It can sometimes feel like we must buy more and think less in the modern age. Still, you can take many simple steps to have a more eco-friendly home. Check out these tips for making your household more sustainable.
Switch to Bamboo
Bamboo is completely bio-degradable and is a renewable resource. Everyday household objects like bamboo utensils can benefit your baby or toddler. They’re natural and free of dangerous artificial substances. Plastics are not only unsustainable, but they can also leach harmful chemicals into your child’s food. Ditch plastic dishware and opt for bamboo instead.
Ditch Single-Use Plastics
Whenever and wherever possible, opt out of single-use plastics. There are dozens of new green businesses opening every day to help you get rid of all your single-use plastics. Instead of tossing out your cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and even toothpaste every time they run out, you can choose products that leave less waste.
Change Your Lightbulbs
By now, it’s no secret that incandescent bulbs can be a drain on your power grid and energy bill. Switch all your bulbs to LEDs, and you’ll make your family home more sustainable. You may even save on your electricity.
You can receive nearly all your monthly bills and statements digitally. Even so, you may not have bothered to make the switch on your accounts. Count yourself in to receive your statements digitally, and you’ll save the hassle of paying bills at the mailbox.
When it comes to you and your children’s clothes, it can be a challenge to keep wardrobes up to date. Consider the stores you shop at and their production practices. Carefully choose where you buy your clothes and opt for more sustainable retailers.
With these simple tips for making your household more sustainable, you’ll help your family decrease its carbon footprint in style.