8 easy changes to becoming more sustainable


14th June 2020 49 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links and some previously gifted items

I have been trying to make my life as sustainable as possible, here are 8 easy changes to becoming more sustainable. I want this world to be perfect for Elara and her kids and their kids and so on. The way this world is going it really concerns me that it may not last that long. If everyone made one small change it would have such a significant change in the world that you can’t not at least try. The world has been changing even with lockdown. Venice’s waters have become clear and dolphins have been spotted in the canals. The air is cleaner and I can’t help but keep thinking that the coronavirus is in some way here to make us slow down, make us reevaluate the choices we make and to become more sustainable.


I have recently swapped over to Ecoegg. You can find the eco egg online here. Instead of using detergent and fabric conditioner you just use this little egg. It’s a bargain £12.99 for 210 washes and leaves your clothes cleaner than ever. Such an easy eco and money friendly swap. The Ecoegg can be used on clothing for even the most sensitive of skins. Elara and Mike both have super sensitive skin and its been amazing for them. They also work amazing on a 40 wash.



I have now been using ModiBodi for the past 2 months. Modibodi are a period underwear brand. You use their knickers instead of pads. I was very sceptical as I have very heavy periods and have to change my pads every 30 minutes at its worst. I tried the Heavy/Overnight knickers and I will honestly never look back. Full review can be found here. Goodbye single use uncomfortable pads and hello to the comfiest most sustainable period ever.

recycle everything

This is something super simple. Anything that can be recycled, recycle it. Councils now limit the use of black bags but recycling bags aren’t limited at all. We as a family now use around 1 black bag a week but we put out loads of plastic recycling and paper/tin recycling. Our food waste always goes into the food bins; the bits that you literally can’t eat like banana skins etc.

muslins over wipes

Having a baby makes you really think about how much you are putting into landfill; it’s so worrying. I was looking into reusable wipes but decided to instead use our muslins to wash down Elaras face and hands after food. We do baby led weaning and although Elara is now 20 months and eats well with a spoon or fork she still makes a lot of mess. So after food we have started wiping Elara down with a damp muslin instead of wet wipes. We do still use wet wipes on Elara when she’s had a dirty nappy but it’s all about making small positive changes.

energy saving lights

All of the light bulbs in our house are energy saving, it makes no difference to the quality of light but you are using less energy. Saving the planet and some pretty pennies. You can find energy saving bulbs anywhere now and I believe the pricing is similar to the standard bulb. You can even find some beautiful vintage style energy saving bulbs like these.


chose sustainable beauty products

There are absolutely loads of sustainable beauty companies out there creating beautiful products and saving the world at the same time. You definitely do not have to sacrifice on comfort or results. I have found some incredible new brands lately and will be sharing them all with you. You can read all about Upcircle here, a brand that I have recently tried and loved. I have recently been gifted the Wild deodorant and I am in love. This is my new favourite deodorant. There are so many brands popping up that are eco friendly, vegan and even waste free.

donating clothes to charity

I have always sent my old clothes to family members and then charity. I recently found out that some people don’t do this and instead throw things into black bags which end up in landfill. Not only is it bad for the environment but someone could have loved your unwanted clothes. With Elaras clothes I have kept everything for possible future babies but if/when the time comes to get rid then I will be either selling them on or sending them to the charity shop. The only items I don’t send are underwear or damaged/stained clothing.

buying second hand

Buying second hand doesn’t have to be frowned upon. It saves money and the planet, whats wrong with that? I have bought tonnes of furniture and wipeable toys from Facebook Marketplace. Lots of ugly furniture with potential for an up-cycle pop up. You can get gorgeous pieces for literal pennies and turn them into something amazing that no one else will have. I have even purchased toys for Elara, everything just needs a quick wash and its brand new again; and we even purchased Elaras baby swing second hand. £150 brand new, £30 on facebook from a home where the baby hated it. Elara spent every nap in that swing from 3 months up until 18 months. One of the best baby bits we picked up and it was an absolute steal.

I hope you have found some super easy tips on this 8 Easy Changes to Becoming more sustainable blog post, I have really enjoyed writing this one as it something close to my heart. I hope you’ve fond some tips to try yourself at your home and help you on your way to being more sustainable. I have an entire category on this blog dedicated to Sustainable Living and I am hoping to fill it up with loads of helpful tips and tricks. You can find the category here. Remember that even one small change is a positive change. It’s so hard sometimes as there are people that believe you should change everything in order to lower your carbon footprint; while that may be fantastic it’s just not suitable for everyone. Making smaller changes ensures you stick to them and there is never a need to go without.

I’ve recently read a fab blog post about reducing food waste too, you can find it here.And another blog post on helping to turn the world into a better place that you can find here. And yet another fab blog post on Eco Friendly Food Storage here.

Katie x


  • Lauren Reed 15th June 2020 at 11:15 am

    This blog is perfect for me! Everything mentioned interests me!

  • Annabel Greaves 15th June 2020 at 11:58 am

    Great eco-friendly tips

  • Sheena Batey 15th June 2020 at 12:21 pm

    We all need to become more sustainable or it will be too late to save the planet

  • Sean Eccles 15th June 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I’m sure my partner would like thus

  • Nigel Soper 15th June 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Great ideas though I am wary about sustainability as ideas are constantly evolving and what might be good today might be shown to be very bad idea next year.

