Woman chopping organic produce on a budget

How to Live Organically On A Budget

Wanting to live the best and purist life you can is understandable, but living organically can get quite expensive. Here are a few tips on how to live an organic life while staying within a budget so you can lead the life you want without breaking the bank.

Clip Coupons and Get Involved

Coupons for organic products are not always easy to find, but you may find that being involved online can help. There are lots of coupon websites that can help you find coupons for organic products. You can also sign up for mailing lists for the organic companies you like to receive coupons in your email or home mailbox. The more connected you become, the more coupons you will be able to find.

Homemade Is Best

If you want to buy organic prepackaged food, you will be spending quite a bit more than if you just bought the organic ingredients to make your own version. Instead of buying organic prepackaged oatmeal, make your own with organic steel-cut oats and brown sugar. The same goes for produce. If you’re tired of spending the extra money for organic produce, start growing your own organic produce at home. Putting in more effort is the most effective way to save money in the long run.

Get Educated

If you are just starting out, you’ll need to do your research. Some products are more important to buy organically than others. If you can make a priority list, you’ll be able to buy the most important things organically and fudge a little on the others that are lower on the list. Educating yourself is crucial, especially when you’re just starting the switch from non-organic to organic living. Learn what foods have the highest and lowest amount of harmful residual pesticides and buy accordingly.

Shop and Eat Locally

The best place to buy organic food is your local farmer’s market. Farmers are the most educated when it comes to pesticides, organic growing, and sustainable living, so make sure to ask questions and learn as much as you can. Farmer’s markets have great deals on produce and locally grown or locally produced items, so you can save money while still feeling good about the products you bring into your home. You can also trust the organic label more at a farmer’s market because they know exactly where their products come from.

Last Updated: August 13, 2015