​Keeping Your Home Green

Summary - ​Below are a number of things you can do to green up your daily life at home.​

​10 Ways To Keep Your Home Green

  • 1
    ​Keep hot air and cool air in your home by keeping the blinds and curtains closed.
  • 2
    ​Turn off the water when you and your family are brushing your teeth.
  • 3
    ​Make sure to keep a collection of canvas or reusable plastic bags on hand to take to the grocery store. Keep a small collection in your car as well.​​​​
  • 4
    ​Make a trip to your local farmer's market. By buying local you are cutting down on greenhouse gases produced from transporting produce to your local stores.
  • 5
    ​Keep your fridge and freezer closed as much as possible. There are even refrigerators now that will beep when not properly closed.
  • 6
    ​Unplug and turn off power strips to appliances you are not using during the day and night. They use power even in stand-by mode.
  • 7
    ​Buy or make an air-drying rack for your backyard instead of using the dryer.
  • 8
    ​Make sure to use your recycle bin. If you do not have one provided by your local trash service create a bin and take the recyclables to a local processing plant. You can also compost your kitchen scraps and use the compost in your garden.
  • 9
    ​Check the seals on your windows to make sure you are keeping cold/hot air out of your home. Also check the seal on your refrigerator.
  • 10
    ​Turn off the lights when you leave a room. You can also install lights that will automatically turn off when movement stops in a room.

​There are many simple things we can do to help save the planet and save some green​ in your wallet.

By Michael Baum

​Published in:
Green Home ​​Improvement

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