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Make your home more sustainable and eco-friendly

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The health of the planet has to be taken into consideration. It is not enough just to have ecological concerns, it is also necessary to act, and you can start precisely with your home.

 

And the good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on it. In this article we want to give you some tips to make your home more sustainable, starting by changing some daily habits.

 

  1. Use energy-saving light bulbs

A good alternative are the LED light bulbs, which consume less energy and consequently save money in the long term.

 

  1. Make your own cleaning products

Cleaning products are made up of toxic substances such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). You can choose alternatives such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon to make homemade mixtures and leave your home clean.

 

  1. Have plants at home

Besides giving that decorative touch, the plants also improve air quality, so choose the right plant for your home.

 

  1. Choose solid shampoos

Becoming more sustainable can and should also include hygienic care. Solid shampoos not only help reduce plastic, but they are also longer lasting, more economical, and require less water to produce.

 

  1. Take advantage of natural light

During the day make the most of natural light to avoid turning on lights, such as to warm the parts and avoid turning on the heater.

 

  1. Unplug unused electronic appliances

In case you didn't know, by leaving electronic appliances plugged in all the time you are not only consuming energy, but also shortening their life span. A more sustainable solution is to unplug them when you go to sleep or are not at home.

 

  1. Invest in water saving solutions

To achieve a more sustainable home, invest in dual flush toilets. You can also put 1 or 2 bottles of water, with sand inside, inside your flush tank, and thus save up to 3 litters of water per flush.

 

  1. Don't use home appliances with a low load

You know what is not eco-friendly at all? Using the dishwasher or washing machine with only two or three things inside. It is much more environmentally friendly and sustainable to put the washing with several products at the same time, otherwise you are wasting water and energy.

 

  1. Have a small vegetable garden

You can create your own home garden, even just with those aromatic plants you use in your cooking. If you think you don't have the space for it, because you live in a place with a small space or no outdoor space, you are completely wrong. You can reuse those water bottles that were going to waste or even create a vertical vegetable garden, which take up little space.

 

  1. Make compost

Many organic garbage cannot be recycled, but they can be used as compost for your vegetable garden or plants, and in this way, they will grow stronger and healthier. You can reuse coffee grounds, fruit peels, or tea bags, among others.

 

  1. Use bamboo toothbrushes

The toothbrushes made of bamboo have appeared on the market, and they really are a great alternative to plastic. This is a much more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative.

 

  1. Don't flush waste down the toilet

Sometimes we forget the consequences of our actions. Do you know where the garbage that is flushed down the toilet ends up? Into the oceans! Consequently, many animals end up eating this garbage and this contributes to the death of species.

 

  1. Separate the garbage

To help the environment, separate the recyclable waste from the organic waste. The waste can have another purpose than a landfill, so start doing this separation.

 

  1. Reuse rainwater

A sustainable habit is to reuse rainwater. This water will be deposited in specific reservoirs, and then you can use it to wash outside spaces or to water. 

 

  1. Install solar panels

As we have said before, the sunlight is very advantageous. You can go further and install solar panels that will in turn transform solar energy into electric light. Although it is an investment, it will bring several benefits in the long run and helping you save energy.

 

Have you seen how most of these tips are simple to implement and help make your home more sustainable? Now that you know what you have to do, don't wait for tomorrow, and start changing your routine right now!



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