How to Achieve More Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Home

Sustainable and eco-friendly homes are an important way to reduce our impact on the environment and protect natural resources. By making conscious choices about how we use energy, water, and materials in our homes, we can minimize our carbon footprint and reduce pollution. Additionally, living in a sustainable and eco-friendly home can provide health benefits by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants.


Nowadays, the topic of sustainability is a bit tricky in that a lot of people feel that you either have to do everything 100% or it doesn’t make sense at all. I’m of the opinion that every little step counts. And the more we talk about it, the better. Because it’s not easy to change all your habits overnight. But there are simple things that we can all incorporate into our lives and homes without a problem, and then just add more and more.

So how to achieve a more sustainable and eco-friendly home?

When you’re cold, (get) dressed! A tip that’s so simple, you may be tapping your forehead. But even a little thing like an extra layer instead of a heater can save you a lot of energy.

Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs. They’re up to 85% more energy efficient. Plus, they last up to 20 times longer, so you don’t have to change them as often. I’ve even gotten ones for my home that change the color and intensity of the light using a controller or special app.

When you leave the room, turn off the lights. You might be surprised how much energy this step saves you, while costing you almost no effort.


This step is also quite simple. Take a quick shower instead of a bath, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, collect rainwater in a barrel to water your plants, and only turn on the washing machine and dishwasher when it’s completely full. These are just a few little things that you can adjust a little in your daily life, but which also make a big difference.


We all know that a lot of ingredients are wasted when they are grown or in supermarkets. Reducing the amount of waste you produce is therefore one of the key ways to lead a sustainable life. Next time you go to the shops, try to plan your menu a little so you don’t buy too much and really only buy what you can eat. It’s also important to finish off leftovers and limit the amount of food you’d be throwing away unnecessarily.


Create a recycling space at home. Bins for at least paper, plastic and glass. Do some research on recycling so you do it right and you’ll see that it will come naturally in a few days!


If something breaks at home, fix it, if you don’t want something, send it on. If the item no longer makes you happy, maybe it would make someone else happy. Also use your own water bottles, or carry your own mug if you’re used to buying coffee every morning on your way to work. You’ll eliminate a lot of disposable cups, and nowadays, most coffee shops even offer various discounts for coffee you take away in your own cup. Similarly, if you go shopping, carry your own bags. They take up almost no space in your purse and save not only the plastic bag, but also money on each new bag.


By implementing these simple steps, you can make your home and life more sustainable and eco-friendly, while also reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the environment.


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