Top 5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

August 6, 2018

Written by: Terry Stevens

Did you know that going green can give you mental and physical restoration, similar to going for a walk in nature?

Research shows that going green is good for you on many levels.

Would you like to have an eco friendly home? There are many ways you can change your house and adjust simple things to start your journey towards living greener.

If you have no time to clean your house and need assistance organising your home to make it more eco friendly, a cleaning company in Melbourne would be the best option.

Cleaning is one of the most important aspects of any home, ensuring hygiene and safety.

Here are five simple things you can do to make your home environmentally friendly and have fun while you’re at it!

1. Houseplants Help Purify Your Air

When you think of the air quality of your home, you may not think anything of it. Indoor air quality is actually something to be concerned about.

If you have scented candles or air fresheners, they all have chemicals and toxins that affect indoor air quality. These are seemingly innocent and may make your air smell fresh, but it isn’t helping you when you’re breathing.

Houseplants can help purify your air.

Why not go to your local greenhouse and pick up some succulents for your home? They are easy to maintain and bring freshness to the house.

2. Switch to LED Lights for an Eco-Friendly Home

Switching to more eco friendly products isn’t that difficult. All the lights in your home can be changed to LED bulbs. This will reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run.

Installing LED lights is expensive initially, but the benefits of having these lights will outweigh the startup costs.

Did you know that LED bulbs can last up to 20 times longer than a standard light bulb?

LED lights are a good choice if you want to save money and take tiny steps toward protecting the environment.

In the long run, this will help you and be a significant step towards making your home eco-friendly.

3. Use Cold Water When Washing Your Clothes

Did you know by setting your water setting to cold when washing your clothes, you can save money and help the earth?

Cold water will clean your clothes well. Don’t worry about that.

4. Grow Your Own Herbs

Something pretty and practical is growing your own indoor herb garden. You can also start an herb garden in planter boxes if you have a patio.

These will work fine if you have an accessible kitchen counter or a sunny windowsill.

Then you don’t have to drive to the store for your desired herb but instead snip it from your very own herb garden. Win-win!

5. Turn Down Your Water Heater

Turning down your residential water heater will save money and help make your home more eco friendly. Frequently our water heaters are set to a high level. Setting it to ten degrees cooler will still have warm showers but save a lot of energy.

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If you set up some house plants, choose LED light bulbs, wash your clothes with cold water, and turn down your water heater, you can significantly change your home.

Don’t forget about that herb garden!

Check out our services on house cleaning and deep spring cleaning. We also wrote an article about how to keep the house clean and environmentally friendly. Continue your journey with us!


About the author 

Terry Stevens

The owner and founder of Sparkle and Shine. He is a seasoned professional in the home services industry with a decade of experience. He is dedicated to providing top-notch services for residential and commercial properties and has a wealth of knowledge to share on topics such as tips, tricks, industry trends, and the importance of loving your space.