Are you planning to shift from a wasteful lifestyle to an eco-friendly lifestyle? Well, that’s not difficult as it may sound! No doubt you may feel a little overwhelming at first. Those small changes will make a big difference in your overall life. Here are some tips to live in an eco-friendly environment.
Purchase Light Bulbs Wisely
If you are replacing bulbs in your home, buy eco-friendly and energy-efficient products. It’s better to invest in CFL bulbs as they use less power than incandescent light bulbs and also last longer. What’s more? CFL bulbs give more bright light than regular bulbs. You can also buy solar lamps to lighten your home or office.
In the world of digital technology, it’s easy to go paperless at home or office. Instead of using paper files, documents, and papers, keep a track of your activities on your mobile or laptop. This way, you will need less paper. This will eventually reduce the number of trees paper industry cut down to meet your paper needs.
Also, replace your paper rolls with cloths. No matter whether you are doing domestic cleaning or garden cleaning, use old t-shirts for the same. You can then collect these tees, wash them, and use them again.
Cut Down On Energy
Try to cut down energy usage at your home or office. Keep the lights off during the day. Let the natural light come in. Switch off the electrical items when they are not in use. Also, rely on energy-efficient devices. It is also important to use the right temperature for your air-conditioners, refrigerators, thermostats, etc. Further, you can dry your washed clothes in the open air rather than in the dryer. Also, only run the washer whenever there is a full load. Doing all these things will not just save energy but also lower your electricity bills.
Reduce Water Usage
If you want to live in an eco-friendly environment, you need to reduce water usage. Use less water for washing your clothes, washing the car, gardening, and even bathing. Invest in a low-flow showerhead. Also, get a water filter to save your money on bottled water. Don’t forget to use leftover bathwater for watering your plants, cleaning the dishes, etc. Remember not to waste water while washing dishes or brushing your teeth.
Set Up A Compost Bin
If you own a garden, it’s better to set up a compost bin you can use to create compost that’s not only effective but also cheap. Having your own compost will prevent you from buying expensive compost from the market. Owing a compost bin will also reduce the amount of waste at your home. This can personally benefit you while keeping the environment clean and happy.
Switch From Plastic To Canvas Bags
Enjoy an eco-friendly living by saying ‘no’ to plastic. Instead of plastic, use canvas bags. Canvas bags are not only a safe alternative to plastic bags but they are a lot more durable and studier. You can also hold more items in canvas bags. These bags are also reusable and in fact, last longer than you think.