“Go green” is a message we cannot escape in today’s world. With pollution and global warming on the rise, it’s time for us to all pull our socks up when it comes to saving the planet. Home is the best place to start. Making your house eco-friendlier is easier than you think, small changes go a long way when we act together. From the bedroom to the kitchen, here is a planet-friendly tip for every room in the house.
Splashing around, such fun! Though our water usage is not always great for the planet. If you love hot baths, try and be a little more mindful about how often you enjoy them. Showers tend to use less water, so save bath time for more of a treat. Watching how long you spend in the shower can also make a big difference, even reducing your shower time by five minutes can help the planet. You could also look to switch your beauty products and bath towels for eco-friendly options. While it’s important to keep clean, try and keep the planet clean in the process.
Why save the best to last? Your sleeping den is the most relaxing room in the house and with a few eco-friendly touches, you will be snoozing like a hero. Start with buying a bamboo memory foam pillow online. The natural wonder plant is the trending sustainable fabric of the 21st century, it grows up to 4 feet a day and its benefits don’t stop there. Bamboo can help keep you cool at night as it is temperature intuitive. It is also highly breathable, soft as silk, and hypo-allergenic so perfect for every sleepy head and great for the planet.
There is nothing better than hunkering down on the sofa in front of your standing fan after a long day, though relaxing will feel all the better knowing your lounge is eco-friendly. And going green in your living room is easy-peasy. Try switching your usual décor for some brilliant house plants. Indoor plants will not only give the planet a high-five they are known to make you healthier and happier. From lowering stress to boosting immunity, being a planet hero will keep you feeling awesome.
Next up the kitchen provides heaps of opportunities for transitioning to an eco-friendly lifestyle. Let’s start with what you put in the fridge, reducing your meat and dairy consumption is hailed as the single, biggest way you can help the planet. Going vegan does not need to happen overnight. Though try and aim for one or two meat-free nights a week and fill up on fresh fruit and veggies over-processed foods. A greener plate will have the planet shining brighter and you feeling lighter. Also, watch your water usage in the kitchen, try to make an effort not to leave taps running. If you tend to drink water from plastic bottles, a water filter is a great thing to get for the kitchen. Keep those morning cups of tea and afternoon coffees eco-friendly, they will be all the more refreshing!
If you, like many of us these days, are working from home, there are some simple ways to make your office a little more eco-friendly. First up, try and go paperless as much as possible, this will help save trees. An average organisation can save up to 48 trees a year on paper, so if your company isn’t already, try to spark some green inspiration. Book a team call and discuss ways you can move towards being more sustainable. Speaking of which, pop a recycling bin by your desk and recycle as much as possible. Share tips with friends and family to spread the love and encourage them to be planet heroes. The more environmentally conscious we are of our choices the greener the future.
Finally, a tip for every room of the house is to shop sustainably from your garden fence to the roof of your house. There are so many great brands now who have the planet at heart from production through to delivery. From delicious vegan chocolate to snuggly eco-friendly bedding, when you start to shop around you will find a whole world of beautiful products that are good for you and good for the planet. Supporting local businesses is a great place to start, so perhaps book a trip down to your closest farmer’s market this weekend! Welcome eco-friendly products into your home and embrace the life-changing journey of becoming a planet hero.
Trying to create a better world can feel overwhelming at times, though the good news is inspiration is everywhere. Making simple changes at home is a step in the right direction. Be inspired with these easy tips and remember, with an open heart and small changes, a greener, the healthier planet is within reach.