Small Footprint Shopping Guide
This eco-friendly shopping guide includes some of the essential housewares you need to save money and reduce waste and toxic chemicals in your home. I use all these products myself, and I think you will reap their benefits, too.
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Fabric softener is one of the biggest sources of indoor air pollution in your household. That “clean laundry smell” is actually you inhaling toxic VOCs. These wool dryer balls soften clothes and reduce static without the chemicals.
LED light bulbs last 15,000 hours and greatly reduce your electricity usage due to lighting. These LED bulbs are warm, affordable and come in different wattages and brightnesses.
Your clothes dryer is one of the most inefficient appliances in your home. When you can, air dry your clothes with this large, sturdy drying-rack. Tip: Add 1/2-cup of vinegar to your wash to keep your clothes soft.
Most garden hoses can contain toxic BPA, phthalates, and even lead! This garden hose is toxin free, and will deliver clean, drinking-safe water to your garden, pets and kids.
Inefficient irrigation is one of the biggest wastes of water for the average homeowner. A drip irrigation system can deliver water precisely to your plants’ root zone, preventing disease and reducing evaporation.