If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know I’m rather committed to keeping my home ecologically and ergonomically minimal and sustainable. I’m also into lowering the toxic load where possible.
Perhaps it all started when I was told I had to move out of my apartment. I wrote about it on the blog here: The scary reason I have to move out of my apartment. And so, I began the process of detoxing my home. I still have a way to go.
Own less. Go to the shops less. Buy less. Consume less. Recycle less (recycling should be a last resort). Less furniture. Less gadgets. Use up what you have first. Improvise. Make do. Use the same thing for two purposes. Need less. Here’s how I do it. Here’s what I don’t own.
Five small hazards to avoid. Building biologist Nicole Bijlsma shares a few of her favourite tips for cleaning up your home. I asked her to share easy, everyday stuff – five simple, inexpensive swaps or choices to make.