Top five green living tips
- 31 October 2021
- 3 min read
Making your home healthy and green can be easy with the following green living tips. With all the global warming, pollution, and excessive use of our natural resources, we all have to do our part to help keep our planet green and safe for future generations, of humans, animals and plants.
Some simple and inexpensive do it yourself green living tips are listed below. These tasks can dramatically save on energy and water, and make your home a healthier place to live. You can actually turn this into a fun project and involve your family. Your kids could even write a report about at school and your kids will be proud too. Healthy green living is for everyone and with a little effort you can improve your life and the health of your family.
Seal all the drafts in your windows and doors in your home
Inspect your windows and doors and look closely where the window frames and door frames meet the siding for any gaps. The older your home is, the more prone to gaps it will be. You may choose to install weatherstripping. You will need to choose the appropriate weatherstripping for your area and type of home. This tip could save you lots of money over time.
The water-saving devices
There are flow-control valves, flow restrictions, and aerators that be added to existing fixtures. If you have an older toilet, you can fill a plastic bottle with water and place it in the tank to reduce the volume of water. Do not use a brick, it could disintegrate and cause plumbing problems. Saving water helps us in water cost savings and is helping to use less of our planet’s resources.
Always have your refrigerator and freezer full and well-stocked
A half-empty refrigerator and freezer use more energy than a full one. If you do not have anything else to add to fill the space, fill plastic containers to fill the void. Do not leave the doors open, or just leave them open and gape at the contents for a few minutes.
Use cold water to wash your clothes
Cold water will do the job and use less energy, and there are many natural products out there that do the job. These natural products will be much more healthy for you and your family. Green living encompasses many aspects of our daily lives, even the daily chores in our lives.
Clean your home thoroughly and often
Use natural cleaning products or common household items. Vacuum, dust, clean your floors, and regularly change the filters on your heater, vacuum cleaner bags, dryer lint filter, and any other air purifiers systems you may have. The air you breathe in your home will have much less dust, dirt, and germs. It will also help with removing air-borne allergies and asthma. You will also have reduced odors in your home. A clean home is healthy and green.
Even if you use one tip from this article, it will be worth it. The world will be a little greener, healthier, and you will be a part of contributing to a healthy green life for yourself, your family, and everyone else. There will never be a better time than now to start going green.
A green living lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle, and the more green you put in your life, the better it is for our wonderful planet.