We’d all like to be more self-sufficient around the home because we’ve only noticed that as populations grow and people live longer, we’re seriously depleting our supplies but also killing the planet at the same time.
Be Frugal With Your Spending
We all earn a different wage, but regardless of what’s earnt, it’s always a good idea to practice being frugal with your spending. The more you spend, the more you are likely to be spending on things that are wasteful. Whether that’s eating out or buying more food in your weekly food shop that is then going off or is thrown away without being touched. Try to cut down on your spending, and you’ll certainly find that you are living a more frugal lifestyle because of it.
Grow Your Own Food
Food is something we all need to survive, but we can often have the attitude of ‘eyes bigger than your belly.’ Wasting food is not going to do anything beneficial for the environment, and when it comes to produce from animals, we’re getting through too for what is actually available. Again, the more the population grows, the faster we’ll run out and then will need to find alternative food sources. So with that being said, you may want to consider growing your own vegetables and herbs. Having chickens in your outdoor space is also beneficial to supply more food sources. Even if you don’t have the outdoor space to grow food, you can always try doing it indoors like it’s mentioned on this article here https://thehippiehouse.com.au/blogs/news/the-best-led-grow-lights-online-in-australia.
Cut Down On Packaging
A lot of food and things we buy, all come in packaging, and that can be very wasteful and harmful to the environment, particularly when the packaging isn’t recyclable. A lot of commercial food stores and independent shops are trying to cut down on their packaging and providing alternative options for packaging products to make them less harmful on the environment. Plastic straws are one way that the EU is trying to clamp down on plastic and packaging in general, and in this case, they’re being replaced by paper straws.
Get The Household Involved
It’s hard to maintain this way of life on your own, if the rest of the household aren’t actively getting involved. However, it’s good to encourage the rest of those living with you that they should be doing their bit to be more self-sufficient. Try to organise the others to follow the budget that you set out and to be more conscious about the amount of energy that is used on a daily basis. Offer incentives and rewards if you can and educate them on what a difference they will be making individually so they can see the results of their actions.
Being more self-sufficient will hopefully give future generations the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of planet earth for many more years to come. So do your bit to help make the world a healthier place.