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Why You Should Use Local Goods and Services

Why You Should Use Local Goods and Services

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It can be easy to buy and do everything through massive multinational corporations and not bother with small, local businesses. However, these same businesses need your support, and there are plenty of reasons to use them over their corporate competitors. Here are some reasons why you should use local goods and services.

 

Fewer Miles Travelled

 

If you care about the planet, being eco-friendly and reducing carbon emissions, then you should go local. Local good such as locally grown food has far fewer miles travelled. This means that it hasn’t been on a boat, plane, train, or truck to make its way to you. This also probably means that it is much fresher and has far fewer chemicals on it to keep it fresh. Locally produced goods are also the work of much smaller teams who love what they do, rather than a faceless corporation. There might be a slight premium on these kinds of products, but they are often of a higher quality and are made with a lot more attention and care. Often locally made goods are made by hand rather than being mass produced in a factory. This also means that they are more unique. If you care about any of those things, then you should buy locally made goods.

 

They Know The Area

 

The benefit of buying locally is that the people you are getting a good or service from know the area. If you are hiring movers, then you want to look up local moving services in the area. They will know the best way to transport your things to or from your home, won’t get lost and if you are moving into an area, they will be able to tell you about it. The same is true for other kinds of good or service. Due to the fact that these people live and work locally, they know the area well and can provide advice or tips based on this. On the other hand, larger companies do not know about specific areas and won’t be able to give you that same level of care and attention. For example, if you are buying a car from a local dealership they will be able to tell you how this car will perform on local roads and streets. This might mean that certain cars are better or worse for you depending on where you live. You might need a 4×4 over a city car, and the will be able to advise you on this. A large company can give you the benefits of each, but not in the context of where you will use it.

 

Build A Relationship

 

This is one of the best reasons to buy locally. You get to build a relationship with the people you are buying from. For example, if you regularly go into a local grocery store then you will get to know the staff and owner of the store and get to know them. This adds a personal touch to each visit, and it can be a way for you to make friends in a new area and get to know where you are living. If you are buying your groceries from a large company that you won’t get this as they have too many employees and won’t be able to treat you the same way.

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Damn Good Ways To Get More Organic Food Into Your Diet On A Budget 

Damn Good Ways To Get More Organic Food Into Your Diet On A Budget

The benefits of a healthy organic diet are well known. But as organic food tends to be priced higher than its counterparts it can be a struggle to keep to our organic eating goals. However, by following the tips below you can make eating organic easy and cheap enough to do all the time.

Swap Out The Meat

Meat is expensive even when it isn’t organic, add the ‘O’ work to a pack, and then the price tends to go through the roof. This means that buying organic meat every day can be too expensive, so what can you do instead?

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Well, how about swapping the meat out for another protein source that is organic and cheaper and healthier too? Things like lentils and beans have lots of protein in them, and they are also full of fiber which is great for your health. Replace meat burger with red pepper and lentils one or try a chili made with beans instead of mince. In this way, you can save money and be healthier just by swapping out a few portion of meat a week.

Juice More

Juicing fruits and vegetables is a great way of getting more organic food into your diet. This is because you can make mixes of fruit and veg that you might not eat together but go great together in juice. For example, why not try a delicious green citrus juice?

It’s also a really great way of using little bits of leftover organic fruit and veg, so nothing goes to waste. Making your shops even more economical.

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Of course, you will need a trusty juicer to do this. Just pop over here for some recommendations if you are stuck on which one to buy.

Grown Your Own

Another great way of getting organic produce for a low cost is to dig for victory in your own backyard and grow your own. OK, it will probably depend on where you live, and the climate you live in as to what fruits and veg you can grow.

Warmer climes are more favorable for citrus fruits and olives. Whereas cooler climates suit root vegetables like carrots and turnips. But you can get indoor hydroponics centers or outdoor greenhouses if you don’t have the right natural growing conditions.

Buy in Bulk

Another great way of getting organic food into your diet without breaking the bank is to buy the items in bulk. This works especially well for dry items that can last a long time like rice, nuts, and pasta.

Buying in bulk means that you getting a better price per item or portion than you would if you bought them separately as you need them. You can also buy larger quantities at a low price, and you have plenty of time to eat it before it is out of date.

Buy Direct

Lastly, if you are committed to eating organic, then it is worth investigating local producers that are in line with this.

Buying direct from the farm can make your purchases cheaper. You also get to support a local independent business, and save on Co2 emissions, as the food does not have to be transported all over the country to get to you home.

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