6 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

You have your kitchen, living room, and bedroom all set up and to your liking, so now it is time to tackle another home feat, making it more eco-friendly! How do you do this though? It isn’t going to be easy, but with a few changes, you will be well on your way to a more green lifestyle! And we have a few ideas to help you get started on your journey!

Cut out harsh chemicals

Clean cleaning products, such as soap, multipurpose sprays, window cleaner, dish soap, and even bathroom specific cleaners are all made without the harsh and hurtful chemicals.

This will cut down on the bad products that you could be putting down the drain and into the water supply. It will help you to make sure you aren’t using any harmful products around you and your family. It’s hard to feel clean when you are using such toxic products, so make sure you aren’t!

Cut down on water consumption

Professionals can help you conserve water at home. They will not only educate you on the changes that need to be made, but they will help to implement them as well.

They will assist to create drought-tolerant landscaping, artificial turf, upgrading to instant water heating, and even drip irrigation are all things they can help to assist you with to make your home more eco-friendly. Plus, they offer financing to be able to take care of the expenses that this upgrade process will require. They will help you to get your finances figured out, and get you on your way to making a change!

 Use natural light

Opening up your curtains when the time is right can drastically change the light you have available to you. The sun will be able to light your space instead of relying on electricity within your home.

This one seems like a very small step, but even the smallest changes can help to transform your life and your home! If you are wanting to go for full sunlight help, try and move some of your daily tasks to be done outside. Working, exercising, reading, or relaxing can all be done outside and without electricity!

Invest in blackout curtains

Blackout curtains not only keep unwanted sunlight out while you are sleeping, but they will help to keep the cold and heat out. They create a barrier from the outside and help to block out elements that could change the temperature of your home.

They can also help to protect you from cold drafts or breezes that might come in from older windows! If you are keeping the sun or the cold out, you will be able to better manage your AC or heater usage and cut down on the cost and consumption of those utilities.

Cut back on single-use plastics

You can cut back on your plastic consumption in places you wouldn’t think of, like the shower! By using bar shampoo, you are taking some of the plastic out of your routine! Plus, you are using products that are better for you and have fewer chemicals involved. You will feel great knowing that you are being more eco-friendly and that you are using the cleanest products for you!

 Add more green to your space

By adding more plants to your space, you can up your green thumb and your eco-friendly meters at the same time. Having real plants in your space will also help to clean the air and will aid in creating a healthier environment for you and your family!

Hopefully, a few of these ideas have you feeling inspired to make the change! So, what are you waiting for?! Get to it! Even the smallest steps toward a more eco-friendly life can make a huge change if you are committed and ready to do it! Trust us, you will be glad you did!

 

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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