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Our Favourite Top Tips for A Sustainable Home

Chapter 6: Sustainable Sanctuaries

Step into Chapter 6 of our Sustainable Lifestyle Series, where we explore the art of cultivating a green and eco-friendly home. Uncover practical tips and innovative ideas to turn your living space into a sustainable sanctuary. From reducing waste to embracing energy efficiency, join us on a journey to create a home that's not just stylish but also aligned with your commitment to a greener planet. Welcome to a world where sustainable living begins at home.

 

      1. Get a water-saving showerhead.
      2. Composting Indoors: Compost kitchen scraps by using a small compost bin with a charcoal filter. Indoor composting reduces food waste and provides nutrient-rich soil for plants.
      3. Decorate with Upcycled Furniture
      4. Use LED lighting or CFL bulbs instead of incandescent lighting: proven to last longer, which reduces the need to keep purchasing light bulbs.
      5. Put on an extra layer of clothing instead of turning on the heating.
      6. Eco-Friendly Linens: Choose bedding, towels, and tablecloths made from organic cotton or other sustainable materials. Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals and is biodegradable.
      7. Open up your blinds and use as much natural light as possible before switching on your light bulbs. You all get to enjoy some more sunshine 🙂
      8. Energy-Efficient Curtains: Use thermal curtains to conserve energy by insulating your home, reducing the need for heating and cooling.
      9. Put up a no junk mail sign on your letterbox to limit the amount of paper waste.
      10. Hand wash your clothes: particularly if you only have a few items to clean.
      11. Eco-Friendly Firewood: If you have a fireplace, choose sustainably sourced firewood or use eco-friendly alternatives like compressed sawdust logs.
      12. Grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables.
      13. Energy-Efficient Appliances: Choose energy-efficient appliances with the ENERGY STAR label, which can significantly reduce energy consumption.
      14. Use organic fertilisers.
      15. Purchase recycled toilet paper with plastic-free packaging.
      16. On the topic of toilets, use scrap paper, newspaper, or toilet paper to collect pet poo.
      17. Natural Air Fresheners: Instead of using chemical-laden air fresheners, opt for natural alternatives like essential oil diffusers, dried flowers, or simmering pots with citrus and herbs.
      18. Solar-Powered Outdoor Lights
      19. Plastic-Free Food Storage: Opt for glass, stainless steel, or silicone food containers instead of plastic ones. These alternatives are durable, reusable, and non-toxic.
      20. Hang your wet clothes on a drying line or rack instead of using a powered dryer.
      21. Reusable Dryer Balls: Swap dryer sheets with reusable wool dryer balls. They speed up drying time, reduce static, and eliminate the need for disposable sheets.
      22. Bamboo and Cork Flooring: Consider bamboo or cork flooring, as these materials are renewable and sustainable alternatives to traditional hardwood.
      23. Toxin-Free Cookware: Invest in non-toxic cookware made from stainless steel, cast iron, or ceramic. Avoid non-stick coatings containing harmful chemicals like PFOA.
      24. Turn off your lights when you leave a room.
      25. DIY Cleaning Products: Make your own natural cleaning products using simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. This reduces the use of harmful chemicals and plastic packaging.
      26. Turn off your devices at night, including your wifi box.
      27. Sustainable Insulation: Insulate your home with eco-friendly materials like sheep's wool, recycled denim, or cellulose insulation made from recycled paper.
      28. Start timing your showers.

 

By incorporating these frequently overlooked tips for a sustainable home and homeware, you can create a more environmentally friendly living space and contribute to a greener future for generations to come. Let's embrace sustainable living and make our homes a sanctuary of eco-consciousness.

 

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Chapter 7: Nurturing Sustainability in Parenthood

Join us as we delve into the realm of sustainable parenting. Discover a wealth of insights and practical tips aimed at cultivating a green and eco-conscious environment for your little ones. From eco-friendly products to mindful parenting practices, we guide you through making sustainable choices that not only resonate with your commitment to the planet but also create a nurturing haven for your family. Join us on this insightful journey as we explore how sustainable living seamlessly integrates into the heart of parenthood. Welcome to a chapter where the essence of sustainable living thrives within the joys and challenges of raising a family.

 

 

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