Home is where the heart is and the heart of life is good so let’s keep it that way. It can be overwhelming to step into a new lifestyle, especially if you are not all that familiar with it. That’s why we have created a place to share ideas on how to be more sustainable and conscious of our affect on the environment.
There are many simple ways you can be more sustainable at home, for instance, buying energy efficient appliances, using non-toxic cleaners, recycle etc. You don’t have to dish out thousands of dollars to have an eco-friendly home, you just have to know the little tricks that have a big impact. For a few easy tips, check out: Be More Sustainable
Look around the room, how many lights do you have on? How many of those lights are you actually using? If the number is the same, good job! If the number is not the same, get off the computer and turn them off! But don’t forgot to come back and read the rest of this article. Lighting alone makes up about 10% of the your power bill so next time you are leaving the room, be sure to hit that switch and save some money!
Water is one of those things many of us take for granted. Having running water is actually a luxury considering the amount of people on our planet that have limited access to potable water! Yet, we let the sink run with brushing our teeth, take long hot showers, and run the dishwasher of washing machine before its full. Being aware of all the times your water is running but no one is using it can make a big difference for the planet, as well as your wallet!
How is your yard looking? Do you ever feel like you can’t keep up with all the maintenance? Perhaps it’s time to consider a update in your landscape. It’s important to landscape your yard according to the climate that you live in. For example, if you live if Phoenix Arizona, it would not be wise to plant water-suckling grass all around your house. It’s be better to utilizes plants that are native to the area and that can weather the desert heat, lack of water and drastic temperature changes. Of course, this is different in each locations so be sure to do your research or hire an experience landscaper in your area.
One of my favorite ways to be more sustainable is in the bedroom. Most of us enjoy spending time in bed and the more extravagant our bed is the fancier we feel and the better we sleep. On average, we spend 30 years of our life sleeping, 30 years. While traditional mattresses are made with material that contain large amounts of chemicals that we are exposed to all night long, there are natural options that are better for our health and our style. Upgrade to a green mattress and take your bedroom to the next level! Learn more here: Why Organic Mattress
At the end of the day, there are so many options to bring more sustainability into the home. It is something we can all do together and super each other along the way. Share with us what you do to be more eco-friendly and be sure to subscribe for more great tips and ideas!