Want to go green but worried about the cost? Following these 3 simple steps will help you go green on a budget and without all of the stress.
If you have ever started fully researching the chemicals in our home you likely got overwhelmed. There is so much information out there and it likely has you worried and wanting to throw away everything.
The problem is that then you are faced with the overwhelming task of replacing the products. This is time-consuming and really hard on your budget.
Now that you know you want to go green there are a few steps you should take so you can do it on a budget and while being less overwhelmed.
These three simple steps can help you get started and make sure you don’t break the bank while making the switch.
How to Go Green on a Budget
Figure Out Your Priorities
Look at the concerns that are currently the biggest for your family. Does anyone have asthma? If so scented items and things that impact air quality may be your biggest priority.
Health problems that are connected to diet may mean switching to more natural food may be your priority.
It all depends on the struggles your family has and what items you think will make the biggest impact. For me, I switched our diet first since I have some chronic health problems.
Create Space in Your Budget
You also want to look at your budget and see how much wiggle room you have for replacing products and buying possibly more expensive items.
There are likely some areas you can be a bit more frugal to help you add room in your budget for making these switches.
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Take it Slow
If you try to do everything at once you are going to be stressed and get burned out. Make a list with the things you want to do and pick the low hanging fruit first.
If there are things on the list that you feel like you can do with minimal or no cost and with little effort do those first. It will give you a boost and encouragement to keep going.
Also, try to switch products as you need to replace them anyway and remember your priorities. Doing this will help keep the costs down and avoid wasting the things you already have.
In the long term going green can save you money and following these tips will help keep the initial investment costs down. Just remember that every step, no matter how small, helps!