We have all heard the call. We must pitch in and save the planet. Recycling, reusing and conserving all serve us well when trying to tackle this formidable challenge. But are they enough?
Maybe it is time to think a little outside the box. We are all guilty in some way of overconsumption in our daily lives. By bringing more order into our homes and lifestyles, inroads could be made by starting at the root of the problem.
Good things happen with more organization. The world spins a little slower out of control and wiser decisions are more easily made.
For instance, you know what you have and where it is the majority of the time. Less time, money and energy are wasted when any given item is lost or forgotten. It eliminates the need to run out and buy again.
Sorting through closets leads to a lower compulsion to overspend on clothes, shoes and accessories. Impulse purchases that soon find their way to the back of a closet can be reduced to a dull roar. Living and thriving within your space becomes habit rather than the exception.
Streamlined kitchens work much more efficiently and reduce waste. Overstuffed pantries and freezers are notorious for harboring expired and outdated food items. Bargains are never bargains until they are actually consumed.
There are countless ways to contribute to the cause of a healthier environment by just getting more organized. In the end, they all lead to a few less footprints in the sand and a little bit more green in your pocket as well.
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