Do You Want To Go Green?
Going green seems to be the top of many lists heading into the new decade. Many people are trying to be more eco-friendly, and there is no better place to start than in your own home. And, if you’re considering selling your home this year, a green home may just increase your market value!
Today recycling should be as simple as possible; it can easily become second nature to your family. It’s a good idea to set aside a particular space for recycling and make sure the entire family uses it. Try purchasing products with easily recycled packaging, and also try to avoid containers that are made of combined materials (cardboard and plastic for example).
Ten Few Tips to be Eco-Friendly
1) Stay away from products that contains chemicals like petroleum, which take a big toll on the environment.
2) In the rooms of your home, use fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs can last up to four times longer and make less of an impact on the environment.
3) When decorating your home, use paints that have a low “volatile organic compound”, and don't produce harmful smells.
4) Weatherproof your doors and windows to keep out drafts and lower energy costs.
5) Clean your heating and cooling systems. The cleaner they are, the more energy efficient they are!
6) Use legitimate toxic disposal sites when disposing of old paint, chemicals and oil. Don’t put batteries, antifreeze, paint, motor oil or chemicals into your trash.
7) Plant trees when the weather allows. Trees are great for the environment!
8) Collect rain water, and use it to water your indoor plants. Chlorine in tap water may fade their color, and fresh rain water will also make plants more pest resistant and healthier.
9) Utilize natural light when you can. Keep your blinds and drapes open when during the day.
10) Take a canvas bags with you to the grocery store to cut down on wasted plastic and paper.