As most of you must be aware of by now, the need to ‘go green’ is more critical than ever! Many of us choose to ignore what’s happening to our planet and how global warming is continually putting species and future generations at risk. But maybe if you knew just how easy it was to incorporate green products into your home and lead greener lives, you’d make some changes right away.
There are plenty of ways to reduce the ill-effects caused to our planet and yes, every household matters. You could do your part with these incredibly simple products and ways to make your home greener.
- Water Conservation
Saving water not only benefits the planet, but it also cuts down your water bill. It’s a win-win situation! To conserve water, we don’t mean you should bathe less frequently but instead, use smart ways to reduce the water flow from your faucets. This can be done by using low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. They can be purchased from a hardware store and don’t cost much. If you’re worried about the water pressure being hindered, you should know that the only thing these faucet attachments do is reduce the amount of water coming out while maintaining the pressure!
- Switch to Natural/Homemade Cleaners
There are dozens of eco-friendly cleaning products on the market that are just as effective as those chemicals you’ve been using for years. One simply needs to give them a try before discounting their effectiveness. What’s more, you can make your own natural cleaners for daily cleaning and be 100% satisfied with the results. If you do a little research, you’ll find plenty of uses for vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and other household products to clean various areas of your home.
- Bring in Some Planted Pots
Plants literally make your home greener! The benefits of houseplants are fantastic; from improved health and lesser air pollutants, to increased oxygen and cooler air, there are plenty of good reasons to get more potted plants into your home. Better air quality and a drop in temperature means less cleaning and dependence on air purifiers, while fans/ACs can run for shorter periods. Plants also have mental benefits and beautify your home.
- Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
When sunset comes around, lights are on in almost every room. One useful tip to conserve energy is to turn off a light when you leave the room, but there will always be a couple of light bulbs illuminating your home for hours before everyone goes to bed. This is why it’s important to have energy-saving light bulbs installed throughout your home such as LED bulbs. They use minimum power and can significantly reduce your monthly electricity bill.
- The Ultimate Eco Product – Solar Panels
This is a rather big investment but if you’re serious about going green at home, solar energy can do wonders for yourself and the environment. What’s more, you don’t have to power your entire house right away; you could start by investing in small solar panels that will power certain areas of your home. In the long run, solar energy will save you tons of money by cutting power costs.