Step Two: The countless hours of online research. When you find out your whole life might be a living lie. Here are some of my favorite research sites; NaturalNews.com, FoodBabe, InfoWars, OrganicOlivia, Collectiveevolution, spiritscience, and of course TomorrowsMom.com
Step THREE: Making the change, and realizing it might not be in your budget to buy that $90 organic elixir for a healthy shiny skin, or that $12 100% Organic maple syrup. At first glance especially when trying something new, the first thing we think of is How Much? Always think about the How Long? instead, how long until you start seeing the benefits of eating organic and switching over to non-toxic items. Also keep in mind that many over priced organic items have a cheaper and equal alternative.
Step FOUR: In the search of alternatives you decide you want to try all of those Pinterest, DIY recipes for soap, lotion, deodorant, and even you try out gardening. But the first tries might not be successful, it's like any other thing practice makes perfect. Decide what items cost the less to make rather than purchasing. Also the amount of time it will take and how much time you have matters. Because if it becomes a stressful thing after a while you should stop. Your sanity is worth more than your picture perfect DIY post.
Step FIVE: Get organized! Start with setting a budget, and write a list of the most specific changes you want. Making this list will not only help you see where all on your income is going to, so then you can see where you can make cuts to like for example; clothing, eating out, and entertainment. Figure out what your new priorities your family has like for example; only buy non-gmo, organic produce only, or no fluoride in your home. Will set you up for an easier transition. By keeping the top three on top of your priorities in your week.
Step SIX: Cooking, Coupons, and Crunchy living is what you will master. Cooking is the best way to keep you healthy and on a budget. By trying out your already favorite recipes and making them yourself with better ingredients. Coupons are your best friend any coupons like, paper, mailer, printables, online, pretty much all coupons are your way to save money on top of sales this will out weigh the cost of either grocery store produce, farmers market trips or even organic cosmetics.
Step SEVEN: Practice makes perfect, and by now you should have mastered your DIY Crafts, Cooking, Gardening, and even using coupons. Here on TomorrowsMom.com we try to post as many helpful money saving deals and tips to help you to crunchy living. It takes time but before you know it it will be habit and you will be in a happier healthier life.