Taking Small Green Steps In The World Of Retail

Taking Small Green Steps In The World Of Retail

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Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 2, 2010

Searching out green decor for window, walls and floor can sometimes feel a bit daunting and pricey. When the holidays arrive it can be even more pressure to have items to show off to friends or family. Here's one easy way to make that transition a little slower and relieve some of the pressure.

When it comes to keeping a green and toxic-free home, there are many things that we can do that don't really involve a great deal of buying. We're already washing windows with vinegar and scrubbing our bathtub with leftover grapefruit rings, but shopping for items can feel slightly more daunting.

Instead of feeling like everything in your home has to be sustainable all at once, try taking it one step at a time. Make a list of the items you'd like to acquire and separate it by room. Heck, even add each room to your holiday shopping list. Along with the sausage and cheese logs you always get Uncle Roy, try getting yourself an eco-friendly throw and a side table for your bedroom. By adding them to your list, you won't feel the need to buy everything at once and you won't be denying yourself, which can end in some serious splurging down the road!

Slow and steady wins the race and there's no shame in buying things for your home that will make a world of difference for your health and happiness.

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