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Green tips for an eco-friendly home

Families can do their part in reducing their carbon footprint by making changes at home to live in a more eco-friendly home with these green tips. Anyone who wants to live in a healthy, environmentally-friendly home can make some simple changes in different areas of the home to achieve this goal.

Green the Outside of the Home

Don't use gas mowers

There are things families can do to make the outside of their homes more eco-friendly.

Use a push mower instead of a gas-powered mower, because gas-powered mowers create pollution. Cut the grass with a push mower to help the environment and get a great workout.

Stop warming up the car before driving it, and choose safer antifreeze. Stop using the ethylene-glycol antifreeze that can be harmful to pets. Instead, choose antifreeze made from propylene glycol.

Environmentally-Friendly Kitchens

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Families can reduce their carbon footprint by making their kitchen eco-friendly. Always use green cleaning products that can be purchased at most grocery stores or families can make their own using household items.

Use glass containers instead of plastic. When reheating food, chemicals in the plastic break down and they’re absorbed in the food.

Make sure to clean the refrigerator coils every six months to ensure it runs efficiently, and only run the dishwasher when it’s full to save water and electricity. Start composting to reduce trash.

Use the compost to feed houseplants and a garden. Stop buying paper towels. Instead, get a few cute kitchen towels to use on a regular basis. Just pop them in the laundry with the other clothes each week to clean them.

Eco-Friendly Living Room Makeover

Eco-friendly home

Take a few steps towards an eco-friendly home starting with your living room. Use the drapes in the house to their full advantage. Close them at night during the winter to keep heat in and open the drapes on windows that get a lot of sunlight during the day to utilize free heat.

Buy LCD instead of plasma televisions to save money, electricity, and the amount of carbon that’s released while enjoying the television.

Use sustainable wood when building fires during the winter.

Promote Sustainable Living with a Green Bathroom

Bathroom

If a family has any leaky faucets, they should get them fixed as soon as possible, because one leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water each year and this isn’t conducive to an eco-friendly home.

Use green cleaning products when cleaning the bathroom, and use recycled glass jars to make the bathroom more organized. When a family is done with a jelly jar or pasta sauce jar, they can rinse it out and use them to hold cotton balls, bobby pins, and other bathroom items.

Use eco-friendly towels and recycled toilet paper.

Make the Bedroom Eco-Friendly

Bedroom

Turn off all lights when they’re not in use. Unplug all electronics, because they continue to drain energy when plugged in even if they are not on. Also, try to use eco-friendly paints to reduce pollution indoors and smog outside.

When buying new sheets, stick with ones made out of organic cotton or bamboo.

Families can reduce their carbon footprints by making simple changes in their kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms. Take one step at a time to live a more environmentally-friendly life.

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14 Comments

  • Sarah Howe

    February 1, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Some great tips here. I think remembering to switch lights off and unplugging things can make a huge difference. Also hanging out washing and not tumble drying when you can.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      I am FOREVER switching lights off in my house, my husband complains about lights on but the number of times I catch him leaving them on!!

  • motherhoodtherealdeal

    February 1, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    There are so many things you can do for a more environmentally friendly home. All the little things add up don’t they, and we do quite a lot of these things already but there’s always room for improvement.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      I completely agree, we can always find more ways to improve but as long as we keep trying that’s the important thing.

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    February 2, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Love this post! Anything that helps to promote a more eco friendly approach is always a good thing. some great tips here too xx

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      I’m pleased you enjoyed the post, my kids give me some great ideas, they are better than me sometimes x

  • Natasha Mairs – Serenity You

    February 2, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    I try to use eco friendly and green items as much as possible. And I always like to turn of lights and electrics when we are not using them

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      The lights are the ones that drive me mad, I feel like my whole house needs a PIR sensor!

  • Karen Legge

    February 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    I always get told off for leaving lights on. I’m trying to change my ways. There’s so much more I need to be doing though.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      It’s not easy to develop a new habit, I think you have to do something 30 days consecutively before your mind considers it to be ‘normal’.

  • Beth

    February 3, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Great tips… I’m definitely trying to live more eco friendly. As a large family though, it can be quite difficult.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      I agree, we are a family of 6 and it isn’t always easy.

  • Anosa

    February 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I am trying as much as to be more green and using eco-friendly products in my home.

    1. Sabina Green

      February 23, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      We have switched up all of our products for eco-friendly ones. There are so many things to think about.

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