Top 4 Small Steps for a Greener Home
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Published by TOP4 Team
Why should you aim for a greener home?
You've read the articles and the commentary. You've watched the reports and the documentaries. More importantly, you have experienced firsthand that global warming and climate change are real and pressing concerns for everyone.
But what are the steps you have taken to contribute to the cause of saving the environment?
A lot of people think that they cannot contribute enough to make a significant change. There are a few who feel that more radical steps are needed to be made by those who are in power. Others feel that going green can end up costing them more. And as silly as it may sound, there are those who fall into inaction because they think that taking action means living like a hippie.
These cannot be farther from the truth. In your own little way, you can contribute a lot to saving the Earth and allowing the future generations to enjoy the planet. And these small steps do not entail a massive shift in your lifestyle or additional expenses. Here are simple ways that allow you to achieve a greener home.
Use natural cleaners
While you may still require cleaning products which utilise harsher chemicals for tougher cleaning jobs, for your daily cleaning needs, you can swap the current products you are using for non-toxic household items. These can produce the same results at a cheaper cost.
Look for eco-friendly pest control companies
It may seem counterintuitive to keep and/or eliminate pests from your home but you can get rid of unwanted guests without harming the environment.
The key here is to find pest control companies that practise eco-friendly methods. This will allow you not only to contribute to a greater cause, but more importantly, to shield your family members against toxic chemicals. These are worth the extra cost.
If you are trying to bring costs down, there are several DIY natural pest control solutions that you can try.
If you do not have the funds to make the switch to more sustainable energy sources like solar energy, you can still go green at home by making a few minor changes. For instance, you can switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, unplug appliances that are not in use, and turn off the lights when nobody is in a room.
Learn more about your community's recycling program. At home, you can separate recyclable materials from the non-recyclable. When shopping, opt for products that use packaging that can be recycled.
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