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Sustainable living can be as simple as incorporating eco-friendly habits into your lifestyle. Here are a few easy ways to make mindful choices in your everyday life.

Make Mindful Kitchen Swaps

Making changes in the kitchen can go a long way in reducing waste and plastic use. Ditch paper towels for dish towels for a more eco-friendly option. Food storage is another easy way to eliminate waste. Swap single-use plastic wrap and ziploc bags with silicone storage bags, and glass or metal containers for plastic ones.

SHOP: Reusable Snack Bags, Glass Containers, Dish Towels

Rethink Your Wardrobe

Since spring-cleaning is top of mind this time of year, check your nearest organizations to donate pre-loved clothes or consignment apps. You can even check out some of our retailers who offer similar options for unwanted garments.

Next, invest in staples that will work year-round like a blazer, a coat or a pair of Chelsea boots. Always look for quality over quantity and choose materials like linen and organic cotton that are considered more eco-friendly.

SHOP: Linen Clothes, Organic Cotton Clothes, Shop Blazers

Linen Stripe Clothing

Go Green With Cleaning

Cleaning products can contain ingredients considered to be harmful to the environment. Shop for eco-friendly products or alternatively, create your own all-purpose cleaning solution using one part water to one part white vinegar.

Cleaning cloths—absorbent and machine washable—will keep counters spotless. Meanwhile, a pack of dryer balls speed up drying time and make your laundry smell fresh and clean.

Bar Soaps & Washing Brush

Seek Sustainable Beauty Options

When it comes to your skincare routine, consider using shampoo bars, which replace liquid bottles with little to no waste, or a bamboo toothbrush, a more eco-friendly option. Reusable makeup cloths also help cut down on waste.

Many beauty brands offer refillable products so you can top up once you’re done. If you have #beautyempties, many brands (like Burt’s Bees and L’Occitane) who have partnerships with TerraCycle will collect your products for recycling.

SHOP: Shop Refillable Products, Shop Reusable Makeup Cloth

Small, simple swaps can make a big difference for our planet and make it a greener, better place for everyone. For more tips and ideas, follow us on Instagram at @lespromenadesgatineau.

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