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 Comments

Mayuri6 · September 21, 2018 at 9:47 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · September 21, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you, Mayuri, even it was a new discovery for me.

anitapratapsingh · September 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm

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 😊

    gleefulblogger · September 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Thank You Aunty.

Meenakshi J · September 24, 2018 at 7:33 am

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 · September 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    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.

Vasantha Vivek · September 24, 2018 at 7:26 pm

We prefer house plants, perfect lighting and organic things for our house. Good list, indeed!

☆ Novemberschild ☆ (@romspeaks) · September 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · September 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for your valuable comments.

Tina Basu · September 24, 2018 at 11:31 pm

I make my compost too – though its a little messy project but still you use up things

Paresh Godhwani · September 25, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Wood is used in the whole house not only in the furniture. And there is more pollution inside the house than outside. I agree with plants. Everyone should have plants at home.

    gleefulblogger · September 25, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks Paresh, that’s the reason idea is to use limited wood or reuse the old wood.

Nayantara Hegde · September 26, 2018 at 12:35 am

We also switched to LeD light. I really wish to start composting. But space is a major constraint in my house. I like the idea of buying recycled stuff

lifewithmypenguin · September 28, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Well said Dipika. Reusing, adding indoor plants and wooded furniture do take us closer to nature or stay eco-friendly.

nooranandchawla · October 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm

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!

Anita · October 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

Very nice points.
Sustainability is the mantra. Eco-friendly homes means happier residents.

Hema · October 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm

These are some very helpful tips. We often ignore the curcial points and blame about envoroenvir pollutoy .thanks for sharing it out.

Preety tiwari · October 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

What a delightful and easy ways to help the environment we all should contribute towards it

    gleefulblogger · October 2, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Thank You Preety for stopping by.

jhilmildsaha · October 2, 2018 at 4:38 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · October 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Thank You Jhilmil, glad you like these tips.

Gurjeet Chhabra · October 2, 2018 at 4:42 pm

great article, never thought In that way. now going to utilize kitchen compost and reuse wooden furniture to give a new look to house

    gleefulblogger · October 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Composting waste is the best and most affordable way in the future. Thank you for reading.

Deepa · October 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm

These are great tips to make your home Eco friendly. Plants are my favourite choice when it comes to make my house Eco friendly and green.

    gleefulblogger · October 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you, Dee glad you like it.

Mrinal Kiran · October 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm

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 · October 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm

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

Prerna Sinha · October 2, 2018 at 9:02 pm

My home and my life is all about loving the environment and staying eco friendly. These are some good tips.

    gleefulblogger · October 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I can relate to this Prerna, thanks for reading and sharing your views.

Blogsikka.com · October 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you Sneha for reading and sharing your views.

Snigdha · October 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Very nice ideas. House plant is a very nice idea to create a eco-friendly atmosphere.

Varsh · October 2, 2018 at 10:21 pm

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!

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    True Varsha, small efforts like these bring major changes.

Jhilmil Bhansali · October 2, 2018 at 10:50 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks Jhilmil, small efforts make big changes.

Nisha Malik · October 2, 2018 at 11:19 pm

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.

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Thank You Nisha, glad you find these interesting.

Roshni Parate · October 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

Wooden furniture is such a great idea. I love wooden interiors. This looks so classy as well as eco-friendly also. Love your other ideas as well.

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Same here Roshni, wooden furniture looks great. Thank You.

Tripti Charan · October 3, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Wow such amazing environment friendly tips and tricks. I love the idea of having indoor plants and flowers, it looks awesome.

    gleefulblogger · October 3, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you Tripti for reading

jina · October 10, 2018 at 5:55 pm

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….

    gleefulblogger · October 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Thank You Jina, glad you like it. I truly appreciate it.

Deepa jaisingh · October 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

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.

Ruchie · October 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

I really love house plants they are best friends and give positive environment

forbabynmommy · October 19, 2018 at 12:11 am

I am really happy I am able to add few from the list, with adding a plant and recycling things.

Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) · October 19, 2018 at 1:17 am

These are some great suggestions, Indoor plants is a great suggestion. would see if we can add more eco friendly stuff

lifewithmypenguin · October 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

As already said earlier adopting green ways in home makes our home more happier and lively

Kinshoo Agrawal · October 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Some really practical eco-friendly tips for home decor. I have been thinking of compost, thanks for reminding

Tina Basu · October 21, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Making your own compost is a great idea and I do that too for my garden. Eco friendly lifestyle is a great way of living

Anubhuti Seth · October 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

I am glad that when we shifted to our new house we moved to Led lights too. Though we do not make our own compost but yes do follow the rule of separating the trash.

Neha · October 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Helpful tips! I completely agree that making compost solves a lot of problems right from waste management to better gardening.

PrettyMummaSays · October 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm

I love the idea of house plants. I love having plants in the house and out in the balcony. The whiff of fresh air beats any kind of aphrodisiac.

bytetrails · January 25, 2019 at 10:49 pm

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.

Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) · January 26, 2019 at 12:24 pm

wooden furniture and plants can be easy and simple ways to add some greenery and making the home eco-friendly. Like your useful tips including the compost one

    gleefulblogger · January 26, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much, glad you liked the post.

Gurjeet Chhabra · January 26, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Great tip to make home eco-friendly. Started doing many tips and one query always in mind indoor plant is also the house of mosquitoes.

    gleefulblogger · January 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Not really, we have few indoor plants too and they don’t give any such stress. You have to keep the space and upper soil clean and dry.

lifewithmypenguin · January 26, 2019 at 6:48 pm

Having few green plant indoors soothes our soul . It adds beauty and is best way to stay eco-friendly too

Salma Shajahan · January 26, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Just started our days with few indoor plants they are a bliss for sure! When we are upset this plant watching will change our mood! Thanks for writing this

    gleefulblogger · January 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    You speak my mind, its true indoor plants are Sureshot mood enhancers.

Tina Basu · January 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm

I am making my own compost too. little less trash is always good. These are great ideas you have shared for an eco friendly home.

romagptasinha · January 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

Great pointers Dipika. I keep a lot of indoor plants to maintain indoor freshness buddy.

Blogsikka.com · January 26, 2019 at 9:29 pm

I too believe in minimal interior and upcycle the left over furniture so that we can give a fresh look

Snigdha · January 26, 2019 at 11:55 pm

These are some really great tips to make home eco-friendly.. Recently i have added few indoor plants into my home decoration to make it eco-friendly..

Neha Sharma · January 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

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!

Ruchie · January 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

I really loved all ideas but one which I also follow is house plants which not only makes look beautiful but also brings in positive vibes!!

momtasticworld · January 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm

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 🙂

jhilmildsaha · January 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

These are some amazing tips to make our homes look great without causing pollution, thanks for sharing

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