More and more people in recent years have become environmentally conscious and living the best less- or zero-waste lifestyle they can. Being more aware of your lifestyle and choosing to maintain a sustainable one can be difficult, but it is rewarding and graciously helpful for our ecosystem.
Make 2018 the year when you decide to switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Not only will this initiative allow you to help mother earth, but also save a couple of bucks. If you’re thinking of how to start and where, here are a few things you can look into:
One of the well-known examples and actions when thinking of ‘sustainability’ is conserving water. Admit it, you’ve had one too many times of instances where you intentionally leave the faucet on while you brush your teeth because you’ll be quick, leave the shower on far too long, or use so much water than you should be. We may have done this a few times but collectively, that wastes so much. Make it a goal to only turn on the faucet when you need to and don’t save as much water as you can.
Replace your paper towels with actual towels
You may have switched exclusively to automated or emails but if you’re still heavily using paper towels, then you’ve got to work on that as well. Instead of these, opt for cloth towels you can use around the kitchen and old rags for wiping out spills or the likes.
Invest in quality cloths you can reuse for years. Imagine how much you’ll save on money and the trees just by this small shift.
Switch to energy-saving light bulbs
Have you already made the switch to utilizing energy efficient light bulbs? If yes, great job and thank you. If not, it’s never too late.
Energy saving light bulbs have been around for quite some time. It allows you to use less electricity without sacrificing its quality—they last longer than the ordinary ones. Switching to these means fewer replacements every year or two while helping the environment. Who doesn’t want that?
Invest in energy-efficient appliances
Since we’ve touched on energy-saving light bulbs, let’s go all-out and make it a goal to fill your home with energy-efficient appliances. If your washing machine or refrigerator is close to oblivion, make it a goal to replace them with model units that conserve energy consumption as well as carbon footprint.
Get working with natural cleaning products
There are a handful of harmful ingredients found in cleaning products that are found to be toxic to the environment. One thing you don’t realize is that most of the things you need for cleaning out spills, stains, clogs, and the works can be found in your kitchen. Natural cleaning products such as baking soda and vinegar work well for your daily cleaning needs.
Know more ways on how you can switch to an eco-friendly home? Share your thoughts with us!
About the author: Chie spends her downtime pinning home decor finds on Pinterest. She also writes for Wincrest Bespoke, a home builder in Sydney that is created for those who seek more than just a luxury home.
April 26, 2018