Try imagining an ideal world where all homes are solar-powered. Where you’ll be able to use all raindrops to water your garden even during sunny days or where you can turn your trash into fertilizer to grow plants! And did you know that this can be done and is totally possible? Sure, you can’t change your whole lifestyle to become full environment-friendly but there are ways on how you can make your home even greener to help the world and become a better person for nature.
Wondering how you can start? Try out these ten awesome cost-efficient ways you can make your home environment-friendly!
Here are my top seven ways on how you can start making a change for your environment today, with some of these costing nothing to do!
- Go Online, Goodbye Mail Lists!
Instead of going for paper newsletters that come in the mail, or even your utility bills, opt to receive it online instead. You’ll be surprised with how many pieces of paper you have lying around because of this junk mail or bills you won’t be using after payment. You’ll get to save a lot of paper, which can be put to better use! You also get to save trees, ink, and even lessen the exhaust emitted by planes and cars delivering your mail. All you need to do is to go online and unsubscribe from junk mail and receive online statements instead.
- Leave Shoes at the Door
Surprised that this simple thing helps? Well, taking off shoes before entering your home can actually help reduce toxins and pollutants from coming in your house. That’s because the shoes would bring in things unhealthy to inhale, such as antifreeze, fertilizers, or other allergens. Simply place your shoes on a shoe rack before you enter and you’re good to go. Plus, you save your home from countless of cleanings, which can also harm the environment if you use harmful chemicals.
- Go for LED or CFL Lights
If you would like to save on energy, then I recommend that you go for LED or CFL bulbs for your lights. Not only does it lessen the energy, but they are also longer-lasting so you won’t have to throw them in to a landfill for it to go to waste. Also, they emit less heat so you are able to lessen the A/C’s power during the summer, lessening energy!
- Get a Recycling Station
Fortunately, there are many cities and neighborhoods that will be able to collect recyclable items, as well as compostable waste. BUT, it’s best that you still have your own compost to make it easier to throw trash. I recommend that you acquaint yourself and your family on recycling and have separate bins at home.
- Fix the Leaks
Save on your water bill by finally fixing your leaks! While it may look like it isn’t a huge deal, you’ll be surprised to know that you may be wasting liters of water a day because of its continuous dropping! So it’s time to begin calling a plumber or fixing it yourself to save on water for your bills and the environment.
- Collect Rainwater
Besides fixing the leaks, you may want to begin collecting rainwater as well, which can be used for watering the plants. This is better than using sprinklers, which is a huge waste of water when you could have just been using rain that simply goes down to the sewage or roads. Either use a watering can or attach a hose to the pail to easily water the plants.
- Installing Solar Panels
This is probably one of the best (but expensive!) ways on how you can save energy and maybe even eliminate your utility bills! Yes, upfront costs are a lot but they can save you as much as that in the long run. And thankfully, there are tax rebate and incentives to help you get your money back! You save a ton of money making a wise investment.
Wrapping It Up
And there you have it! It doesn’t have to take thousands of dollars for you to make a change in the world or to save on your energy or water bills. With just a few changes in your lifestyle, you’ll be able to achieve a green home today.
I hope that this article on making your home green has helped you become more knowledgeable on what you can do to make a positive impact on this world. So don’t wait any longer and begin that change today, may it be something small such as turning your lights off, or having solar panels Brisbane help.
If you have any questions or would like to share your tips on ways to make your home green, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.