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Surviving a Cold with Minimal Waste

Despite all of the cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, there's something looming that makes this part of the year suck a whole lot. Cold and flu season is upon us and our pockets are full of crumbling tissues, we feel like crap, and our sick days are running low. It's the worst.

If you're one of the lucky ones who get sick every single year, I've got a few tips and home remedies to help avoid some waste that often comes with having a cold.

Before I start, I will say that medication is one of my zero waste non-negotiable items. This means that no matter the waste that comes with it, my health, and my family's health comes first, as should yours. It wasn't until I was pregnant that I really had to rely on home remedies because most cold medication is not an option.

So, you do whatever you need or whatever the doctor prescribes. On that note...

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and none of the following tips are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or preve…

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