12 Ideas for a Cleaner, Greener Home

Maybe it's being stuck at home due to COVID-19 or maybe it's worry over my kids' future in this crazy world, but lately I've been obsessed with making our home cleaner and greener. I want to teach my kids about sustainability and taking care of our planet, while also taking care of themselves. Here's what we're doing now, our favorite products and tips, and our plans for tomorrow. Note: This list is meant to be a starting point and is by no means exhaustive!

Baby Steps

I think the most important thing to remember is baby steps. You don't have to do it all today. We've been making small changes for years, which has made it feel more manageable.

Glassware in the Kitchen

This was the first and easiest change we made. We swapped our plastic tupperware for glass containers. My favorite are snap top, air tight ones like these. We got rid of most of our plastic cups and plates (we keep a few for the littlest kids) and use stainless steel and silicone when possible.

Silicone Zipper Bags

This is next on my list of things to change. No more plastic baggies or plastic wrap! I'm eyeing Stasher because of the amount of information they give about their product, but there are cheaper options available on Amazon that are likely just as good. I'm also itching to try Food Huggers, which I've read are great for topping kids cups on-the-go!

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