5 Easy Sustainable Changes You Can Make at Home

I really really love the quote “we don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” I think we can all make some easy, small changes within our home and even if we all became 10% better it would make such a big difference. And 10% might lead to 20% and so on. It is hard to make new habits as an adult so I think one of the best things we can do is to teach our kids the importance of making these small changes.

There is a really cool company called Grove Collaborative that is an online marketplace that sells sustainable solutions for you and your home. They have really high standards for the products that they carry, so you know what you are getting is from an eco conscious brand. This makes it really easy when wanting to make changes in your life so you don’t have to sift through products, you can shop on their site knowing you’ll make a good decision.

Grove has a really really cool promotion going on for new customers where when you spend $20 or more on their website you will get the products in the lay flat image below: the reusable soap dispenser, a bag of lavender hand soap, 2 walnut sponges, 2 reusable storage/sandwich bags, and a bag of bamboo straws!! These are all really good items to have in your home and can be an easy intro if you’re wanting to make some small changes to help our world 🙂 annnnd if you spend $39 or more you also get an additional bonus gift. You have to use this link to get the promotion so click here if you want to try it!



Here are 5 Easy Changes You Can Make in Your Home

1. Start composting. We have been loving composting for the last year or so and if you have kids you can get them involved in this too. We have a little bin we keep under our sink that we then empty into our big compost outside.

2. Use reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles.

3. Invest in pieces you know you will have for years to come.

4. Use reusable shopping bags. I admit I sometimes forget to put mine back in my car, but we usually have them in our cars to make it easier.

5. Use a metal bento box and reusable snack bags for kid’s lunches.


Thanks to Grove Collaborative for sponsoring this post. 


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  1. Hi, Where did you get your drying rack? I had a bamboo drying rack before but it got broken and it’s time to replace it. Thanks.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post! I am always looking for new ways to reduce my carbon footprint and create a more “green” environment. This post was informative, but easy to understand and read. I love how you incorporated some tips that aren’t over the top or expensive! Switching to reusable water bottles and grocery bags are a great first start! Thanks for your post!

  3. I honestly believe cooking about 90% of your meals from scratch, mostly breastfeeding, and using cloth diapers and menstrual pads about 50% of the time are the easiest ways for Moms to contribute.

    Jenny Hatch

  4. Wahoo!!! Only comment so far!! Love you AFC and your super cute family (:
    P.S. I want to live in Hawaii one day ughh looks amazing! Thanks for being such a fun little family and blogger to follow.
    P.S.S. yay for reusable items!

  5. Hi Amber! I have been following you for a long time and I particularly appreciated this post. I live in Italy and I have two children, I too am trying to make small significant changes in our daily lives to make the world we leave our children better! I have recently opened my own small (very small blog) and I would like to discuss these very important topics for us is our future !! Thanks Amber! and congratulations for your beautiful family

  6. Hmm, you’ve barely posted in the past two months, and this is a straight up ad. You didn’t even talk about why sustainability matters to you or things your family has implemented. Might be time to just say the blog is over and you’re focusing full-time on your business instead? Doesn’t seem like it’s been a priority in a while.

    1. You are being rude to a person for not publishing writing material that is free to you? Scroll on, rather than being negative. I thought it was helpful.

  7. I love this post! We make small changes in our home too and involve our kids, they are so good in this!

  8. I’ve been shopping Grove for 2 1/2 years. Love them! So glad to see you do, too and are promoting them!