We all are well aware of the risks, which the changing environment poses for our generations and us. But do you think we are actually interested in making the changes in our homes, which would contribute to the planet’s environment at large? It’s all about where our foremost interests are. We are constantly equipping our homes with numerous fancy gadgets with unlimited high-speed internet. Well, that’s not how it is going to work. Improvement needs sacrifice.
We attend conferences and seminars to discuss how we can improve Earth’s environment. And we join various social media platforms claiming to work on saving the Earth’s environment. But guess what! Everything starts at home. If the small unit that we call “home” is functioning healthily, only then we can expect improvement in the Earth’s environment too. Let’s talk about some effective tips to improve your home environment.
Cut Down on the Energy Consumption
Wasting energy carelessly is very easy. Keeping the thermostats to the max, leaving air conditioners or heating systems on while you are out all day, and leaving fans and light bulbs on may seem harmless to you. But when you talk about a healthy home environment, it all adds up. And it is definitely not contributing to improving the planet’s environment. So, be conscious about using your electronics and cut down on their use. It will also help you save on the electricity bills.
It would a good idea to:
- Switch the regular light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs.
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher when full.
- Look out for the “vampire” devices. The ones, which keep using energy when not in use. Some instances are TVs, microwaves, and printers.
Encourage Fresh Air Using Door and Windows
Have you ever given a thought to the fact that we are always breathing air coming out of the cooling or heating systems? While we are at home, our workplaces, or even shopping malls? The processed air coming out through many filters. To have a healthier environment at home, encourage breathing fresh air at some time of the day. When the weather is moderate, encourage your kids and family members to open up windows and doors. Spend time on the balcony if you have one.
When Not in Use, Turn Off Your Devices
Have you ever given a thought to how all these different rays and signals of our Smart TVs, Wi-Fis, gadget screens may affect us? We will probably know these effects when we grow old. Because they are only there for a few decades. However, this is common sense that excess of such rays can be bad. Make it a habit to put all the smartphones and tabs away when it’s time to have dinner or to go to bed. Preferably, turn them off while going to bed.
It’s also a good practice to fix screen time for your kids. Staring constantly into the gadget screens is not healthy for young kids. Encourage them to play outdoor sports.
Clean like the Grandparents Did
You may get rid of the garbage and waste. You must have hired a junk removal service as the level of cleanliness dictates in modern society. But you need to think more than just that. We really think the cleaning products are harsh and overzealous. And they are not good for the environment too.
- Try to choose natural products for cleaning. You don’t want to kill the good bacteria in your house.
- Trade cleaning cloths for paper towels.
- Try to keep all the cleaning products, which you have out of the water. You don’t want to affect marine life.
If you have plenty of space, you should grow your own veggies and fruits. Store-bought food is full of nasties. And you don’t want them in your house. By growing foods at home, you can help in replenishing the soil, and in the release of oxygen. Even if you don’t have a huge garden, you can grow several varieties of plants and berries in pots and containers.
Spend Time in the Garden
Having a well-maintained garden in your house is a great idea to provide a healthy space for your kids and family. Contact your Cox customer service and put a parental lock on the internet if you have to! Encourage your kids to spend time in the garden and breathe the fresh air. This practice will help you lower your stress levels and give your immune system some extra zing. Make the best use of your outdoor space. You can teach your kids about our environment in the outdoor space and their role in improving it.