Your Ultimate Guide to February
Your Ultimate Guide to February, as yes it includes Valentine’s Day! February is the month to celebrate love. But there are also other things to do this month. Here are 5 things to do this February:
1. Valentine's Day
Okay, so this one is pretty obvious. On the 14th of February take time to celebrate love. You can celebrate the love of your significant other, Galentine’s day (Valentine’s day for your gal pals), or celebrate the love you have for yourself. Check out our blog on how to have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day for ideas on how to show your love in an eco friendly way.
During the pandemic people are in need more than ever. This is a great time to get involved. Nonprofits are always looking for people who want to help. Research and contact local organizations to see how you can help. Soup kitchens, and shelters are always in need of help especially during the cold winter months.
3. Get a head start on spring cleaning
Spring is just around the corner. In the Northeast we are all anxiously awaiting sunny skies and melting snow. If you are snowed in, right now is a good opportunity to start cleaning and decluttering. Don’t try to do everything in one day. Write a list and tackle it over the weekend for a couple hours. Use plant based cleaning brushes and paperless towels to help scour. Use eco friendly cleaning solutions or make your own. Don’t forget to clean behind your refrigerator and stove!
4. Ditch single use plastic for the rest of the month
I think as a society we are addicted to single use plastic. It’s ubiquitous and convenient. This is a hard addiction to break. It’s important to take it one step at a time. For the rest of the month commit to ditching single use plastic. If you will be traveling or eating takeout bring your own cutlery. Brew your own coffee and bring it with you in a stainless steel thermos.
5. Add a little green
Since spring hasn’t sprung yet in some places, add a little green to your space with a low maintenance house plant. I’m trying my hand at growing lavender indoors. Any plant parents out there I would love some tips!