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Month: September 2019

Switching car journeys for walking

Switching car journeys for walking

So my eco-switch challenge continues and I have a rather unexpected switch. Returning to work after maternity leave means that some of the things I might have expected to use up simply haven’t been used because I’ve been out of the house. So nothing plastic has needed to be switched and I’m merrily carrying on and using things up. However, I do have a switch to tell you about! I was planning on driving my baby to nursery, and then…

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My eco switch challenge- the first switch

My eco switch challenge- the first switch

I know, I know. 3 weeks ago, I launched a highly exciting, energetic, sexy AF environmental challenge called the eco-switch challenge and then… went quiet about it. Not completely quiet, I’m hoping to include my ‘mends’ in my overall changes by the end of the year. What’s this eco-switch challenge thingy? You’re welcome to read my post that started my eco-switch challenge but in brief, at the start of September I set myself a goal to make 12 changes to…

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Money blogger gets mending!

Money blogger gets mending!

I don’t think I’m the only person blogging about money who sometimes feels like there’s not a huge amount to always say about money. When everything’s automated, you’re months away from renewal of any insurance, your savings and investments are ticking up and you’re not ready to address your food costs which have spiralled out of control since you had a baby, it leads you to thinking about other things. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. You can…

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The soap nut washing liquid debacle

The soap nut washing liquid debacle

I know, I know. That title should have come with a spoiler alert. As much as I want to sing the praises of the green alternatives I’m trying, this one really isn’t for me. What are you on about? What even is soap nut washing liquid? So, soap nuts are “dried fruit shells which contain real natural soap and are 100% completely natural” according to Live Naturally, and are a green alternative for washing clothes. There’s two ways to wash…

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Green washing up liquid and the eco-switch challenge

Green washing up liquid and the eco-switch challenge

Last week, I promised more on soap nuts but as I type this, I’ve only made the laundry liquid and haven’t actually used it yet. So that thrilling instalment will follow next week. I’m so thrilled to be trying yet another switch, this time refillable, environmentally friendly washing up liquid. With these 2 changes in quick succession, I realise I don’t need to hold myself back with analysis paralysis but am instead setting myself an eco-switch challenge for the rest…

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