5 Tips to green-up a dorm room

5 Tips to green-up a dorm room

by Booster Apps July 30, 2018

Families with college-age kids are checking off their Dorm Essentials lists and packing up the car for that iconic family event – College Move-In Day. Here are some tips to reduce your college student’s exposure to toxic chemicals in their new digs and making a healthy college dorm room for them.

1. Bedding: Make it cotton and Oeko-Tex certified

Standard dorm mattresses are Twin XL, which can be hard to find bedding for.  We have many Twin XL options that are 100% cotton and Oeko-Tex certified – one of the highest environmental certifications available – with reduced toxics in the textiles.

2. Personal Care Products: Skip the chemicals

Follow our tips for finding less-toxic personal care products for tweens and teens and pack plenty so they are on hand when school gets busy. Then buy extras during visits, and send some along in care packages.

3. Laundry: Lighten the chemical load

Again, send plenty of a less-toxic laundry soap with your student and replace during visits. Get wool laundry balls to avoid chemical-laden laundry sheets.

4. Coffee maker: Caffeine without chemicals and unnecessary waste

If your college student is insisting on a K-cup coffee maker for that early morning cuppa Joe, opt for one that has a filter insert that they can put ground coffee in instead of using plastic K-cups. To stop the protestations, make sure your student knows this option will save them lots of money! An even healthier option, and almost as convenient, is a single serving ceramic coffee cone and unbleached paper filters.

5. Hot Water Kettle: Skip the plastic

If your student prefers tea to coffee, get them a stainless steal electric kettle instead of a cheaper plastic one. In this case the healthier alternative is more expensive, but they are also more durable.

Read More..




Booster Apps
Booster Apps

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in SH Blog

View Our Catalog
View Our Catalog

by Sidney Harrison August 04, 2020

Read More

The new way to go back to school
The new way to go back to school

by Alex Arancibia August 01, 2020

Preparing for heading back to school this year won’t look like what you’ve done before. There is extraordinarily little about this year that will be like what you’ve done before. And if this is your child’s first time in school, you’ll be having a vastly different experience than many other parents have had.

But even though it will be different, it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare. There’s actually a lot you can — and should — do to get your kids and yourself ready for heading back to school. How about if you start with the correct mattress choice? 

Read More

5 Quick Tips for Assessing Your Sleep!
5 Quick Tips for Assessing Your Sleep!

by Mike Schaefer July 17, 2020

Today, far too many of us are suffering from sleep insufficiency.  Not enough sleep or sleep that's not restful or refreshing.  Here's a little "cheat sheet" for assessing the quality of your sleep.  If any of these factors apply to you - we'd encourage you to contact your doctor or medical professional for further assessment.

Read More

Sign up for Soaring Heart News!