If your New Year's resolution included a commitment to green living, it can be hard to know where to start. The first step in your eco makeover can feel like the hardest, but it doesn't have to be. Follow these tips and you'll be on your way to clean, green living.

Lose the bag
Plastic bags are building up in landfills at an alarming rate. To stop the plastic buildup in your home, make the switch to reusable cloth bags for your groceries and daily shopping. They fit easily in your purse, glove compartment or desk drawer and typically hold more products than a traditional plastic shopping bag.

Hang out
Hang drying your laundry is a great way to cut down on energy costs and leave your clothes with a fresh outdoor scent. Installing a clothesline in your backyard is easy and cost effective. Hanging your clothes to dry is a great way to cut back on the use of energy–hogging appliances like dryers, and free up some money for some fun summer activities.

Recycle and Reuse
Recycling is great, but reusing a product before it hits the recycling bin is an even better way to be environmentally friendly. Reusing products can be easier than you think. Clean yogurt containers are great for storing the clothes pins for your laundry line; wrapping paper from gifts doubles as fun liners for your drawers and cupboard shelves; and leftover Christmas cards are great for kids' craft projects. By re-purposing products, you're making a commitment to the environment and keeping extra money in your pocket, too.

Connect
Sharing tips and tricks with others is a great way to get new ideas for going green. Finding a community of people dedicated to living green is a great way to stay on track with your goals and have a resource for your questions. Online communities like the Green Works Facebook page are a great way to get answers to your questions and share tips with other users. Check out to get started on your green revolution.

Going green doesn't have to be difficult and it can bring a whole new level of freshness to your home. Following these simple tips can help get you started on taking the guesswork out of going green.