Super-Simple Ways I'm Trying To Save The Planet

Friday, 2 March 2018

My mother, bless her, always raised us with an awareness for Mother Nature and taking care of the environment around us. She always reminded us of the little ways we could leave as little impact on the earth as possible. Especially with so much damage already done, any little effort will help heaps. 

It became apparent when I moved out of home, just how many daily habits could be made eco-friendly. It feels so good to know that you're making less of an impact. Plus, it's not as hard as you think! 

Growing a garden

One of my Mum's greatest joys in life is her garden, and it's been a project ever since me and my brother were big enough to give her a break. She has definitely installed in me how lovely and peaceful being around plants can be. When we moved into our flat in October I finally got the chance to love growing a garden. It's so satisfying seeing flowers you planted bloom or your vegetable plants flourishing. 

Using cold & eco wash on my machine

My clothes are perfectly clean, smell great, and I saved money on power. It's a win-win scenario. 

Avoiding food waste

Not just good for the environment, but for your pocket as well. It's a good idea to keep a close eye on what's expiring in your fridge and what vegetables are in there. I try getting creative and make meals with what needs to be use, so it helps with those cooking skills too! Also using old bread and turning it into breadcrumbs and storing them in the freezer is a game-changer.

Reusable shopping bags

When I actually remember to take them with me, I feel like I'm winning at life. When I have to get a plastic bag I always have this image of dolphins and turtles suffering and it's enough to remind myself to remember next time. 

Saving power/water where I can

Another win-win scenario. I've been trying to unplug appliances I'm not using, have movie nights with the lights, and short showers (I'm normally in a hurry anyway.) Any little bit counts. 

Buying biodegradable rubbish bags

I bought these right before we moved into our flat and I was surprised that they were only $1 more than normal ones. That little to make less of an impact on the environment? I will buy them every time. 

Line dry my clothes 

Another life-lesson from my mother that I'm grateful for. She absolutely despises dryers and hates when she has to use it on rainy days. We don't even have a dryer in our flat and I'm glad. We have a line outside, or clothes horses inside. 

Checking out charity shops instead of buying new

These days you can find some amazing items tucked away at your local store. You all know it has become a major hobby to find new wardrobe items, kitchen/home-wares, and even old Disney books to collect. It's 100 times more thrilling than going into a store that has 10 of the same item. It's recycling and giving back to those in need, so everyone wins!

How are you doing your part to save the planet? Is it important to you too?

Steph x.


  1. These are all so true Steph! We realized little things when we first moved to America and had no idea where to recycle! It was frustrating because we had so many milk cartons and tins that we did't want to throw away. Luckily our last few apartments has recycling bins! We laughed when you said when you remember to take shopping bags with you... story of our lives!!!!

    Great post Steph!

    Lucy and Kelly xx

  2. These are great, and super simple so anyone can do them. It's really important to me, too, and I do all of the things you mentioned. Definitely recycle everything I possibly can and it really bugs me when I can't find recycling bins!

  3. These are all really good ideas!! I'm good for my shopping bags, but I could do with being a little more conscious about other plastic and waste that I have :) Tania Michele xx