Eco-Conscious Living

Article published at: Jan 29, 2024 Article author: Inspirational Packaging Article tag: Eco
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eco friendly winter home insulationWith the winter weather leaving us all cold and miserable, it can be tempting to lock ourselves inside and block out the outside world. However the outside world doesn’t just simply disappear, and it’s important that we continue to look after it, even from the comfort of our own homes.

 That’s why we’ve come up with a number of ways for you to continue to help out the planet while also saving some money by recycling old items you might have lying around over the winter.


DIY Insulation

diy insulation

Repurpose old blankets, curtains, or clothing as effective insulation materials. Hang blankets over draughty windows or doors to block the cold air and retain warmth indoors. Additionally, you can lay down rugs or thick fabric mats on hardwood or tile floors to minimise the loss of heat. These simple yet effective techniques help conserve heat during the winter months, saving you the need to crank the heating up, saving you money and helping the planet!


Homemade Fire Starters


Take cardboard egg cartons and fill them with shredded paper to create eco-friendly fire starters for your fireplace or wood stove. This is a great sustainable alternative to store-bought options, that not only reduces waste but also helps saving money on heating bills!


Glass Jars Make Great Storage 

glass jar storage

Instead of throwing away glass jars from food like pasta sauces or jam, give them a good clean out and use them as storage containers. They're perfect for organising pantry staples like grains, nuts, and spices. You can also use them to store homemade soups, stews, or leftovers in the fridge or freezer!


Composting Ready For Spring

compost for gardening


Start a compost bin in your garden or even indoors using a designated composting container. Food scraps like fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and eggshells make for great ingredients for soil for your garden. This not only reduces the waste sent to landfills but also provides free fertiliser for your plants as we prepare for the Spring!


Give Old Clothes New Life 

reusing old clothes

Maybe an obvious one, but certainly for a good reason! Instead of throwing away old jumpers with holes or mismatched socks, repurpose them into cosy accessories to keep you warm in the winter. Cut up old jumpers to make hand warmers, scarves, or even patchwork blankets. And if you have kids, mismatched socks can be used to make silly little hand puppets for entertainment. This is the most creative and fun idea on the list, giving you and your kids a great hobby that repurposes old items instead of simply throwing them away!


Implementing these recycling strategies during the winter months not only reduces waste but also saves money and contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle. By repurposing household items like clothes, glass jars, and food scraps, you can effectively minimise your environmental impact while cutting down on your bills!


Additionally, creating homemade fire starters from cardboard egg cartons and repurposing old jumpers and socks as new accessories further promotes an eco-conscious lifestyle. These simple yet impactful actions help create a greener, more cost-effective approach to winter living, aligning with our principles of sustainability and responsible consumption.


To see our environmentally responsible ideology in action, you can check out our range of eco-friendly products here, along with our range of FSC certified packaging here, ensuring all materials come from sustainable sources.