April 14, 2022

Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day, on April 22nd, we have assembled some simple, easily-implemented tips to make your home more eco-friendly. Give them a try!


1. Swap your incandescent bulbs for LED.

While LED bulbs are more expensive upfront, they last significantly longer than incandescent bulbs, and help you save energy.


2. Use more rags, and fewer paper towels.

This tip can save you money too! Instead of using as many paper towels, find some rags or cut up some old t-shirts that can be washed and reused.


3. Try to air-dry clothes as often as possible.

Hanging up clothes on a clothing rack (or outside!) can help you save energy and make your clothes last longer.


4. Purchase and use power strips.

Some appliances can continue leaking small amounts of energy even when they are not in use. Power strips are an easy way to turn off these appliances quickly and spare the extra energy.


5. Water plants with collected rainwater.

Reducing water usage can be as simple as collecting rainwater during a storm. Whether you use a rainwater collection system or just some standard buckets, using rainwater to water plants is a great way to be more green.


6. Try using cloth napkins.

Skip the paper napkins, and just throw cloth napkins in the washing machine when dirty instead.


7. Be wary of the ingredients in your cleaning products.

We often think that more chemicals equates to a deeper clean, but we rarely consider what those chemicals may be doing to the environment. Consider switching to natural cleaners, or substituting ingredients like baking soda, lemon juice, or vinegar for bleaches and detergents.


8. Give composting a try!

Most kitchen scraps and food waste can be composted and used in the garden. Composting is a very cost-effective and environmentally friendly option to level up your garden while reducing food waste at the same time.