We all want to do our part to help the environment, but sometimes we don’t realize how much impact our small decisions have. So, before you go to the store to grab essentials, take a moment to consider some of the choices you could make that will make your home a bit more eco-friendly.
Microbial Drain Cleaner
We all keep drain cleaner on-hand for emergencies, but the next time your tub or sink is backing up, consider using a microbial alternative. These microbes will eat the biological matter causing the backup (likely food waste or hair), dissolving it into nothing overnight. Traditional drain cleaner will do the same, but the caustic chemicals can damage your pipes and they can cause further damage down the line.
If you like static-free clothes, but you don’t want the waste associated with dryer sheets, acquire some dryer balls. These plastic balls look a bit like spiky seed pods, but they help eliminate static and fluff your clothes with no waste. Best of all, though, you can use and reuse them over and over again.
Water Powered Clock
While water clocks have been around for centuries, none of them were digital until recently. These simple clocks have a water reservoir that you fill every few weeks to every few months and that’s all it takes to keep them running. If you want to be extra green, fill your clock with some of the water you let run while you’re waiting for your shower to warm up.
While we’ve had rechargeable batteries for a while, we tend to treat them like a fad. They’re in for a while, then they’re either too inconvenient or too expensive or too… whatever. Get a set, keep your charger ready, and be conscientious about using them. Especially if they’re just for little things, like your remotes, your game controllers, etc.
Solar Phone Charger
Most of us can’t afford to install solar panels on our roofs, even if we aren’t living in an apartment. However, you can get a solar phone charger to be sure that one of your most commonly used devices isn’t using power without drawing from the grid. Keep your charger with you and you’ll never run out of power as long as you can find a window.
These are just a few great things you should have in your home to make it a bit more eco-friendly. For more advice on how you can live a cleaner, greener life, simply contact us today!