They say that true change starts at home – and when it comes to being eco-friendly, it’s a great starting point for you and your family to transition into a ‘greener’ lifestyle.
With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to make your home more environmentally friendly.
- Switch to a renewable energy source. One of the easiest ways in which you can make your home more eco-friendly is by switching to a renewable energy source – such as wind or solar power. For example, you could install solar panels on the roof of your home. Not only does this add value to your home, but it also means that you are taking great strides to care for the planet. It’s also a great way to save money on your bills – which is excellent news as the cost of living rises.
- Cut down on your meat consumption. There are many benefits associated with cutting down on your meat consumption. Not only is it great for those looking to live a lifestyle that is kind to animals, but it also means that you are being more eco-friendly as you are lessening the demand for meat-based products (which contribute to pollution).
- Decorate your home with plants. Bringing plants into your home is a great example of eco-friendly interior design. Not only does it look great, but studies also suggest that surrounding yourself with an abundance of plants can improve the quality of air within your home. They’re also useful when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety.
- Switch to an electric car. Whether you are planning your next family adventure or committing to and from work again, you can make your time behind the wheel more eco-friendly by buying an electric car. This is due to the fact that they are more energy-efficient than other cars, reducing the amount of pollution you produce when driving.
- Recycle, Recycle, Recycle. Most UK households (9 in 10) now recycle regularly, but it’s vital that you keep up with your recycling and teach your children to do the same. For example, you should make sure you know precisely which items can (and cannot) go into your recycling bin to avoid contaminating your waste. In addition to recycling, you might also want to set up a compost bin in your home – which is a great way to be more eco-friendly and can also help your garden flourish.
- Monitor your water usage. Monitoring your water usage is not only a great way to become more eco-friendly, but it will also help to you cut down on what is likely one of your most expensive bills. Thankfully, there are various ways in which you can monitor your water usage – for example, you can cut down the amount of time you spend in the shower to around ten minutes each time. You can also save water by ensuring that you do not turn on the dishwasher until it is full (and by making the most of the eco-friendly settings too).