My boyfriend and I have been on a hunt for a coffee table for his home. It’s crazy to see how expensive these things can cost! While we were at Crate and Barrel the other day, we saw this wood table that we really loved but couldn’t justify the $799 price. While looking for other similar options, we came across this Home Depot one that is almost identical for half the price. Shop exact items here.
Saving money is in everyone’s interest. When it comes to your house, most people will agree that they’d use any tip to save money. Household bills can be expensive and often cost more than you need to spend. From your energy to your food, there are simple ways to save money with these sustainable home additions.
Solar energy can often be expensive to install. However, it can save you a lot of money in the long run. For instance, solar panels can soak up enough energy to power the entire house, which leaves you with little to no energy bills.
Or, for more affordable sustainable options to save you money on energy, you can light up the exterior of your home with solar lights. The best solar post lights will help you light up the garden whilst saving money. Solar-powered lights soak up the daylight and use that energy to leave your garden lit up all evening.
Speaking of lighting up the home, you can save money while lighting up the inside too. Using energy-saving light bulbs will mean that they use up less energy, which will mean a reduced energy bill.
Seeing as they use less energy and conserve energy, you will achieve living more sustainably at home. When possible, ensure to always switch off the plugs when you are not using them. Although the electric device might not be turned on, it can still use up energy.
Grow your own produce
Growing your own produce is a great way to live more sustainably, eat better, and save money. You could use your garden or inside window space to grow fruits and vegetables. You will be contributing less to plastics due to the lack of buying produce in the supermarket. Furthermore, you will save money as you won’t need to buy produce every week. Instead, you can pick it fresh from the garden.
The longer you grow your own produce, the better you will become at it. In no time you will be able to grow more produce and get to grips with growing enough to not have to buy it from the stores.
Growing your own food will encourage you to eat more vegetables too, which is ideal for better health.
Choose better habits
Choosing better habits at home can help you contribute less to climate change. Instead of spending your entire evening watching television, you could read or sew. Instead of always using electricity, you can switch off and do something that uses nothing that contributes to climate change.
Additionally, you could cook more plant-based meals, which is great for the planet. You could integrate two or three days a week that allow you to cook plant-based for the family. In time, you will practice new recipes and eat fewer animal products. You will discover new flavors and enjoy the goodness that plant-power can offer. If you are not used to plant-based eating, there are plenty of recipe books that can inspire you.
As some of you may know, I just recently moved into a new apartment. A new apartment, means lots of home decor shopping. I absolutely LOVE home decor shopping but there are so many different places to go to that it can be kind of overwhelming. I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite shops and items so that you can shop them if you’re looking for some cute home decor!
Seriously my favorite place to shop. They honestly have THE CUTEST things. If I had an endless amount of cash, which sadly I don’t, I would spend it all at Anthro.
I don’t know how because Target isn’t the most expensive store, but I swear all my money goes there. Their home collection, especially the new Opalhouse one has such amazing pieces.
If you’re looking for boho chic items, go check out World Market. I’m obsessed with their kitchen items!
For a little higher end items, such as furniture or kitchen gear, I really love West Elm. They have such classic items with a modern twist.
Where are your favorite places to shop for home decor? Let me know in the comments below!