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Reduce and recycle. Take a walk through your home, scooping up excess clutter as well as those pesky electronics you've been meaning to take to the recycling center. Your home will feel lighter, and you will be doing the earth a favor when you donate and recycle unwanted items rather than throwing them in the trash.
Now let's take a look in your pantry. This is a great opportunity to toss unhealthy packaged foods, plus anything that is expired. Consider storing healthy staples in clear glass containers where you are likely to reach for them.
When it's time to hit the store again, try using the bulk bins for some of your purchases to reduce packaging waste and save money.
Getting hungry? It's time to plan some home-cooked meals for the next few days. Cooking at home means you don't need to dispose of all of those takeout containers, plus it's usually healthier and cheaper.
While you are at the market, also scoop up a few natural cleaning products. Most on the market now work just as well as traditional cleaners and smell much better. Want to really pinch pennies? Some people swear that baking soda and vinegar can clean just about anything. For bonus points, pick up a water filter and ditch your plastic water bottle habit.
Bedtime: Make your bedroom a tech-free zone. Remove as many electronic devices as possible from your bedroom and see what a difference it makes in the way you feel. To have a more restful sleep, try turning off the TV and Internet at least a half-hour before you turn in.
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Sunday: Plant something. Plants help clean the air and keep our planet cool. Do your part and take advantage of whatever space you have to grow something. Don't have a huge yard? Not a problem. Get creative with container planting, a vertical garden or even a pot of herbs on your windowsill.
Go a step further and bring home a tree for indoors or out. Indoor trees make for dramatic decor and do a wonderful job of cleaning the air. Bamboo, philodendron and rubber plants are all great choices.