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Easy Wins for a More Eco Home


  • Simple Swaps for Big Impact: Small changes like using biodegradable garbage bags or indoor plants can significantly enhance your home’s eco-friendliness without much effort or cost.
  • Conservation Through Creativity: Fun strategies like limiting shower time to the length of three songs enjoyably encourage water conservation, blending sustainability with daily routines.
  • Embrace Reusables and Second-Hand Finds: Adopting reusable items like water bottles and exploring second-hand markets reduces waste and adds a unique flair to your lifestyle, proving eco-friendly choices can be stylish and practical.

Many homeowners feel guilty because, although we know it would be a good thing to make our homes greener, we just don’t feel like we have the time, money or energy to do anything about it.

The thing is, you don’t need much of any of those things to make your house more eco-friendly – there are lots of easy wins to be had, as you will see below.

Biodegradable Garbage Bags

Let’s start with something really basic. Your trash needs a ride to the landfill, but why let it hitchhike in something that’ll outlive you, your children, and your children’s children’s pet rocks? Biodegradable garbage bags are the eco-friendly resting place your leftovers deserve.

They break down faster than it takes for a piece of gum to lose its flavor, and they’re just as sturdy as their plastic counterparts. It’s a small change with big impact, kind of like swapping out your lightbulbs, but less electrifying.

The Power of Plants

Indoor plants are the perfect way to test your nurturing skills without the commitment of a pet rock, and they also clean the air. It’s like having a team of tiny, leafy janitors who work 24/7, asking for nothing but a sip of water and a bit of sunlight in return.

Plus, they make your home look like a page out of an interior design magazine if a tree edited that magazine.

Shower Songs LimitShower Songs Limit

We all fancy ourselves as the next shower-singing sensation, but those lengthy solos are a waterwaster’s dream gig. Here’s a fun hack: limit your showers to the length of three of your favorite songs. Not only will you save water, but you’ll also have a built-in timer to perfect your performance for the next family gathering. Who said saving the planet couldn’t have a soundtrack?

Meatless Mondays (Or Any Day)

Reducing meat consumption can have a huge impact on your carbon footprint. You don’t have to go full vegan—unless you want to—but dedicating at least one day a week to plant-based meals can be like giving the Earth a big ol’ hug. Plus, it’s a chance to expand your culinary horizons. Who knew lentils could be so versatile? The lentils knew, that’s who.

The Reusable Bottle Revolution

If you’re still buying bottled water, it’s time to step into the 21st century, my friend. Get yourself a snazzy reusable water bottle and fill ‘er up! Not only will you save money in the long run, but you’ll also save the oceans from becoming an episode of “Plastic Shore.” Plus, with all the designs out there, your water bottle can double as a fashion statement. Hydration has never been so haute couture.

Second-Hand Savvy

Before you run out to buy that new [insert trendy item here], take a gander at second-hand options. Thrift stores, garage sales, and online marketplaces are treasure troves of gently used gems that are just waiting for a second chance at life. It’s like a fashion or home décor recycling program that rewards you with unique finds and bragging rights. “Oh, this old thing? Rescued it from the clutches of obscurity, I did.”

Eco doesn’t have be tough!

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Alla Levin

Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures.

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!

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