With a bit of creativity, even people who live in small apartments can practice homesteading. If you want to homestead in your apartment, here are some tips that can help you become more self-sufficient. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com)
Turn your apartment into a mini-garden by growing berries or tomatoes in hanging baskets and vertical gardens. Alternatively, you can plant garlic, onions, or potatoes in pots on your balcony. (Related: How to start an indoor garden in your apartment.)
If your home isn’t spacious enough for pots, consider growing herbs in a container garden. You can grow the following herbs in pots on your windowsill.
Store-bought cleaning products usually contain harmful chemicals that are bad for the environment. These toxic chemicals are also linked to negative side effects.
To avoid these side effects, use homemade and natural cleaning products. There are many resources online that can teach you how to make cleaning products using simple ingredients like baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, liquid castile soap, and white vinegar.
If you don’t have enough space for a garden in your apartment, you can practice homesteading by supporting local farmers. Purchase organic eggs, meat, and produce from local farmers’ markets.
Put excess produce to good use by learning how to preserve food. Use simple methods like pickling or canning that don’t require complicated equipment.
Before you throw away anything from furniture to food waste, ask yourself if it can be re-purposed. These tips can help you get started on re-purposing.
The ability to homestead doesn’t depend on the size of your property. To become a homesteader, you just need to be resourceful and care for the environment. Be mindful of the resources you consume and try to re-purpose things before throwing them away to minimize the waste you produce.