Ten Tips for Sustainable Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

It’s almost that time of year, the approaching season of renewal--spring! And with it comes spring cleaning, a time when we find ourselves either eagerly embracing the idea of a fresh start or, let's be honest, slightly dreading the deep cleaning that awaits us after winter. 

Regardless of where you stand on the love-hate spectrum, we've got you covered with ten tips to make your cleaning and decluttering process a breeze while keeping sustainability front and center. 

10 Sustainable Ideas for Wrapping Holiday Gifts

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Many people and families will cook their favorite dishes, bake cookies, make candies, attend festive events and holiday gatherings, and give gifts to others, to name just a few well-known traditions.

Gift giving is celebrated by many cultures around the world, and in the United States, gifts come in many forms—from food and clothing, to toys, gift cards, electronics and more.

The Environmental Benefits of Shopping Small
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the exciting yet sometimes overwhelming tradition of shopping for gifts. The holiday retail sales forecast for 2023 predicts a 3-4% increase over 2022, potentially reaching a staggering $957.3B to $966.6B. In fact, the average holiday shopper is projected to spend about $875 on food, decor, seasonal items and more, which is $42 more than last year.
5 Ways to Create a Zero-Waste Halloween
Halloween is right around the corner, and it's one of the most beloved holidays in the United States. In 2022, we saw record-high spending of $10.6 billion, with this year projected to top $12.2 billion.1,9 That’s a lot of candy, costumes, pumpkins and decorations! It is estimated that over 70% of the American population will participate in the holiday.2 It's safe to say that Halloween is a big hairy deal.
Vendor Spotlight: Roseline's Candles
Did you know that most candles contribute waste to the landfill? There’s the wax, the wick, and the container it comes in. At Tare Market, we love our candle maker Roseline Friedrich of Roseline’s Candles. Her candles are sustainably made from start to finish and created with the highest quality ingredients, including 100% soy wax and safe scents for a clean and beautiful burn. The containers are made of 100% recycled glass and can be returned to us for 10% off your next candle.
Treat Yourself With 3 Easy DIY Self Care Recipes

Self care rituals shouldn’t create stress or damage the environment. Luckily, caring for yourself and the planet aren’t mutually exclusive. These 3 simple, low waste recipes utilize biodegradable, plastic-free ingredients that are easy to come by.


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