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How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

Eco friendly homes – Few ideas to get your home Environment Friendly!

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In this day and age, more and more people are making an effort to go green. This is because, in order to preserve it, we must do what’s best for our planet and that implies finding alternative, non-harmful ways to get on with our daily lives. Of course, change starts at home, so it’s advisable to make your home environmentally friendly if you really want to make a difference. Thinking of ways to do this can be tiring because a person wouldn’t know where to start. Luckily, there are already several fail-proof ways to make your home greener.

Rethink wooden furniture

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Wooden furniture is rather common due to its practicality and style. That doesn’t always mean it’s good for nature, though. If you want to be more environmentally friendly, you should change the way you buy new furniture. You don’t need to necessarily avoid wooden furniture altogether, but you should definitely look at other options.

Another good idea is to buy the furniture from local shops. This is because the carbon footprint is smaller in this scenarios. On top of that, you’ll also be supporting local artisans. Furthermore, you could go for reclaimed wood. If that doesn’t really suit you, look into buying vintage furniture.

Make compost

Compost is an ideal way to cut down on your household waste. There are many types of composters, ideal for different households. Investing in one will come a long way and permanently make your house greener. We all know that one of the most important things a person can do to be environmentally friendly is to minimize the waste they produce.

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The composters come in big and small sizes so that you can keep them outside, inside, or even in your kitchen. It all depends on your preference. Compost is also beneficial for your garden, as it serves as a kind of natural fuel.

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Get some houseplants

The basic of any plant is that it soaks up the carbon-monoxide and produces oxygen. Not only is this beneficial for your health because you’ll get more fresh oxygen, but is also crucial for cleaning up air pollutants present in every household.

In fact, indoor plants are more of a necessity these days, all the while doubling their service as striking home décor. They’ll contribute to the interior of any house and make it much warmer. The best part is that there are a lot of different types of them so you can choose whatever goes best with your style and maintenance expectations.

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Pay attention to your lights

Electricity waste is one of the most common problems an average household faces. Normal light bulbs are simply not efficient enough, and they end up wasting more than contributing to the well-being of the household. That’s why it’s a good idea to switch to led light bulbs.

People often only replace the light bulbs they have inside their house. They seem to forget that outdoor lights are quite wasteful, though. That’s why investing in long-lasting outdoor led lighting is important to think about, too. It truly cuts down on electrical waste and that shows on your bills.

Buy recycled things

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Another way to cut down on waste and be an environmentally friendly household is to buy things that are recycled. This way, you avoid creating new waste entirely. Recycling is still the number one way to stay eco-friendly and has become much easier and more convenient in the past years.

Check the tags of the things you buy, as they will tell you everything about the item. Also, don’t give in to compulsive buying. There’s no need to buy anything you don’t need. Think of it as compiling unnecessary waste and undoing the hard work you’ve put into being eco-friendly.

Keep track of your water consumption

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As well as tracking your electricity usage and keeping it under control, you should watch your water consumption. One way to do this is to use rainwater for your gardening needs. We are usually unaware of just how much water we waste, and this is a simple way to change that.

As far as other things are concerned, changing your habits usually does the trick. Instead of bathing, shower, for example. Over time, you’ll really notice how much water you’ve saved with this simple trick.

Conclusion

All in all, making a home environmentally friendly doesn’t need to take up too much time and energy. The important thing is that you know what you’re after, and with these tips, you will. Having a green home is good for both you and the planet. These alternative ways are often beneficial in ways we haven’t thought possible. Of course, every new type of lifestyle needs some getting used to, but you can be sure that this is a change for the better.

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71 thoughts on “How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

  1. Mayuri6 says:

    House plants are the best, easiest and cheapest step to make a home eco-friendly. It’s surprising that very few people know that lights can contribute against being eco friendly too. Glad you shared that aspect.

  2. anitapratapsingh says:

    Main bhi electricity n paani ko shuru se hi bahut hisab se use karti hu, kabhi waste nahi hony deti aur ab flat me rehti hu to balcony me plants lagaye hain, ghar ki safai me bhi mostly namak k paani se poocha lahwati hu 😊

  3. Meenakshi J says:

    This article is an eye-opener and I am guilty of a couple of things,DP. I am yet to start with decomposing our kitchen refuse.Though, I do follow the rest of the suggested points!

    • gleefulblogger says:

      Trust me Meenu, I am guilty of many! But as tenants, we do not have the option to alter so. Hence just waiting for the right things to move and progress.

  4. ☆ Novemberschild ☆ (@romspeaks) says:

    In the last decade, eco products have become all the rage as people make an effort to be kinder to the environment, as well as their wallets. Some folk however, aren’t happy to stop at solar panels on their roofs, or a hybrid car. Instead they’ve pulled out all the punches in the name of eco living and built some truly innovative houses, which are entirely, or mainly, made out of natural and eco-friendly materials. The possibilities in what you can use to make a house are endless. Wood and stone are obvious examples, but recycled glass bottles and car tires are also great for insulation.

  5. nooranandchawla says:

    Thank you for these useful tips! Another important thing I can think of is to separate our bio-degradable trash from our regular trash. Turning green is a mindset, which we all need to adopt!

  6. jhilmildsaha says:

    Very nice ideas. Its very important to pay attention to these small things while redoing or arranging our house to make it more environment friendly.

  7. Mrinal Kiran says:

    Most people don’t like recycling or 2nd hand products due to status and ego issues! I believe if you happily start accepting and buying such things, waste will decrease! Lovely post!

    • gleefulblogger says:

      I agree Mrinal, but actually now sustainable furniture and recycled products have many takers. Still a long way to gi I think.

  8. Blogsikka.com says:

    My mom is a big follower planting and compost and environmental free products she loves to gather such things. And I am definitely recommending this to her and helping with such things as ur blog boosted me too.

  9. Varsh says:

    Great tips, Dipika. Using electricity and water properly is something we must teach our kids too. Home plants are a great way to enhance home decor and being eco-friendly!

  10. Jhilmil Bhansali says:

    Those are some great ideas. Kids need to learn the importance of small things . Recycling is one of the activity I’m trying to focus on a small level. Home plants are also a great option for home decor.

  11. Nisha Malik says:

    Green homes have a different vibe. They not only present safe environment for all but also look beautiful. Recycling and saving electricity is one of the basic step that brings green home ideaology closer.

  12. jina says:

    Your recently work was really good, and this is also amazing. I like it and I’ll share it with my friends soon. They are also our art group members so they will also love these things….

  13. Deepa jaisingh says:

    Actually me too. I support a better environment for our future generation by using less single use plastic, using indoor plants, supporting small businesses. Good to know your thoughts.

  14. bytetrails says:

    Adding greenery to the house is one of the most simple and doable things to do. I have so many times thought of making compost at home, guess I should start now; not that difficult after all.

  15. Neha Sharma says:

    Great tips to go Eco-friendly with home decor. I find placing house plants in various corners of the house as one of the best ways to revamp the whole place. Now, I am working on preparing our own compost. Great post, Dipika!

  16. momtasticworld says:

    We have started making compost from last month for our plants and hope this would be successful attempt towards environment as well as on our pocket. We love wooden furniture and often buy it from local market 🙂

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