Green Maintenance Tips for Happy Home

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Taking part in saving the environment once meant recycling and buying organic greens. Still, today there is much more you can do if you want to aid saving the planet. There are many reasons why you should think about ‘going green’, such are global warming, pollution, endangered animal species, you name it… Not only that you will aid in the fight against natural disasters but you will also make healthy living conditions for your family by proving that human race is not selfish as it seems. The good thing about making your home green is that it does not require much money or time – just a good will.

Turn Off The Appliances You Don’t Use

Many people leave their TVs, computers and CD players turned on during the whole day even if they don’t use them all the time. Appliances on standby will demand some energy as well. For example, when in sleep mode, computer display uses 12 watts (10p per month). Printers use even more energy when on standby mode (6.4 watts) than when they are being used (6.1 watts). So, turning off the devices you don’t use will save us all some and energy and will help you save some money.

Choose Non-Toxic Cleaners

Most of the cleaners you can find today are not that eco-friendly and they aid in polluting the environment. You might want to replace those with some other brands which are non-toxic and biodegradable. You can find those in most of the natural grocery shops. If you cannot get one of these, you can still make home-made cleaner for your house by mixing baking soda with vinegar. This is a natural cleaner which is non-toxic but still very effective. That way you can aid in the fight against harmful toxic cleaners which create unhealthy living conditions.

Grow Plants

Plants are a natural way to fight some air pollutants that come out from your furniture, carpets and appliances. They will provide your home with more oxygen and make healthier living conditions for you and your family. Besides purifying the air, plants actually make the whole place spruce up. You can choose some flowers that do not require much maintenance if you do not have enough time to take care about them. If you are thinking about which plants you can get, you might want to consider palm trees, spider plants and Boston Ferns.

Start Your Own Organic Garden

If you have enough space in your backyard, growing a garden can be a great idea. Not only that you will increase the number of plants in the environment but you will also be able to grow organic vegetables. If you want to help the environment, choose some plants which will not require the use of toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Having a garden, especially if you live in a big city aids the nature since it reduces soil erosion and air pollution. So, check out some basic rules and start your own organic garden as soon as you can.

Seal And Cracks Or Gasps

Check your home for any cracks or gasps. If you have one of these, you are probably using much more energy when trying to warm up the place since there is place where cold air can creep in. This is not too complicated and anyone can do it. All you will need are some tools such as utility knife and a trowel. If the crack is bigger, you will have to do more and more tools will be required. If you do not have everything that you need, you can find any of the useful tools online. Fill in the cracks with surface filler and make sure that no cold air is getting in anymore.

If you have chosen to go green and help the environment these are the things you will want to do. Always think about the nature and try to find new ways you can aid in saving the planet.

 

Author Bio: Daniel enjoys simple DIY solutions. He uses every opportunity to share with others what he has learned. Recently, he found support from people from Gasweld, and together they are trying to present solutions which are both practical and eco-friendly.

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