We’d all like to be a little greener and help the environment, right? But it can be hard to know where to start. So if you’re after a little inspiration of how to make your lifestyle and home more sustainable, read on!
Be Strict With Water
With sustainability, water isn’t something immediately springs to mind, but it can certainly contribute to being more eco-friendly. If you own a washing machine, dishwasher or both, try limiting the number of cycles you run on a daily or weekly basis. Utilize the space in these machines without causing them damage. Wash them on a more eco-friendly temperature, and spin cycle, so it uses less energy.
Brushing or shaving is also a common routine where you’ll often leave the tap running, and that can add up to a big waste of water over time. Make a conscious effort to turn off the tap when possible.
Install Solar Panels And/Or Insulate
Solar panels have become very popular over the last few years, with more and more households opting to have some form of solar panel on their property. They might be quite costly to begin with, but they can end up saving you lots of money in the long run on your energy bills. Either that or you could insulate your home if it hasn’t already been done. Stuffing your wall cavities and ceilings with insulation is ideal for keeping in the warmth so that you are using less heating in general. There is plenty of different options when it comes to insulation materials so do your research to find out which one is best for your budget.
Using Natural Products For Cleaning
Chemical-based cleaning products can be harmful and toxic to the environment. However, there are a lot of natural products in your kitchen cupboard that works just as well. White wine vinegar is great for cleaning glass and mirrors, and a combination of lemon and baking powder is great for cleaning brass objects.
You’ll also save a lot more financially and not to mention it’ll reduce the amount of plastic that you have to bin.
Invest In Quality
Quality products are always going to last longer than the cheaply made items that cost a fraction of the price. But investing in quality means that you’ll waste less and save money in the long run. For example, using sustainable and more durable materials are great. FSC certified wood is beneficial to the environment. What is fsc certified wood you ask? Well, it’s wood that’s been grown in an environmentally and socially beneficial area.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
The possibilities are endless if you recycle and with more and more of us recycling, we find there’s now more packaging that has been made with recycled materials. Have a separate bin bag or bin that helps motivate you to separate your rubbish. Aim to clear out a least one extra bag of recycling a week.
If everyone made at least one of these changes to their lifestyle, imagine the impact that could make on our planet? So start today for a better tomorrow!