I love finding little ways to make our home more sustainable. And what I’ve noticed is that being environmentally friendly also, in many cases, saves me money. So today I’m very happy to share this contributed post with a few tips for creating a more eco-friendly home.
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The concept of living a more sustainable, environmentally friendly life has gained momentum this past year. Ideally we should be doing as much as we can individually so that collectively we can really make a positive difference. So here are some ideas on how you can be more eco-friendly at home.
Avoid Wasting Food
Since water and many other resources are needed to grow our food, food waste contributes to damaging the environment. Plan your meals so that you can minimize the amount of food that you end up throwing away. Try to really think about how much you realistically need to buy, and cook so that you can actively reduce your food waste each week.
Use Shampoo And Soap Bars
Your everyday toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel can be bought in soap form. So instead of automatically reaching for shampoo and conditioner in plastic bottle form, try buying non plastic options in the form of soap bars.
They will last you a lot longer and are much kinder to the environment without all the plastic packaging. And bonus points if you find palm oil free options!
Install Solar Panels on Your Roof
Solar panels are a great way to utilize our natural resources and power your home in a more environmentally friendly way. Finding the best solar installation company will help you to speak to qualified professionals and enable you to make a positive change to your home that can benefit the environment by being more eco-friendly.
Swap Traditional Light Bulbs for Energy Saving Alternatives
It is really easy to make small changes at home such as installing energy saving light bulbs in your light fixtures and fittings. They work just as well as traditional light bulbs but are a lot kinder to the environment. Since they could also help you save money on your heating bills, what is not to like about them?
Change Your Fashion Habits
Opting for more sustainable fashion trends is a small change that can make a big impact. That is because many fabrics contain plastic microfibers that are released into seas and oceans when the garments are laundered. But clothes that are made from eco-friendly fabrics don’t contain these plastics, making them much kinder to the environment.
Overall you can certainly make small positive changes at home to consciously lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle that will benefit both you and the planet.
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