How To Have An Eco-Friendly, Green Home In 10 Steps
Improving your home is not only about making it look pretty, but also about ensuring that it functions in an economical and environment-friendly manner. Here are a few tips to help with that.
1. Turn off the lights
Turning the lights off when you leave a room or when it’s daytime can save you money and prevent wastage.
2. Use fluorescent bulbs
For when you do need some light, use fluorescent bulbs or lamps—they’re long lasting and therefore better for the environment.
3. Unplug appliances
Yes, your T.V and microwave use electricity even when they’re off! So why not unplug them while they aren’t in use?
4. Make use of sunshine
During the daytime, there’s no need for any artificial light—just open up the windows and let that beautiful sunshine into your home.
5. Be efficient
Learn to use appliances in a smart manner. For example, wait for a full load before you use the washing machine. Over time, these little changes do add up.
6. Don’t overwater plants
Watering your plants too much is not only a waste of water, but is also bad for your plants, and will make them droopy.
7. Leave grass clippings in the lawn
When you mow the lawn, you can leave the clipped grass in the lawn so that it acts as a fertilizer when it decomposes.
8. Ditch the bug spray
Bug sprays are a threat to the safety of young children and pets, so toss it and prevent bugs from entering by keeping the house clean and sealing cracks or gaps.
9. Take showers
Occasional baths are fun, but they use a lot more water than showers, and are not necessary to do every single day.
10. Cloths for cleaning
Instead of cleaning spills and the like with tissues, use a re-washable cloth. This is a lot more eco-friendly than wasting tissues!