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Some people ask why they should bother making their home more eco-friendly? After all, it can be a lot of work. The answer that I give them is simple, and it’s that if we don’t change the way we do things soon, it will be too late. In fact, that is why I have come up with this list of essential eco-friendly tactics for your home. Keep reading to find out what they are.
One simple way that you can make your home more eco-friendly is by dropping all the nasty and harsh chemical that you use to clean it. In fact, there are all sorts of things in commercially made cleaning products that are not only terrible for the environment when they find their way back into the water table but aren’t too great to have just hanging around the home either.
Happily, there is a simple solution to this issue and it to make your own DIY cleaning products. A task that isn’t actually as hard as it sounds. In fact, you can make such products by using thieves oil as a base. Something you can find out more about in the video below.
Use less energy
If you want your home to be more eco-friendly, one tactic that you can’t ignore is to reduce your energy consumption. Of course, this may be easier said than done, especially if you live in an old property that requires a fair bit of heating to keep it warm.
Don’t fret though, because there are heating options like these Illusion Fires that work on gas, which is the most economical fuel to use. In fac,t fires like these not only use less energy but also look great as well, so you won’t have to sacrifice style when making your home more eco-friendly either.
Next, if you want to institute some eco-friendly changes in your home, it’s a great idea to stop looking at items as being disposable. This relates to things that are actually designed to be used once and then thrown away such as baby wipes, food bags, and cotton wool pads, as well as items that should last longer but don’t for some reason.
In fact, when it comes to items that are designed to be disposable, you can replace these with washable and reusable products instead like bamboo cloths instead of baby wipes.
Of cours,e when it comes to minimising other types of waste, it’s all about repairing items by mending clothes, getting things fixed by professionals. If this isn’t possible use them for another purpose instead. Something that you can do by making drawers from a broken down dresser into wall shelves, for example.
Skip the plastic
Plastic is a material that you will likely find all over your home, because it’s cheap to manufacture, hardy and waterproof. Unfortunately, it’s also quite toxic for the environment, primarily because particular types can take hundreds of years to degrade, and pollute the environment around them as they do.
To that end, slowly replacing plastic items that you find in the home from food containers, to toothbrushes with products made from more environmentally friendly materials like glass and sustainably grown bamboo is the way forward. In fact, by doing so, you can make your home much more eco-friendly over the long term.