In today’s time and age, making your home, whether you own it or have it on rent, eco-friendly is no longer an option. It has become the need of the hour for everyone to create a sustainable and green living environment.
By making your home Eco-friendly, you will get the added benefit of reducing your living cost. Hence, the first thing to do, once you have finalized a rental home is to work towards making it environmentally friendly.
Here’s how you can do that:
Home appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators release chlorofluorocarbons, which is responsible for the depletion of our earth’s protective ozone layer. This is why it is recommended to use them smartly.
Have a look at some of the ways you can do this:
Apart from the refrigerator and air conditioners, you can put your other home appliances to smart use. For example, you can conserve energy by:
Lastly, don’t just power off your appliances. Unplug them from the socket when they are not in use.
When buying new household items, be a smart purchaser and don’t buy things that contain components, which pose a hazard to our environment. For example, some furniture stores offer Eco-friendly, plastic-free items. Prefer buying them to conserve the environment.
Adopt the same approach when buying other stuff. Also, keep a reusable carrying bag with you when you go for grocery shopping. This isn’t directly related to making your home Eco-friendly but has an impact on global warming.
Also, buy natural cleaning products. Not many people pay attention to the components a cleaning product has when buying it. Hence, they end up getting products that contain harmful chemicals. These chemicals get mixed with water and contaminate it. This issue can be resolved by opting for natural cleaning products. These are free from harmful toxins and chemicals and safe for the environment.
This is a must if you want to make your home Eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Surely, incandescent bulbs look enticing but always go for LEDs. They offer numerous benefits including:
No matter how small your place is, there is always some room for growing plants. If you can’t grow plants, get potted plants and place them in the balcony or any other place in your home. They will not only improve the aesthetic appeal of your home but make it Eco-friendly. Furthermore, placing different plants in your home will also add an element of freshness in your living space.
Important Note: Buy the right type (indoor or outdoor) of plant for your home, depending on the place you intend to keep it. Moreover, take proper care of the plant after getting it.
Lastly, adopt the practice of recycling. There’s no harm in using already-used products if they still offer utility. As a matter of fact, they can help to reduce your expenses.