7 Ways to Introduce Sustainability in Your Home, Starting With Your Bathroom

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There are several ways to increase the sustainability of one’s home, and seeing as it may be a daunting task, why not tackle one room at a time? If you’re reading this, then perhaps you can get started with your bathroom.

It is, after all, the part of your home where you kickstart almost every day and also the same spot where you wind down every evening after a long day. Here, we have listed some of how you can start introducing eco-friendly practices into your bathroom. It’s all about taking baby steps with these changes, so you don’t have to feel pressured to follow through with all of them.

Opt For Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper

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Everybody in America uses toilet paper every single day (or so we hope). This means that it’s probably the bathroom essential that gets replaced the most due to the demand. According to Greenpeace, Americans can save almost 400,000 trees every year if they opt for recycled toilet paper.

That’s a big difference that you’d be making to your carbon footprint if you just implemented the small change of opting for recycled toilet paper!

Reduce Water Usage

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The first step to reducing water usage is simply swapping baths for showers; and if you are already the kinda gal or guy who prefers showers, then perhaps you can try to reduce the time you take to have your shower. Another way to reduce water consumption is by installing a low-flow tap or toilet system.

Swap Disposables for Rewashables and Reusables

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Instead of using cotton wool that only has one application, why not go for washable and reusable bamboo pads?

Opt For Plastic Free Alternatives

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Nowadays, it’s a lot easier to get a plastic-free alternative for your toiletry items. Bamboo toothbrushes can replace plastic ones, shampoo bars can replace plastic shampoo bottles, and bamboo cotton buds can also replace plastic ones.

This is just the beginning of it, but there are so many ways you could swap your plastic items for alternatives that won’t damage the environment in the long run.

Opt for Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Your Bathroom

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If one takes a deep dive into the list of chemicals in common bathroom cleaning products, one might get a bit of a shock. They cannot be good or necessary, especially when we have so many DIY alternatives that are probably already sitting around in our homes, waiting to be used. For this, vinegar and baking soda may come in handy!

Invest In LED Light Bulbs

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LED light bulbs may have a high starting cost, but they will quickly pay themselves off since they can use up to 70% less energy!

Turn Down the Heat

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If your hot water is currently set at a temperature that requires you to run cold water while showering, then you could benefit from turning water temperature settings down a tad. This can save you money and reduce your overall energy usage over time!

12 Things People Don’t Realize Belong in the Fridge

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In our daily lives, we all rely on the trusty refrigerator to keep our food fresh and beverages cool. However, there are many items that people often overlook when it comes to refrigeration.

It’s not just about the groceries or leftovers; several surprising things actually belong in the fridge to maintain their quality and longevity.

12 Things People Don’t Realize Belong in the Fridge

12 Household Items You Can Throw Out Today (You Really Don’t Need Them)

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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.

The secret to a clean, orderly space is very simple: have fewer things around that take up space and force you to care for them. Here are 12 things you definitely can get rid of and won’t miss! (Or things you can avoid buying so you save money, too!)

12 Household Items You Can Throw Out Today (You Really Don’t Need Them)

8 Ways to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Rental

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It’s always a great idea to improve our living spaces. After all, most of us spend most of our time at home, so wouldn’t it be nice if the place you spend most of your time is nice? But how do we execute this effectively?

Here, we have summarised some of the easiest ways to upgrade your humble renting abode, and the best part is that it won’t even cost you a pretty penny.

8 Ways to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Rental

3 Outdated and Overdone Bathroom Design Trends That Are No Longer Trending

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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.

3 Outdated and Overdone Bathroom Design Trends That Are No Longer Trending

15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

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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.

15 Home Trends That We Wish Were Already Over

 

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