Instead of tossing eggshells, fruit and veggie scraps, tea bags and coffee grounds in the trash, save them in a separate bin and start a compost pile. You’ll have less trash and richer soil!
Eliminate disposable items
Paper towels and paper napkins can be replaced by cloth equivalents to cut down on waste in the kitchen. Simply toss them in with your regular load of laundry for long-lasting, reusable alternatives.
Opt for natural
When it comes to surface cleaners and air fresheners, go for all-natural to cut down on the chemicals used in your home. You can even make your own using common household products.
Stock your fridge and freezer
Generally, a full refrigerator or freezer is more energy efficient than an empty one—the cold contents help contain the cold and the unit won’t have to work as hard to cool the empty space.
Buy in bulk
Purchasing food in bulk cuts down on packaging, saves money and can help reduce the number of grocery trips you take, saving gas. Just make sure the larger quantity doesn’t go to waste in your home.
Do dishes the smart way
To save water and energy, wash full loads of dishes and let them air dry instead of using the heat cycle.