  • Carrie-Anne Brown 15th June 2020 at 2:45 pm

    we always pass our clothes on and buy second hand so great for the earth and our pocket

  • Judy kennedy 15th June 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Buying second hand is always my go to and sometimes items may have only been worn once. Why pay full price and you can sell on when you are finished ot pass to the charity shops

  • Karen Watt 15th June 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Donate clothe and books to charity shops and buy Smol Detergent capsule on line

  • Ellen Stafford 15th June 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Great ideas. I always donate and buy from charity shops.

  • ashleigh allan 15th June 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I found the eco egg really good!

  • Lyndsey cooksey 16th June 2020 at 7:59 am

    Lovely article. It’s important we make changes to becoming more sustainable. We recycle, I always have hand me downs from family members, I love it! I send clothes to charity shops as I think that is very important. I’ve read good reviews about the Modibodi pants too.

  • Billie Allcock 16th June 2020 at 9:32 am

    This is really interesting! I’ve defo become more invested in sustainable swaps period underwear I LOVE! I need to try the Eco-Egg as that sounds interesting and amazing for the price!!!

  • Justine Meyer 16th June 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Great tips here thanks

  • Whitney 16th June 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Reading this has made me realise how many eco swaps I actually already do! Can’t wait to start using my ecoegg!

  • Lea-Mai Carter 16th June 2020 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve started to make some changes, like using reusable cotton pads. Something I’m looking for is a good cotton bud alternative x

  • Michael Fisher 16th June 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Great ideas although I don’t think that I can use all of them. I am doing the ones that I can.

  • sandy lynn ralph 16th June 2020 at 8:00 pm

    some great ideas here , i try and recycle as much as I can

  • Susie Wilkinson 16th June 2020 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Modibodi recently, they really do sound good

  • Margaret Gallagher 17th June 2020 at 7:52 am

    Makes a big difference – were focusing on recycling – one step at a time

  • Vonette Collins 17th June 2020 at 11:39 am

    Some really good ideas

  • Caitylis 17th June 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Love this Katie! I’ve got the EcoEgg and Modibodi pants I love both products loads and always swear by them! We recently emailed our local council asking if we could have another recycling bin because ours was always SO full we recycle that much! They gave us another free of charge so I’m so happy that we can recycle more! Caitylis x x

  • Rebecca Beesley 17th June 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Modibodi pants are great! I’ve recently discovered them and they’re fab. x

  • Anna 17th June 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing

  • Rachel Calter 18th June 2020 at 7:14 am

    This is a fab post so many easy swaps. We try to be as sustainable as possible but some things slip through the net. I can definitely look into some more beauty products, although I do use shampoo & soap bars. It’s all about everyone making small simple changes xx

  • Jo m welsh 18th June 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I love these ideas and really want to try them .

  • Rachel Craig 18th June 2020 at 11:12 pm

    MODIBODI. :- Seems like these should be available locally, so that they can be available / accessible.

  • Rebecca Nisbet 18th June 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Those pants look like such a great idea!

  • Caroline Tinsley 19th June 2020 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve been using reusable wipes for a while now and just ordered a whole load so I have enough to keep me going without having to run the washing machine so often.

  • Ruth Harwood 20th June 2020 at 7:32 am

    We are very carbon footprint aware, these are great ideas to keep our murder of the planet to the minimum xx

  • Peter Ogg 20th June 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I am please to say reading this, that I do most of these things. To me I am not exactly an eco warrior, its just common sense or saving you money.

  • Gemma Hendry 22nd June 2020 at 11:31 am

    Mislins over wipes is deffo best tip

  • Gaynor Vincent 22nd June 2020 at 2:42 pm

    We used muslins for my boys and they still have them all these years later

  • Cyra Bellamy 23rd June 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Great ideas, though I already love charity shops!

  • James Travis 23rd June 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Great eco-friendly advice

  • ปั้มไลค์ 24th June 2020 at 11:37 am

    Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  • Emma Walton 24th June 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I am definitely more aware about the environment and sustainable products and do my best.

  • Susan Smith 25th June 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Some brilliant ideas here, i do tend to recycle everything i can and i do go in charity shops, the Eco Egg i did try and found great

  • Amanda Botterill 25th June 2020 at 9:28 pm

    thanks for all the great ideas 🙂

  • Emma England 27th June 2020 at 10:12 am

    I’ve also been really trying to be more sustainable and I’ve made some really good changes this year. I’ve heard of the Modibodi before but I’m too scared to try them! I’m always like that at first though when it comes to new products and then once I’ve tried them I never look back.

  • Adrian Price 27th June 2020 at 2:39 pm

    some excellent practical advice here

  • Anne Hughes 27th June 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Some good ideas here. Not just ecofriendly but saving money too

  • Nadia Josephine 27th June 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I have heard lots about the ecoegg and I am really interested in using items that are much more sustainable and eco-friendly

  • Kirsty Fox 27th June 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I love the sound of ModiBodi they sound much better than uncomfortable pads

  • Catherine S 27th June 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Great tips for being more eco friendly

  • Karen Watt 28th June 2020 at 7:02 am

    Some great Eco Friendly ideas some I already do.

  • Mandy Doherty 28th June 2020 at 10:02 am

    Great post, I’m trying to be more sustainable when shopping and these ideas have helped

  • Sandra Fortune 28th June 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Great Ideas I love eco friendly just got some shampoo bars and much better than the bottled

  • Cloe Belle 12th August 2020 at 9:31 pm

    These tips were super helpful! I had never heard of the EcoEgg before. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nadine Hutchinson 1st January 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Ooo I love this, these tips are amazing. 2021 is definitely the year to become more eco friendly and make some simple yet sustainable changes. Also, I’ve heard alot about period knickers and been very sceptical but just read your review and definitely need to trial them out.


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