More and more people are making a move to green homes and lifestyles. Not only is it the cool thing to do, but it’s also the best thing that you can do for the environment. You may not be able to change the whole world, but you can do your part to change your portion of it. Whether it’s incorporating plants into your décor or learning how to shop at thrift stores, any step you make toward a greener life is a step in the right direction. It doesn’t matter if you’re living in the New York City, Alberta or even Sydney, there are things you can do to go green.
Incorporate Living Things
Using plants as a part of your home décor is a great way to incorporate some life into your home. The great thing about plants is that they can remove toxins in the air and completely freshen up the room. You can also make one plant into several by breaking it up into smaller portions. This makes one purchase go a long way, which is a very green thing to do.
Make Energy Efficient Steps
Try to make your home more energy efficient by putting energy efficient bulbs throughout your home. You can even invest in solar panels for a more powerful green initiative in the home. While this will be an investment, it will pay off in the long run. Places like Alberta Energy Providers can help as you plan to fill your home with energy efficient options.
Save Your Glassware
When you get jam, marinara sauce or any similar jarred item, save those glass jars for reuse other places throughout your home. Nice jars are always handy. They can be used as storage containers, pots for plants or even as nice pieces of décor. When you use glass as your storage containers for food, you’re making large steps in your home’s green initiative. Not only are you repurposing something, but glass is a much more environmentally friendly choice over plastic.
Frequent Your Local Thrift Store
Along the same vein of repurposing items, visiting your local thrift store for furniture or pieces of décor are great ways to putting life back into previously used items. There’s nothing truer than the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” You’d be amazed by the things that you can find and repurpose from your local thrift store.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Ultimately, making a green home comes down to learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle. As you reduce your carbon footprint by de-cluttering your home and using energy efficient electrical options, you are making your home greener and the environment better. As you reuse glass jars and repurpose things from your local thrift store, you are helping extend the life of useful items. And by implementing all these things, you’re recycling usefulness and trashing the stigma that some may want to put on living in a green home.
It’s time to make the move to a green home. Start implementing some of these tips today. Once you one part working, start putting another practice into place. You don’t have to do it all at once. A little here and a little there will get you living in a eco-friendly home in no time.