Eco-Friendly Habits To Start At Home

Want to help save the Earth? Begin at home.

Updated on April 19, 2019 21:04 pm

Stephanie Yee

Eco-Friendly Habits To Start At Home

Taking care of the environment doesn’t have to be expensive at all. It starts by making that big decision to shift to an eco-friendly approach at home and then follow through and do it.

Start saving the world with these simple eco-friendly habits you can employ at home:

1. Use both sides of the paper.

Unless you’re presenting that paper to your boss or a very important client, you should start the habit of using scratch papers at home. Less paper usage, more trees thriving in the ecosystem.

2. Unplug when not in use.

Plugged in appliance even when not in use can drain electricity. Save on more than 40 watts a day by unplugging the appliances you are not using. While it’s not that much, you can still save on your electricity bill by doing this.

3. Bring your own bag when you go shopping.

Stop using plastic bags when you go out and do the grocery. Have your own reusable shopping bags as well as containers so that you can avoid plastic waste. You can even create your own reusable food wrap!

4. Get yourself a reusable water bottle.

Aside from plastic bags, you must also stop buying plastic disposable bottles. Buy an inexpensive and BPA-free water bottle that you can use over and over again to refill and quench your thirst.

5. Cloth diapers are more practical.

Over 18 billion diapers are being used and disposed of each year. Since it is made of plastic, a single piece of diaper takes up a lot of years to decompose. Instead of using commercially-sold, plastic diapers, use cloth diapers for your tiny tot. A cloth diaper can be reused hundreds of times. You’ll just toss it into the laundry instead of the trash when you’re done.

6. Grow your own food.

Start your own herb garden at home. With DIY kits and easy gardening setup these days, you can already grow your own produce at home.

7. Let the light in.

Instead of splurging money on indoor lighting during the daytime, open your curtains and enjoy natural light and its many benefits!

8. Make your own household cleaners.

Baking soda, vinegar, lemon… These are just some of the essential things you need to have a squeaky clean home while protecting the world from toxins and harmful gases emitted by most chemicals. All you need is a little patience in concocting your very own safe and chemical-free household cleaners.

9. Don’t buy more food than you need.

Reduce your food waste by carefully planning a week’s worth of meal for your family. This way, not only can you save more bucks, you also eliminate wastes at home.

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