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We all need to do our part for this place we call home, Earth. There is only one Earth and just like anything else if we want it to continue going the way it is we need to help it out as much as we can. Some people think going green is too much of a hassle but with some effort anything is possible.
In my household we have two trash cans in the kitchen. One is for trash there other is for any recyclable materials. Doing this makes recycling real easy. It’s just as easy throw paper into the recycling bin as it is the trash can. Once the recycling trash can is full it gets dumped into the recycling canister that the city picks up and takes away.
We also use energy saving light bulbs and even installed an occupancy switch in the kids bathroom. They were always leaving the light on before but this turns the lights off automatically saving us energy and money.
Another way we reuse is that we shred all junk mail and papers we do not need and line our rabbits little box with it. I know this isn’t recycling but it gives the paper a second use and saves us some money as well.
To become a little greener you can start by using products that are environmentally friendly. You don’t want to use toxins to get rid of germs. With the help of things like essential oils you can make effective homemade disinfecting wipes, kid safe homemade ant killer, and even homemade hand sanitizers. You don’t need harsh chemicals to clean some of the most popular stains. All you need are some things like vinegar, water, and salt and of course some elbow grease.
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When did you go green? What do you do to save energy and recycle products in your home?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.