Spring Cleaning Series.

Hello-Spring

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Finally spring is officially here!  To celebrate the start of spring I will be starting a spring cleaning series on staceysgoinggreener.

Of course the main theme behind this ‘spring cleaning’ will be about being green. This involves reducing waste, recycling  reusing and lowing our impact on the earth and its creatures. This also involves making it fun and saving money in some way!

What do we have to loose?

Spring cleaning series 1 will be about green alternatives to kitchen sponges and paper towels! Not only are kitchen sponges wasteful but they’re not as hygienic as we thought. Read more in spring cleaning series 1.

Enjoy your day.

Stacey.

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Eco Project: Recycled/Reused DIY Jewellery Storage for tea lovers.

Today I want to share my first storage-related post! For this storage idea I’m using a saucer from a tea cup and a sugar bowl. But a tea cup and saucer would look really adorable.

I wasn’t using these so they were just gathering dust! Which I thought was a shame!

So here’s what I did to make use of them, as I didn’t want to part with them!

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Green Tip: Reusing an item saves it from going into the landfill and polluting the environment. Its also purse-friendly because you already own the item so you aren’t going out and buying another!

Let me know of other creative ways in which you’ve recycled something for storage or something else!

Happy Recycling

Stacey xo

Eco Project: Holiday recycled ‘tinsel’

Welcome to my first Christmas themed post! Are you looking to save some cash this holiday season? Of course you are!

Introducing Recycled holiday ‘tinsel’. If you’re recycling hasn’t gone out yet or been taken to the recycling centre why don’t you save it  and make some decor.

Materials needed:

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A variety of recycled paper or card.

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Instructions:

1) Cut your recycled card or paper into strips.

2) Fold a strip  into a circle/oval shape and tape together.

3) Then attach another circle/oval shaped strip to the previously taped strip and secure with tape.

4) Keep attaching circle/oval shaped strips to one another until you have a long chain!

5) Attach them to the wall with tacks once you’ve finished.

Finished project! 

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Happy recycling & Happy Holidays!

Stacey xo

Being green and Saving money.. Really?

A lot of people seem to think that you can’t be green and save money.. It’s crazy of course being green and saving money go hand-in-hand! 🙂

You obviously don’t need to buy solar panels for your house. But they’re out of most peoples budgets!

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My recent blog post about cotton pad alternatives  shows how you can be green and save money. Creating your own products that are reusable saves products going into the landfill, and because it lasts for many years you don’t have to spend money buying cotton pads weekly/ monthly. If you re-use fabric that is to old/worn to be donated it helps it from ending up in the landfill too, and saves you money from buying new fabric for your new eco project!

Its a win-win for your pocket and the environment!

Stay tuned for more of my posts about being green and saving money 🙂

Staceyxo