Five Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Home
Posted by Tristan Angelini on 18 October 2021
There’s never been a perfect time than now to make changes in our life. Last year, nobody saw the pandemic coming and the impact that it has on every single one of us can still be felt even to this day. Even after the pandemic is over, none of us will ever be the same again. We had to adjust in a big way, and how we view the world changed in an instant. Our own homes became both our sanctuary and our workplace, so it’s just natural that many are trying to find ways to make their place much more comfortable for them. Others are getting into the eco-friendly lifestyle to help the planet and live a safer environment.
What does eco-friendly mean?
Eco-friendly means earth-friendly. When you say you are a supporter of eco-friendly products, it means you use stuff that is not in any way harmful to the environment. Green living practices include conserving resources such as water and energy, plus using any product that does not contribute to pollution.
What does it mean by living in an eco-friendly home?
Becoming environmentally friendly is more than just supporting things that are not harmful to the environment. It has become a lifestyle for so many people. Those who are choosing to live like this are starting to get their homes to adapt to it.
How would you have an eco-friendly home? Here are some simple tips.
Change Your Cleaning Products
The simplest way to live an eco-friendly life is to start by choosing which products to use regularly such as detergents and other cleaning products. Some of these products contain harmful chemicals that could become dangerous to you and your family with prolonged exposure. There are plenty of eco-friendly, natural products that could be an alternative to your usual cleaning stuff such as baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, etc. Do some research to start off.
During the height of lockdowns and restrictions, people started to find ways to kill time. It really made staying in much more tolerable. Some found new passions like baking, some started growing plants. You cannot get more eco-friendly than starting a garden or even just buying small, indoor plants. Not only do they add personality to your space, but they also have amazing health benefits such as improving air quality, decreasing stress and anxiety, and improving one’s mood. If you’re not so much into plants, why not start your own herb garden? You get to have fresh herbs for your favorite dishes.
Install a Water Filter
One of the best ways to turn your home eco-friendly is to stop buying plastic water bottles and opt for a water filter instead. A water filter may be installed for a whole house or under the sink or even just for your faucet. Not only does a water filter keep your water clean, but it also saves time and money.
It’s easy to replace something you own if you have the funds, but there’s also that option to get creative and start a project you could do with your family. DIY projects are not only fun, but they also save a lot of money. For instance, you could change the overall look of your room of your kid’s room by just buying the materials and do it yourself instead. You can find inspiration online. Just make sure your plan it out well before proceeding.
While it’s easy to throw away stuff that we don’t like anymore, reusing it for a different purpose can be a smart move to reduce waste. For example, a shirt that you no longer like could be used as a cleaning rag, or glass bottles can also be used as drinking water containers for your refrigerator. Be creative to help the planet.
As an accredited member of Masterbuilders Green Living Program, Hillbrook Projects is all about sustainability and earth friendly materials. We do not just build. We are committed to helping our environment in any way we can.