For Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a copy of Sustainable Home: Practical Projects, Tips and Advice for Maintaining a More Eco-friendly Household by Christine Liu. I really have the best friends!
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Firstly, I would like to say that this an absolutely beautiful book which has been perfectly separated into five sections; living, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and outdoors.
Each sections discusses what changes you could make to live a more sustainable lifestyle and things to consider when making your choices.
I’ve been starting to implement a lot of these changes – here’s the first product review on safety razors
Here’s my book review for Sustainable Home
The author offers excellent advice and includes step-by-step guides, for example, making your own toothpaste – something I am keen to try.
Sustainable living takes you through the benefits of minimalism and the environmental impacts our choices have with an fabulous guide on how to declutter your home; how to decide what to keep and what to do with the things you don’t need anymore.
Following onto the furniture we buy, the benefits and concluding on a guide to indoor plants, something I have recently fallen in love with.
Food can be a contentious issue as it’s well documented how much of an impact farming for meat has on the environment. Christine navigates this issue really well giving you information to make your own choices.
If you aren’t able to cut out meat completely, reducing your meat intake still makes a massive difference. I particularly like the guides to making your own cashew and oat milk, I’m looking forward to giving these a go. Sustainable kitchen concludes on some really good tips on reducing food waste.
This chapter begins with your wardrobe and how to create a minimalist wardrobe but still maintaining your personal style.
In particular, I loved is repairing and repurposing clothes and I am a superfan of ‘make do and mend’.
Following onto bedroom furniture and concluding the section on how to make your own room spray.
A place in your home where you can make the biggest changes to live a more sustainable life is in your bathroom.
This section is jam-packed with ideas and guides on how to make your own toothpaste, body scrub, body butter and lip balm.
This section includes an overview of shampoo and shampoo bars, cleaning, water usage and my favourite of all; the safety razor. I moved away from disposable razors about a year ago and I’ve never looked back.
Inside the home isn’t the only place to make a change, this final section discusses ways in how a workplace can become greener, when you’re eating out and looking at your carbon footprint when you’re out and about.
Firstly, the main thing I love about this book is that is doesn’t preach to me. It’s very well written and easy to read.
There are so many ideas and examples of changes you can make to live more sustainably. It’s okay that you can’t do everything in one go; it’s a marathon, not a race.
Would I recommend this book to others? A massive YES.
If you would like to know more about Christine Liu, here are her links
- Website – https://simplybychristine.com/
- Purchase the book here
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/simplybychristine
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/simplybychristine/
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