10 tips for a greener home

10 tips for a greener home

Turn off electronic devices that you are not using

Do not leave your electronic devices on while they are not in use. In this way you will save electricity and reduce your daily carbon emissions. Be sure to check that everything is off or unplugged before you go out, from the lights to the computer. If you dare to connect and disconnect your modem, while you are not at home, you will make a big difference.

Make your own compost

You don't need a lot of things to make your own compost. The preparation should only take your organic waste; soil prepared with branches, sawdust and pieces of wood, and a little water. Here we tell you the steps you must follow.

Don't buy the newspaper

In these times for almost everyone it is unnecessary to buy the newspaper. If you like to read the news in the morning, it is preferable to read it online. Some buy it for the fun of it, but it is a form of waste that you can avoid with a small sacrifice.

Leave the disposables behind

Try to carry a water bottle with you so you don't have to buy new ones when you're away from home. Also use your own takeaway coffee containers. In many cafes they discount the disposable from the price of your drink. You can also take reusable plastic containers to some restaurants or stores to order takeout.

Recycle the water

There are many times when you can recycle water. What you have to do is capture it correctly. Sewage definitely has to be treated in a specialized way and this may be out of your hands, but gray or soapy water can be reused to water plants, wash floors or the car. You can disconnect the hose that carries the water from your washing machine to the drain and install it so that it falls into drums inside your home, so that you can reuse that water when you need it. If you mop and don't run the water too much, you can use it again. Do not throw away the water that you use to boil vegetables or eggs, it can serve several times.

Recycle your items in good condition

Many of your personal items such as clothing, accessories, furniture, and books can be reused. If you no longer want them, donate them, exchange them or sell them. Another person can enjoy them a lot, you can acquire new objects in the same way and thus you will help to extend the life of these products.

Make your own cleaning products

You can make your own cleaning products, in an ecological, non-toxic and cheap way. You will stop spending a lot of money, you will pollute less and you will stop exposing yourself to chemicals that are toxic to you and your family.

Separate garbage properly

It is very important to properly separate your garbage so that the objects that make it up can continue their useful life. Organic waste can be composted. Recyclable inorganic can be turned into something else. Inorganic wastes of special handling such as electronic devices have to be separated with care, because some of its components can be very polluting for the subsoil and aquifers.

Buy big

It is better to buy a large package of the things you eat, such as packaged foods, than many small ones and produce more garbage. The less garbage you produce, the easier it will be to handle it. In addition, many times, when buying in bulk, you spend much less.

Invest in good quality things

Cheap is expensive, because it wears or breaks easily and you have to buy it again and you also produce much more waste than necessary. Better invest in good quality things, reducing your final expense and the pollution you generate.


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