Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

Making your home eco-friendly

Making your home eco-friendly can seem like a daunting task, but there are lots of little things you can do to become that little bit greener in the home without it seeming like a huge lifestyle change.
Let’s start in the living room. As well as ensuring that your home is well insulated so that you’re able to use less energy heating it, you can look at things like your furniture. For example, is your sofa made using materials from sustainable sources? If not, you could look at hunting down a more eco-friendly version in the next sofa bed sale.
Moving on to the bedroom, you can look at your bed and ensure that, as with the sofa, you’re using furniture that originates from a sustainable source. Ensuring that you have plenty of warm covers for your bed in the winter should mean that you are able to spend less money and use less energy on the heating bills.
The bathroom and kitchen are two rooms in which a lot of waste often occurs, mainly with wasted water. Quick tips for saving water are to turn the tap off when you are cleaning your teeth (rather than leaving it running the whole time); filling the basin to wash your hands and face and to wash the dishes, instead of letting the tap run; and using water-saving gadgets such as shower timers and flush savers (you can often request these from your water company).
Then there are energy saving tips that can apply to every room in your home, such as turning lights off, shutting doors and turning electrical appliances off at the plug. We all know these tactics, but don’t always remember to apply them. They will make a real difference to your energy bills however, and of course they benefit the environment at the same time, so they’re well worth remembering!

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