Category Archives: Eco Friendly

Eco-Friendly, earth friendly steps everyday.

Ditch The Plastic! Using Glass In The Refrigerator

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you hate the hodgepodge pile of stained plastic food storage dishes with their mismatched or missing lids? Me too. Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose for food storage. And being able to see the food in your refrigerator may slow down your food waste as well.

Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose and being able to see the food in your fridge may slow down your food waste as well #TexasHomesteader

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How We Reduced Our Household Trash – A Few Simple Tips!

Texas Homesteader ~ 

You pay a fee to have a large truck pick up & haul your trash to the landfill. Do you hate that as much as we do? We’ve managed to reduce our landfill contributions over the years by using a few simple tricks. We’ve even been able to eliminate our trash collection service and associated fees. So the result has been positive for both our budget as well as the environment.

PREcycle recycle, compost reducing landfill waste plastic trash #TexasHomesteader

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Things I No Longer Buy At The Store

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

There are many easy ways to make do with what you have, keeping you out of the stores. Good for the environment, good for my wallet!

But the thing is, it’s really easy to do, it just takes watching for places to substitute.

Things I no longer buy at the store - trash bags, cleaners, mixes, etc. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Fertile Soil For Garden Beds

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s super easy & very cheap to build larger amounts of garden soil the lazy gardener way. I’m using a combination of natural methods, blending both Hügelkultur and lasagna sheet mulching methods for my raised beds.

The benefits are many including reduced costs to build beds, reduced effort to maintain beds and much increased soil fertility and drought resistance. Don’t worry, it’s EASY!

Make your own garden soil hugelkultur sheet mulching raised beds eco friendly #TexasHomesteader

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How To Save Money On Groceries -12 Easy Tips

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I’m sharing 12 easy tips to save on groceries. Most of these tips are good for  your budget AND the environment. And it doesn’t get any easier than this – there are many super simple ways to make the most of your food dollars.

Homestead pantry stocked with food in glass jars. #TexasHomesteader

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15+ Homemade Zero-Waste Options For A More Natural Clean

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Are you looking to easily make your own simple homemade cleaning products from items you already have in your home? Homemade cleaners are typically cheaper, more eco friendly and result in much less chemicals in your home too.

I’m sharing how I make everything from laundry products to body products to a non-toxic scrubbing powder. Check out this long list of homemade cleaning products!

Natural home cleaning - make your own cleaning products and save. Bee in purple flower wild clover blossom #TexasHomesteader

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