9 Eco-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home Greener


If you want to make the world a better place for your children and their children’s children, then why not start at home? Most things begin at home in any way, right?

Here are some ideas on how you can pitch in to make the world a better place, one green ecological step at a time.

Replace Light Bulbs

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Nowadays, the incandescent light bulb is the most common one in most homes. However, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) won’t just save you some money, but they will also save energy and make a difference in your home’s overall energy output. Furthermore, these lightbulbs also have a longer lifespan than incandescent ones, so it’ll be less of a hassle as you won’t need to change them as regularly.

Choose Energy Efficient Appliances

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When replacing your refrigerator or microwave or whatever appliance you are swapping out, be mindful about choosing appliances that have energy-efficient certifications. You can even check with your electricity provider if they offer incentives for using more energy-efficient appliances in your home.

Reduce Water Consumption

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A simple way to reduce water usage is by adding aerators on your faucets and low-flow shower heads to your shower heads. In your garden, you may opt to plant only native vegetation as they generally require far less water, as well as fertilizer and pesticide (so doing this has bonus points for saving money)! You could also use your dishwater to water your outdoor areas if you wash your dishes by hand.

Choose Composting

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Food waste that wounds up in landfills produces a lot of the greenhouse gas methane. To cut on this part of your carbon footprint, you could ensure that you dispose of your food trash, minus the meat and bones, in your backyard. The nice thing about this method is that you can create your compost pile or even worm bin, which could both up the lushness of your garden.

Prevent Air Leaks

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Not only will preventing air leaks trim some money off of your utility bills, but it’ll also prevent warm and cool air from escaping and thereby keep your indoor temperatures more moderated in winter and summer months. It’s as simple as plugging caulk around windows and weather stripping around your doors, which should prevent the air from escaping.


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Recycling is a no-brainer when it comes to reducing our overall carbon footprints. The funny part is that almost everything we go through can be recycled, yet only a portion of households actually follow through with it. The best way to start is to incorporate separate bins that host different types of recyclable material. You could have separate bins for paper, glass, metal, compost, plastic bottles, and whichever other materials you may recycle in your home.

Turn Off The Lights

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One of the best ways to conserve energy is to simply turn off the lights. A lot of households will burn lights, even when nobody is in that particular room. The same goes for electric appliances like televisions. This won’t only reduce your household’s energy output, but you’ll also be saving some dollars on your monthly energy bill.

Skip the Dryer

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By simply skipping the dryer and air drying your clean washing, you can save quite a lot of energy since the dryer uses a lot of energy to dry clothes. You can also wash your clothes in cold water, and this won’t only save energy but also make your clothes last longer.

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One could say that bathrooms are equal parts utility and sanctuary. Essentially, they’re the place where you can light a candle and wind down from a long day, but at the same time, it’s the exact spot where most of your grooming and getting ready for your day (or bed) happens. In terms of aesthetics, we do want our bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene, but, at the same time, they need to be functional.

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The home design trends that are so popular today will be out of style tomorrow. The “in” styles usually start at the designer level before trickling down to the public. It’s helpful to look ahead at the next trends when having work done for your home. What’s in today among the public may already be on its way out and no longer be used by designers.

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Do you feel sometimes like all you ever do is clean up and put away clutter? No matter how big your space is, it seems like all of our “stuff” just takes over, making it harder and harder to have a clean and tidy space.

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