Are you looking for ways to become more eco-friendly around the house? Do you want to help protect the environment but think that it is a difficult and time-consuming process? Many people tend to think this way. They want to help the environment but either don’t know how or think that it will be a lot of work. The fact is, taking care of our Earth is a lot of work, but it isn’t impossible and anyone can do it just by making small changes to the way we live.
Here at Reverie Farms and Soaps, we believe that if we all work together to become more sustainable and eco-friendly, we can help protect our planet and keep it healthy for future generations to come. To do this, we have created this handy guide that will give you some ways that you can be more eco-friendly around the house. These tips don’t take a lot of time or effort but affect the environment in a big way.
Switch your household cleaning products
By switching to green cleaning products, you can reduce the amounts of pesticides and chemicals you are exposing your family to.
Go vegetarian one day per week
By going vegetarian just one night every week, you can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere caused by raising livestock.
Buy sustainably-raised meat
Sustainably raised meat means that it is free range, non-hormone and non-antibiotic injected. It is better for you and usually tastes better as well.
Upgrade your home’s insulation
Upgrading your home’s insulation can reduce energy costs by up to 30% saving you money while helping you save the planet.
Don’t wear your shoes in the house
Wearing your shoes in the house allows all kinds of dirt, chemicals and waste to enter your home. Take them off at the door and have a cleaner home. Cleaner floors mean less vacuuming as well which equals money saved on energy costs.
Microwave glass, not plastic
When heating food in your microwave, use glass containers over plastic. Plastic containers, when used in the microwave, often release hormone disrupting compounds that are dangerous to our health.
Recycle or upcycle
Rather than throwing away certain household items, donate them to a recycling center or other organization that can upcycle them for resale.
The pans that you cook with could be dangerous to your health. Non-stick pans are convenient, but if the material is scraped into your food and ingested, it could be a health hazard.
Buy fragrance-free products
Fragrance-free products have less chemicals in them making them safer for your family and the environment. Look for products that are fragrance-free or that contain natural fragrance additives such as essential oils.
Avoid Bug Sprays and Pesticides
Controlling pests around the home can be as easy as keeping your home clean and using natural remedies such as mint and other botanicals around the outside of your home. There are also a wide range of green pest control products available.