I don’t buy alot of stuff, especially since I live in small houses with no storage and very small closets. If I buy anything, I have to consider the following: #1.) Where to put it? #2.) How often will I use it? #3) Do I really need it? #4.) Can I live without it? #5.) Does it have a dual purpose?
But despite my distaste of shopping and lack of space, there are always things you have to have: Toothbrushes, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, shampoo and soaps. In the past I would just go to Cost-Co or the local supermarket and pick up the things I need. (Not paper towels, haven’t used for over 5 years!)
But now- I have a new Green, Healthy Home, I need to continue to support a Healthy Home Lifestyle as well as the environment. Purchasing non-toxic cleaners and some paper recyclable goods is fairly easy in my neighborhood, items such as Seventh Heaven and recyclable toilet paper are sold locally, Toms of Maine is available at Costco, Staples has recycled paper, Longs will refill your ink cartridges, but what about the other small stuff such as toothbrushes, recyclable razors, rechargeable batteries, clothing, bedding, some pet products?
One company Gaiam has everything, that is why I did something I never, never, never do: order a paper catalogue! Using Gaiam solves so many Eco-Shopping Challenges.
They have clothing, (organic and fair trade) Fair Trade accessories, nail polish, gifts, fitness and wellness items, Outdoor living products and furniture, compost bins, bedding, storage items, lighting, cleaning, water filters, pest control, pet products and so much more.
What I like best, besides the one stop shopping, is the little stuff such a recyclable razors and toothbrushes. – rust removers, furniture oils, odor eliminators, dishwashing liquids, even poison oak soap!
All that little stuff adds up to the big toxic, landfill picture! And it’s not easy to find off the shelves in your local grocery store.
Gaim’s is sold online, so no wasted gas and time. Just click on any of these links and have fun shopping at Gaiam’ because it’s easy and fun!
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