Green Living

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Story Highlights
  • 1. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • 2. Turn off the lights in unused rooms
  • 3. Let nature make your home warm
  • 4. Grow some plants indoors
  • 5. Minimize your bug spray

Green living or eco-friendly homes are getting quite popular these days. Perhaps because more and more people are starting to see the importance of taking care of our Mother Earth, or, perhaps for no other reason but to save a bit of money on monthly utility bills?!

The problem is that too many think that the ways to make your home greener tend to cost them a bundle of money in purchasing other (greener) equipment and would require making huge adjustments in their homes.

However, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

By just making some small adjustments in your home, you can do your part for the environment. It will not cost as much as what you might think.

Here are 5 easy ways to make your home greener without breaking the bank:

1. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs

People might not realize it, but by saving energy you are actually adding green living to your home!

And, you will have the benefit of paying less on your utility bills!

Most of us are already using compact fluorescent light bulbs in our homes as we know the benefits of these bulbs. However, if you are still using the old bulbs, you need to switch to the newer versions as soon as possible.

Bottom line: they last longer than the old bulks, they are eco-friendlier and in the end, you will actually save money.

Three simple reasons why you need to install these fluorescent light bulbs asap!

2. Turn off the lights in unused rooms

Another power-saving tip that is also ensuring that your home will be greener is to turn off the lights in the rooms that are unused.

You can even add automatic lights to the rooms. When you enter a room, the lights turn on, when you leave the room, the lights turn off – all the while ensuring that no electricity is used unnecessarily!

3. Let nature make your home warm

We are always keeping our blinds down and our curtains closed. Perhaps that’s more of a privacy issue than anything else.

Yet, if you’re hanging out in the colder parts of the house, you might want to open the curtains & blinds to get sunlight into the rooms.

Not only are you going to have a natural warm home, but you will add more green living to your home and save money!

With the summer heat, you can close those curtains and blinds again, and keep the sunlight out. This way, your home will be cool without switching on the aircon!

How about that – one of the easy-peasy ways to make your home greener!

4. Grow some plants indoors

Few people are adding green plants to their homes – where the #1 excuse seems to be the supposedly high maintenance involved in ensuring the plants are growing and looking nice.

However, there are a number of reasons why there should be at least one plant in each room!

Did you know that a greener room atmosphere is making people more calm and relaxed? Of course, getting fresh air into your home, without having to use expensive equipment that’s not eco-friendly, is a huge bonus.

There are plenty of plants that are easy to maintain, so there is no real reason why you should not add green to your home today!

5. Minimize your bug spray

This is another big one that’s hurting our environment: that darn bug spray that everyone is using to get rid of bugs during the summer is not only damaging to the environment, but it is also a danger to you and your children!

There are more effective, and much more greener ways to get rid of bugs!

No need to buy the poison sprays at supermarkets anymore – with a bit of online research, you will find a lot of more eco-friendly bug sprays around, which are a great natural way of getting rid of these pests without harming the ecosystem.

Closing thoughts

By using these simple ways to make your home greener,  you’re doing your bit for the environment, and you’ll undoubtedly save a buck or two doing it as well!

The small changes we’re making today can make a huge difference tomorrow!

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