself market is exploding. And, among the endless reasons feature the inspiration for a smart, practical and sustainable resolution.
DIY projects are more than loads of fun and creativity; you’ll be sharpening your mind, staying away from too many purchases, saving money, heck you can even make money with them.
Change Your Dress Code
You are probably wondering what does dress code has to do with the environment?
Let me explain: Wearing a suit or a shirt, jacket, and heavy trousers during the hot summer season is not only uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it is also not very sustainable because you will most likely use the air conditioning.
This is why adopting a more climate-appropriate dress code is always advised.
Use A Bicycle
Still remember who said, “nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”
Today, it appears that public transportation and automobiles have stolen away from that small joy of life (not that we no longer require automobiles). However, it’s undeniable that the pandemic has given us a few reasons to leave the car in the driveway or that crowded bus and grab a bicycle.