Here are some tips to make your home more sustainable, it may even save you money in the process.
The word sustainability is often considered relating to energy consumption. But being truly eco-friendly means taking a holistic approach
Take the time to fix any leaks. Even if there are no leaks there are plenty of lifestyle changes you can make to save water. For example, you should ensure that you don’t run the tap when you brush your teeth or shave.
Energy efficient light bulbs have been around for a long time. But it makes a lot of sense to switch. They use less energy and last longer.
Using harmful chemicals to clean is very bad for the environment. When you wash them away you are putting them into the water supply. That means water will take more purification before it is safe to use again. Use natural products like vinegar, citric acid from citrus fruits and bicarbonate of soda.
Place a compost bin in your garden and fill with food waste, this will then become compost.
Read the labels to find out where a product is made, think about the air miles it has traveled. Be mindful of its carbon footprint.
Shop and support local.
It’s a good idea to try to buy recycled products whenever you can.
Try and fix something rather than dumping and buying again. Take it to a local repair shop or turn it into something new.
TURN IT OFF
Energy conservation is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and will save you money!
Make sure that your body wash, toothpaste, face scrub, and other products do not contain microbeads. Many shops sell natural products, or you can easily make them yourself.
Before you hang Annika Reed Studio wallpaper consider hanging a thermal lining paper. You can prepare your walls and insulate your home
Head to your nearest refill shop and reuse your containers to get the quantity of produce you need. Repeat and the bins will thank you.
Cut up old shirts to make rags, wash and reuse them. Saves on paper towels and wipes.
Time for some houseplants. Turning some of that CO2 into O2.
Carry a reusable water bottle and coffee cup with you. You will get money off your daily cuppa and water is FREE!
Carry a totes bag with you, they fold up really small.
Switch to online bills
LINE DRY YOUR LAUNDRY
Better for your clothes, wallet, and the environment.
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