Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Do you want to have an eco-friendly house to live in? Or you want to make your current house eco-friendly? There are some easy steps by which you can head up to a eco-friendly house. A house is always like a resource sink, all essentials of the people living there flow towards it. If essentials of home are dissipated, they will be useless unless someone arrange them in a proper useable way. The house has its own environment itself. If the environment is disturbed, nobody would be able to do work in form. There are some simple ways to make your home eco-friendly. You can do it by placing energy efficient windows, by gathering and arranging dissipated materials, by recycling garbage and food remaining. It just requires a little courage to do that. Once you are done, you will way better than before. It will completely change your lifestyle.
1. Get rid of the clutter
There is always some spread clutter in everyone’s house that is not used by anyone and eventually that is to be the part of garbage. There are even some useable things too. But you need to pay attention to that to filter the useable and not useable things from that clutter. The room which is bounded with that clutter, if you clean that then you can use that room for some other purpose. You may start a new business with that or may rent it up.
2. Swap disposables for reusable items
Some people prefer buying disposable goods. But this is a huge mistake. Firstly, it is wastage of money and secondly it creates more garbage and mess. You should prefer using re-cycle able. You can replace your paper bags with reusable cloth bags, washable cloths instead of cleaning papers, reusable or refillable bottles and store food in a box instead of Clingfilm. These things are eco-friendly and economic too. You will see a great change in budget as well and your savings will be increased.
3. Don’t waste food
Start thinking about the amount of food you waste daily and try to manage it. Cook only required amount of food or manage it in some other way. Because the leftover food we through into garbage goes into soil and then it creates methane and green gas which is not good for environment too. And in a situation where half of the world is starving we don’t have any logic to waste food. Save food, and save money too. Try to donate that saved money or start sharing your food with those who need it.
4. Make use of your waste
Try to avoid using the stuff that will become a part of dust bin after using them once. You should use the stuff which is useable again or can be transformed into something else. Wrapping papers can be used again, glass jars, tin packs etc. can be used for storing things like nuts or dry fruits. Or you can decorate them and use as pencil boxes. Never throw out your old clothes, put them in a bin and cut them in square shapes to use as cleaning cloth.
5. Recycle whatever is left
Everyone should have habit of recycling things. And you should teach these things to your younger siblings or children too. Recycling is a very good thing that is economical and eco-friendly too. Sort out different materials of metal, glass, paper and separate them and then recycle. Or just dump these materials into bins placed to collect recycling materials. There are also agencies and paper mart factories that pay for such materials.
6. Invest some in compost bin
To have long term results you should invest some money on buying compost bins for separate collection of waste on the basis of its type. You can get separate bins for kitchen, bathroom, garden, living room. It will also help you through sorting out the garbage for re-cycling factories or just to decide where to dump it. It will save money and time both.
7. Ditch the anti-toxic cleaning products
Today everyone knows that there are some bacteria which are toxic but other are very important for us. Some bacteria are even good to live in your kitchen near the hearth or sometimes in refrigerator too. So, you should avoid using anti-toxic sprays or surface cleaners because of the fact they kill all types of bacteria including the non-toxic ones too. Use anti-toxin cleaners only after chopping meat on the kitchen surface or use wooden board and clean only that. Use bicarbonate soda, lime or vinegar for cleaning.
8. Switch it off
None of the houses need all electrical equipment switched on all the time. Just take a round of house and switch off all extra appliances. It will not only save your money but also electricity of your country. Or try to install intelligent systems which detect when you need light, air conditioner, heating system of fans etc. if you are using solar panel etc. then try to use maximum equipment in daylight time to minimize loss of energy.
9. Turn off the tap
Try to avoid extra usage of water. Fill up buckets and use water form them instead of using from tap, because it may waste some amount of water. In clear days, when there is no dust or chemicals in the air you can save rainwater for domestic use. Fill up a cup of water while brushing your teeth so may water not lost. Use water in bucket for bathing, it will also save water.
10. Grow your own
Gardening is a very good hobby that saves your money and gives you pleasure as well. You can grow vegetables or fruits of your choice. It will save you from going to market and will save your time too. You can grow different types of flowers and can gift them to your guests and friends. It would be a great thing to do and you will feel the change in your home.
Everyone wants to save money and want to try some economical and time-saving ideas for their home. In the above article, there are ten best ways for an eco-friendly home are discussed. You can see and apply them in your daily life and then you will feel the good change.