April 16, 2011

Tip of the day—Making the switch

Start making one switch a month to an organic product.  When our daughter was young and I was enthusiastic about making changes, a friend encouraged me to go slowly. I was Gung Ho and ready to change everything at once, but she cautioned me.  She said that if you make one or two changes a month and stick with them then you’ll be more likely to have a lasting change.  You know what?  She was right!

What do you use every day? For organic foods, start with the foods that you and your family eat most often.  For cleaning products, go with the ones that you use every day, such as dish soap and laundry detergent.  For other things, think about what will have the most impact on you daily.  Is it makeup?  Lotion?  Hand soap?  Fabrics? 

Whenever possible, watch for deals on organics.  I’ve found organic sheets and towels drastically reduced at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.  Seventh Generation products are sometimes on closeout at stores like Walgreens.  Whenever a new product is introduced, you’ll usually find some sort of promotion for it (coupon, sale, catalina deal). 

By making the changes slowly, watching for deals, and stocking up when the price is right, you’ll be much more likely to stick with the changes.  For more ideas on saving money on healthy foods, check out my posts on the subject.  You’ll find them all linked here.

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