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11 Small Ways To Go Green In Your Apartment That Actually Make A Difference

With some accessible tips on hand, it's actually rather easy being green.

1. Always have a few reusable bags at home to bring when grocery shopping. A plastic bag can take up a whopping 1,000 years to decompose.

Woman holding a bunch of kale at a farmer's market

2. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, shaving, and any other time you don't absolutely need it on.

Couple brushing their teeth together and smiling

3. Unplug devices when you're not using them, and turn off the lights in rooms when you leave them.

4. Recycle your aluminum!

Burrito wrapped in aluminum foil

5. Buy toilet paper and paper towels sans cardboard tubes.

Cat sitting amongst shredded toilet paper in bathroom

6. Replace paper bags with reusable lunchboxes.

An open lunchbox containing a peanut butter sandwich, hard-boiled egg, and raw veggies with an apple on the side

7. Wash your clothes with cold water.

A row of washing machines

8. Get crafty with used (and clean) glass jars, offering them a second life as a cute DIY project.

Mason jar candles hanging outdoors

9. Reduce mail clutter.

Empty mailbox being opened with key

10. Conserve money and energy by replacing existing bulbs with energy-efficient ones.

Woman's hand holding up lightbulb in store

11. Donate your clothes rather than discarding them in the trash.

Woman packing stack of clothes into a box

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