I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the resources I use to live a minimalist, eco-friendly & cruelty-free lifestyle. This is also a running list so check back every once in a while to check out what’s been added!
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For the home:
GREEN AMERICA // this site is amazing for all things Green – including your home!
GREEN SEAL // an independent company who strives for a greener economy. Their Mission: “Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers, and companies to create a more sustainable world.” Their website is full of resources for all aspects of living green including household products, construction materials, personal care products and hotels!
PAINT // Look for NO-VOC paint. Check out this guide here to choose paint that’s safe for your family and furbabies!
THE PAPERLESS HOME // This eBook has been a lifesaver! Paper clutter and filing makes me cringe and always left my desk and bookcases completely covered and unorganized. I do paperless billing as much as possible but there are some mailings you just can’t get around. This book taught me how to create a system for incoming mail that allows me to scan in what’s needed immediately then discard it. But, what I’ve learned through the process is that it doesn’t just need to be bills. It can be any information that you need at the tip of your fingers, or sentimental items that you don’t want to get rid of so they end up just thrown in a bin in the attic. This book really was life-changing, so if you’re looking to eliminate hours spent on filing, this is for you!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo // This book really opened my eyes to a new way of looking at your home. I would hold on to things for many reasons:
- because getting rid of things is wasteful… after all, I may use this one day?
- I don’t know how to properly dispose of this
- This has sentimental value
and the list goes on. This book helps you through all of these fears of letting go of things and truly teaches you to transform your home to reflect only what brings you joy. I highly recommend it!
Logical Harmony by Tashina Combs // I love Tashina’s style. She’s constantly updating her lists of cruelty-free & vegan brands and not to mention gives pretty killer tutorials! It’s so refreshing to see such talent doing so much good. I’m always referencing her beauty round-ups when I’m shopping so I know I’m not using items that are not cruelty-free. Here’s the link to her ongoing list!