Let’s all make a change and show others that we want to make our home, our planet, a better Eco-Friendly place to be.
I have an important question. What are you doing in your home to be more eco-friendly? I know you all want to do something. But if you’re like me, you probably thought that you can’t do enough to make a difference. Or you were afraid that it’s just too hard to make changes.
We all know it’s important to make our planet a clean and safe home. But it isn’t hard. I promise. Let me tell you what I am doing.
I made a decision a few weeks ago to make the Waco Fixer Upper Airbnb home eco-friendly. What does that mean? It actually means a lot. I am using plant-based, healthy, sustainable products from Grove Collaborative. I am also providing aluminum water bottles and filtered water for our guests and our coffee machine is equipped with reusable k-cups and ground coffee. We are also recycling and using smart technology to control air and heat.
So why am I going eco-friendly? Because I think I need to do something. And if I can show you all how easy and good it is, then why not? If even one of my Airbnb guests, each month, likes what I have done and decides to try it at home, then it’s all worth it.
I just read that in the US, 1500 water bottles are discarded every second. I can’t believe it. That kills me. So, if I can offer my guests a nice stainless water bottle that they can use instead of plastic bottles, then why not?
Let me share a few sustainable facts with you.
- At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. That’s similar to emptying a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute. – [Link]
- Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which requires 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. LINK
- 500 MILLION plastic straws are used EVERY DAY in America. That’s enough to circle the Earth twice. Now is the time to switch to reusable and sustainable bamboo straws.
- Only about 23% of plastic bottles are recycled within the U.S [Link]
This is all pretty unbelievable. And when I read these facts, I decided it was time I did something.
Grove Collaborative has so many natural products and I am thrilled to be using them. That is because I want to make a difference. As a #grovepartner, I am using their products which include paper products, products for cleaning and laundry, and personal care.
Grove has a Sustainable Swaps bundle that includes:
- Grove Bamboo Straws
- Grove Reusable Sandwich Bags
- Grove Glass Hand Soap Vessel
- Grove Hand Soap Pouch
- Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges
If you are a new Grove customer and use this link you will get all of the above-listed items for free! (Grove does require you to spend $20 on their site in order to claim the free-gift set. But that’s very easy.)
When new customers spend $39 or more, they will also receive a free Grove ceramic sink-side tray, in addition to the other free items! Existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges.
I ordered all of the Grove products I need to clean our Waco home. I even have large refill bottles for soaps.
Here is a list of all of the cleaning products I am using.
We are also using Grove Collaborative eco-friendly products for our laundry needs. In our Airbnb, we will need a lot of laundry products as we do a lot of laundry between guest stays. I love the chlorine-free bleach.
The four products we use for laundry are:
Personal Care Products
For personal care, I ordered soaps and shampoos and some other great products. I am a huge fan of Mrs. Meyer’s Lemon Verbena products, I love the scent! And the First Aid Ointment and Organic Biodegradable Adhesive Bandages are great.
The personal products we use are:
I hope you will join me and consider making a difference in your home with these wonderful eco-friendly products. Let’s all make a change and show others that we want to make our home, our planet, a better place to be.