I first wrote this post in November of 2017. Two months after my family and I started our zero waste journey. At that time, being such a newbie, I was already saving our family over $25 a month with just a few simple swaps. I am now updating this post a year and a half… Read More Super Easy Zero Waste Swaps That are Saving us Over $1200 A Year (that’s over $100 a Month!)
When embarking on a low/zero waste journey, navigating through the holiday season can be challenging. Traditions often set the tone for what we do or don’t do, and it can be hard to break from that, especially if you don’t have an alternative. I did some research for a similar post I wrote for… Read More 8 Zero Waste Gift Wrap Ideas
Wish cycling is a term you maybe haven’t heard before. If not, don’t worry. I didn’t know what it was either. However, wish cycling is something that everyone should know about, because it can greatly affect how many recyclable items actually get recycled. Do I have your attention now? Good. Let’s keep going. What is… Read More A Beginner’s Guide to Wish Cycling
One of the hardest things about embarking on my zero waste journey was holidays. The holidays were hard because of the following reasons: We get off our normal routine There is often a lot more overwhelm during that time of year, and it can be hard to balance normal activities Traditions often supersede new lifestyles… Read More 10 Useful (and Simple) Tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving
Another week, another zero waste challenge update! Before I start, if you are new to this blog (welcome!) or the zero waste challenge (or just want a refresher), here are some previous posts you might be interested in: Week 1 – An introduction to the challenge! Week 2 – Our first weigh in… Read More Zero Waste Challenge – Week 6 – 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Gift Wrap Waste
One thing I hear a lot when talking with people about zero waste is: “I don’t have the time to start doing all these things”. And while I don’t blame anyone for thinking/saying that, I want to push back a little bit. It really doesn’t take that much extra time to implement many waste-reducing efforts.… Read More 12 Zero Waste Resources you can Implement in 5 Minutes or Less + 2 FREE Printables!
When starting on your zero waste journey, it can be hard to know which items are worthwhile and which items aren’t. Allow me to let you in on a little secret…you probably have a lot of the items already, and if not, can easily pick them up second hand. Budget-friendly and low waste friendly… Read More My Favorite Zero Waste Products
We are on week 3 already! In this post, I share our waste results from the past week, AND, I walk through the super simple 3-step method we use in case you want to start your own challenge or follow along with us as we do ours. The Mindful Mom Blographer is a… Read More Zero Waste Challenge – Week 3 + 3 Easy Steps to Start Weighing your Trash!
We have officially made it through our first week and are moving forward with our second. As you can see from the picture above, this first week was all about remembering to weigh trash, recycling, and other items! Our advisor checked in with us mid-to-late last week and gave… Read More Zero Waste Challenge Week 2 – Our First Weigh-In