Earth-friendly College Shopping Means Saving Some Green!
no longer just a trend or a fad to try and live as green as you can.
Being environmentally friendly is a way of life for some! Depending on
how serious you are at it, trying to practice earth-friendly means of
living can be a challenge. There are definitely restrictions and choices
you’ll have to make. When it comes to dorm shopping, though, there are
some surprising yet simple ways to help out the earth. Let’s face it,
our environment has had to bear less-than-healthy effects due to
humanity, so doing your part to help the environment can only benefit.
Plus, environmentally friendly living and shopping can help you save
some green as well! Using less means having to buy less, which means
more money saved. You might be wondering how your dorm shopping can
seriously relate to all of this- it can! DormCo has some great
earth-friendly college supplies, and we also have some tips on how
certain dorm items can contribute to green living.
Rugs for college are key dorm decorations. College posters are always the first things to come to mind when decorating your dorm room, yet that
dorm floor is just one big, blank canvas waiting to be covered by a
great-looking college rug. Here’s where DormCo offers a vast, earth friendly selection. We have dozens of cheap rugs and designer rugs
that are made from recycled materials. Some of our dorm rugs are made
from recycled bottles, which means they’re also very lightweight and are
durable enough to be kept outside! Others are made from recycled
cotton. Considering that rugs for dorms are fairly large college
supplies, it’s a lot of material and manufacturing that you’re helping
to reduce by purchasing a rug made from recycled materials.
move-in day, don’t pack all your dorm supplies into boxes. You may have
to go out and buy cardboard boxes, and if they get wet or have to carry
extra-heavy loads, they’re not the best option. Instead, take a dorm
trunk as part of your college supplies. Trunks for college are one of
the best investments you’ll make amid all your dorm supplies. Dorm
trunks are durable, spacious, and have a variety of uses. Compared to
cardboard boxes, dorm trunks are much more reusable, making them a
greener option. Plus, once you’re unpacked, a trunk for college can be
used as underbed storage, a mini-table for your dorm room, or even a
nice a foot rest. You won’t have to buy these dorm items separately,
thanks to having a multi-function trunk for college, so you’ll save some
green and ultimately consume fewer materials and resources.
even the simplest of dorm items can be made to be more green. Check out
our Staple-Free Stapler- Eco Friendly. It uses fewer resources because
it requires no staples! By cutting tiny strips into the paper, it
connects sheets of paper without any metal staples. No, this product
won’t suddenly reverse global warming, but it’s the little choices we
make that can have a big impact on being green. Just be sure you recycle
those sheets of paper!
dishes in college is never fun, and oftentimes nor is it the most
environmentally friendly practice. While there’s often excess water
used, you can easily cut back on paper towels used. Instead of drying
those dishes with paper towels, try a Microfiber Drying Mat. Air-drying
dishes is the cleanest way to dry them, and this mat has a gentle
padding to keep more-fragile dishes protected. Even after washing a few
bowls and cups, it would take a short stack of paper towels to dry them.
So cut back with a simple Microfiber Drying Mat.
certainly isn’t a comprehensive list of dorm items that are green or
ways to keep your dorm shopping as green as possible. As anyone who
tries to live a green lifestyle knows, it takes creativity sometimes. So
let these items be your start, but keep thinking green as you continue
dorm shopping. After all, until we’re living in space, keeping the earth
first can’t hurt!