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Getting started on the path of sustainable living may seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Don’t worry that you can’t do it all; remember, any effort helps. With time and patience (and some helpful tips),you can create a sustainable lifestyle that’s easy to maintain.

If you’re wondering where to begin, the answer is simple: Change starts at home. There are many (realistically doable) things that can help you maintain a more eco-friendly home and sustainable lifestyle. It’s not about being perfect; it’s about making small, everyday changes that really add up.

Every now and then, we all need a reminder that little changes can make a big difference. It can be as simple as turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or flipping off the light when you leave a room. Below are some simple tips to help you start living more sustainably today. 


  1. Go Easy on the Thermostat 
    You don’t need to go bananas with the heating & cooling. Luxome Weighted Blankets and Lightweight Blankets are naturally thermal-regulating, so you can feel warm & cozy on chilly winter evenings and stay cool & dry on hot summer nights. So give your thermostat a rest, the environment, and your pocketbook, will thank you. 

  2. Clean with Cloth
    Want to cut down on paper towels? Old bath towels make great rags. Use them for soaking up spills, wiping off muddy puppy paws, and many more clean-up jobs. Old t-shirts and sheets work too! Imagine all the money you’ll save!

  3.  Turn Off & Unplug 
    We all know that taking a break from digital devices has plenty of mental health benefits. But many of us overlook the fact that unplugging unused electronics reduces our carbon emissions. Try reducing the number of devices you use at one time, and unplug your cell phone, tablet, laptop, & gaming console when they’re not in use. 

  4. Switch to Cold
    Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot. Not only does this save a considerable amount of energy, it also extends the lifetime of your clothes and other fabrics – since hot water is much harsher on most materials. 

  5. Take Care of Your Stuff
    Increase the lifespan of clothes, towels, blankets, and other washables by reading and the care instructions and following them closely. Also, get to know a good local tailor – torn seams, broken zippers, and ripped bottoms are usually a quick fix. Always look for ways to limit new purchases. Remember: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. 

  6. Reuse Packaging
    Think about ways you can reuse packaging. Try replacing Tupperware and drinkware with jam and spaghetti sauce jars. Old tea canisters make great pots for herbs and succulents. And look for brands with sustainable packaging, like Luxome blankets & sheets that are packaged in sleek, long-lasting totes & bags – perfect to reuse for travel, the gym, or as storage.

You don’t have to switch up your entire life to live a more sustainable one. Just making tiny tweaks at home can not only help the environment, but can be beneficial for your health while saving you some cash.