How to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle, Even if You’re Super Busy
Every woman wants to live a sustainable lifestyle. But when your life is packed with 60 hour work weeks, parent-teacher conferences and somehow squeezing in a little self care, we understand it can be tough. That’s why we’re here to help you become a conscious consumer (and a stylish one).
Sustainability doesn’t necessarily mean sacrifice. By swapping a few items you use every day, you can easily find the space in your busy life. This simple guide will show you how to adopt eco-friendly habits in every aspect of your new-found sustainable lifestyle. Over time, your small efforts will amount to something great!
Through making these simple swaps, you can live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how busy you are.
At Your Desk
According to Earth Day Network, Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for every person in the U.S.! That means by using a reusable water bottle, you could save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually.
Oftentimes, the reason we end up using single-use plastics is simply because we’re unprepared. Keep a set of reusable drink wear at your desk to use on afternoon coffee runs and water fountain fill ups. As an added bonus, you’ll receive a discount from most coffee shops by using your own mug. Thankfully cutting out single-use plastic doesn’t require cutting out caffeine.
In Your Closet
According to the EPA, the average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person per year. Through renting instead of purchasing clothing, you can greatly reduce your wardrobe’s environmental impact. Clothing rental is an easy way to join the sustainable fashion movement while still wearing today’s top trends.
With Armoire, sustainability doesn’t equal austerity. Your Armoire Unlimited Plan membership unlocks access to endless styles for only $249 per month. We curate a selection for you with a combination of machine learning and input from our professional stylists — but you always choose what you get. You get 6 pieces in each case, with unlimited swaps! Return each item at your convenience, or purchase your favorites at a members-only discounted rate. Shipping is always free with your prepaid envelope.
In Your Laundry Room
Everyone’s heard to wash on cold and only do full loads, but did you know there’s a way to dry more sustainably too? Wool dryer balls can decrease dry time by 40%, reducing energy waste (and your electricity bill). Take the 20 minutes you just saved yourself to do a little something for yourself.
Switching to eco-friendly laundry soaps and stain removers is an easy way to be eco-friendly. Instead of using harsh chemicals that pollute, these products have naturally-derived ingredients. You’ll feel ever better knowing your clean laundry smell is chemical free. Go ahead, sniff away!
In Your Dresser
Building your wardrobe around high-quality sustainable basics can help you save money and reduce textile waste. Instead of frequently needing purchasing low-cost, low-quality fast fashion items, you’ll only need to purchase every few years instead of every few months. Plus, having a solid foundation of staple pieces can help you maximize the rest of your wardrobe.
Check out these 8 Easy Ways to Style Public Habit’s Sustainable Basics
On Your Lunch Break
While over-ahead takeaway and food delivery apps may offer convenience, they contribute a large amount of waste. Unfortunately, most to-go containers aren’t recyclable which is why over 30% of landfill waste is from packaging.
To be more sustainable, wrap your sandwiches in reusable beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap or single-use sandwich bags. Keep a set of reusable cutlery at your desk to avoid using plastic in a pinch. Keeping your salad organized and fresh in a reusable tupperware will even inspire you to save money by bringing a lunch from home instead.
In Your Bathroom
Reduce your environmental impact in the bathroom by using products made from eco-friendly and recycled materials. Simple swaps like a bamboo toothbrush, recycled loofah or sustainably-made razors can make a big difference over time.
You can increase your eco-friendly efforts even more by switching to natural soaps, haircare makeup and skincare. Not to mention, you’ll feel even better knowing the products you’re using aren’t just better for the environment, they’re better for your health too.
By making a few simple swaps to your everyday products you can live a more sustainable lifestyle. With Armoire, you can live stylishly too. Take our 3-minute style quiz to start renting your sustainable wardrobe today!
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