I try to be a very green person, but sometimes it’s not always possible to be green and thrifty. I wish my family could eat all organic, and exclusively use all natural products. Realistically looking at this from a financial point of view, there’s just no way to do this.
But there are many things that we can do to stay green and thrifty.
For instance, I clean everything with baking soda and vinegar! Lately I’ve been using some Melaleuca products that I found brand new in the packages for .50 cents each at a thrift store. Normally I wouldn’t use these products, because they are just too expensive. But, I have enjoyed using them lately. I still get soap scum out of the bath tub with good old baking soda.
Another thing you can do is cloth diaper (if you have little ones). This is so much better for their little bottoms, and it saves the landfills. Did you know the diapers you wore are still decomposing in a landfill somewhere? Disposable diapers take a long time to decompose. This is green, and it saves a lot in diapering costs.
I try to do as many natural things as I can, and don’t beat myself up over what I can’t do. For instance, I buy only organic or raw milk. I have a local farmer that sells raw milk for $6 a gallon. I get it there when I can. When I can’t make it out there, or when I can get it cheap in the store, I buy organic. I do hormone/antibiotic free meat as much as I can, too. But, there are many things I get that are not natural/organic.
I think there comes a point in all our lives where we have to choose between what we can do to be healthy and natural, and what we are unable to do. If we tried to do everything, there’s no way we could, financially. Unless of course you are Bill Gates or Paris Hilton….
Do what you can, pray a blessing over anything that’s not perfect, and continue to enjoy your life!
I truly believe that if we will do what we can do, then God will do what we can’t do. ~ Joyce Meyer
What kind of balance have you found in your life? Are there things you choose to go all organic on, and other things you don’t?
A special thanks to Alana at That’s Just Nifty Thrifty for making this for me.