Embracing a greener lifestyle at home can be a beautiful journey. Often times people think going "green" will be a daunting task. If you approach it with intention though, it doesn't have to be. Let it be a task that you and your family take on that feels positive.
Below are some easy changes to make your home greener. Try one, two, or maybe all of them.
1. Save water by washing full loads
This tip works great for both washing of clothing as well as dishes. Wait until the hamper is full or the dishwasher is full before turning that dial.
2. Air dry laundry
Use of a freestanding clothes drying rack can be great for drying clothes. You'll save energy and its also great for your delicate and finer clothes.
3. Use glass for food storage
Most kitchens these days are filled with plastic food containers and storage. Switch to glass and you'll be taking a big step towards living a greener lifestyle.
4. Replace your old showerhead
Older showerheads are notorious for being "water-wasters". Swap out for a newer style which will use anywhere from 1-3 gallons less water per minute.
5. Turn off lights
Do you leave the lights on in each room. Many people forget the simple action of turning off the lights. Don't waste the energy when no one is in the room!
By incorporating these green strategies into your home you'll know you're contributing to a healthier, more sustainable world.
In my second episode of Revive & Thriveology, we'll be diving into my top Feng Shui tips that I've developed over years of working with clients.
These tips are designed to help you transform your living space and create a harmonious environment for your well-being. From decluttering and cleaning to utilizing the power of your front door, these tips are easy to implement and can make a significant impact on your home health.
So, grab your favorite beverage, get cozy, and let's get started on the journey to reviving and thriving in your space. I have links for both the podcast and YouTube video listed below. Hope you enjoy!
I love flowers and for the past couple years I’ve had a ritual of bringing home flowers each week as a gift to my home.
Now I’m challenging you to join me in this beautiful ritual!
Today I’m kicking off the challenge where I’m encouraging you to do something nice for YOUR home each week through the remainder of the year! Bring home a bouquet of flowers for your home, take a photo, post and tag me @purelivingwithlisamorton and over the next few months I’ll be randomly selected those who have posted to receive a bouquet from me! 🤩✨✨
Not info floral bouquets? Get creative….head out to your yard, find a pretty sprig in the woods, or even opt to give your home a houseplant!
If you have a home office, I encourage you to schedule a few minutes this week for a clutter clearing session. Now don't stress out, you're not going to be clearing out the entire office. I would just like you to check in with these five common clutter areas that I find when working with my clients.
1. Old Chargers - Many of us have old chargers lying around or shoved in drawers "just in case"; however, there's no sense in keeping a charger for a phone that no longer works. Do you really need multiple chargers for the same item? Do all those chargers even still work?
2. Old Pens and Highlighters - I've always loved finding pens that write really well. I used to save them until they wouldn't write a single letter and were completely dried. Now I've found my favorite pens and stock up on them, so I don't need to keep old ones. Don't forget to check in with dried highlighters and markers. Sharpies are nice too, but only when they write well!
3. Drinkware and Food Wrappers - You might need a snack during the day, but are you cleaning out your food wrappers and used drinkware when you're done? A client I recently worked with had almost half a dozen glasses and a couple coffee mugs sitting in her office. Make a point to clean out any glasses, mugs, or food wrappers and containers. While you're at it, this is a great time to empty your garbage can!
4. Freebies from Workshops and Seminars - Sure it's fun to snag the freebies at seminars and classes, but, are you really using it? Get rid of any items that you're not using (especially those tote bags that just get stuffed in a corner). The next time you're offered freebies, think about if it is an item that you will actually use. If not, it's a pass!
5. Excess Binder Clips, Paper Clips and Rubber Bands - So often we receive printed materials or samples using binder clips, paper clips or rubber bands; however, when do you ever use them again? It's easy to hang onto these "just in case". I'd suggest clearing out all but one or two.
If you can stay on top of these five things, I just know your office will feel less cluttered over time leading to better focus and higher productivity. Go ahead and mark this time down in your calendar so you don't forget. Also, let me know how it feels once you get in the routine and experience the clarity that comes with it.
Selecting paint colors for your home can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Follow my simple tips to choose the perfect colors for your space.
By following these tips, you can feel more confident in the selection of your paint colors. Still not sure? I offer color consultations both in person and virtually. Together we can pull an entire palette for your home. Reach out to schedule.
I was recently interviewed by Canvas Rebel magazine on a "defining moment that changed the trajectory of my career".
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I wholly believe that your space is reciprocal of your body, so while I am always working on my space, I must also focus on having a healthy body and mind. That's where my yoga practice comes in.
I began my practice more than 20 years ago, at a time in where I really needed self-care. I grew my practice and eventually completed a yoga teacher training to gain the knowledge and deepen my own practice, not with any intention to actually teach! But here I am five years later, teaching and helping other discover the benefits of yoga. One of my favorite aspects of teaching is helping students find ways to feel comfortable in their practice and new ways to enhance each pose. In my classes, we might incorporate the use of a sound tools, specific music, and props to get the most out of the time spent on the mat.
Discover some of my favorite yoga extras for yourself and take your practice from basic to blissful!
Eye Pillows are great for tired eyes at the end of the day but also blissful for a long savasana.
I love these from Etsy.
They're organic and handmade of linen and flaxseed.
Bolsters offer a little help or cushion just where you need it and support your body in a pose. It's nice to have different shapes on hand.
I like these options, particularly the rectangle shape.
Every yogi, no matter how experienced you are, can benefit from yoga blocks. They are excellent at making your practice safe, comfortable, and supportive. They may even encourage you to take your pose or practice to the next level!
I love the cork material and design of these.
I didn't have a mat bag or carrier for years and now that I have one, I LOVE it! I can't believe I went as long as I did without one. I can have my hands free and also a pouch to hold my keys or card. The icing on the cake is that it gives my mat a little "home" and keeps it clean. I've found my mats last longer by using a carrier too!
Check this one out from Etsy!
If you're ready to enhance your practice and take it to a new level of bliss, these tools are perfect to get you there. Have questions about these items or any other yoga tools? Reach out!
I was recently asked by Redfin for my favorite outdoor Feng Shui tip. Read my tip below and then follow the link to read the rest of the great tips and advice!
Install a water feature Installing a water feature in outdoor Feng Shui is highly significant as water symbolizes abundance, wealth, and the flow of energy. A well-placed water feature, such as a fountain or pond, can attract positive chi and enhance the overall energy balance in the outdoor space.
“My favorite way to enhance an outdoor space is with a water feature,” says Pure Living with Lisa Morton. “The trickle of a water fountain can be so relaxing on a summer evening. Ensure that the fountain flows towards the home and not away from it. Water represents wealth and abundance in Feng Shui, so you want it flowing toward you.”
Click HERE to read the rest of the article.
Would you like to learn more about Feng Shui basics?
Join my private Facebook group The Good Chi Club for access. In the club I share tips, tricks and motivation throughout the week.
Beginning in June I'll be sharing Feng Shui 101 tips!
If you've ever wanted to learn how to get started this is for you!
Here's the link to sign up for the club!
The energy in the summer months is always elevated. The weather is warm, sun is shining, and family activities are ongoing. Sometimes though, while we're waiting for these summer days to arrive, spring can seem to drag on. If you're like me and ready to uplift the energy of your deck, porch, or garden now, here are some beautiful handmade items from Etsy that I LOVE!