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12 Things You Can Do At Home To Be More Sustainable

Do you care about the environment ? Many times we think that it is difficult to reduce our impact on nature.

But we are wrong, in our day to day there are a lot of things we can do to be more sustainable.

Today we are going to give you 12 very easy ideas to carry out in our home and in our daily life.

Leading a sustainable life costs much less than you think. Go for it!

Reflect your pantry

In the pantry you can surely improve a lot of things.

We start by buying products in bulk. More and more stores are selling products in bulk.

With this we manage to avoid the management of plastic waste.

There are many products that you can buy in bulk: fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts …

When you go shopping, buy only what you need. For that, it is very good to make the shopping list before going to the store and have the pantry very organized so that no product falls into oblivion.

Glass tuppers

It is very important not to waste food and for this, many times, we keep the leftovers in tuppers.

Use glass tuppers , they are much better for the environment since their recycling is 100% efficient, they are fully recovered and do not lose their integrity.

Plant a vegetable garden

If you do not have space for a garden, you can take advantage of any corner to put a pot with plants to cook such as basil or rosemary.

You can even create a vertical garden. You won’t need even land!

Eco friendly packaging

The most sustainable thing is that you try to buy food with the minimum possible packaging . Brands are becoming aware of this problem and are increasingly looking for solutions.Plastic-free packaging

Buy shampoo and bar soap , it is a great example of change for the environment.

Measure the water consumption

Not wasting water is a sustainable action that we always have in mind.

Take a shower instead of a bath, run the washing machine and dishwasher only when it’s full …

Reuse the water to water the plants!

Don’t buy single-use products

Avoid using disposable products : plates, glasses, cutlery, etc.

Replace them with tablecloths, plates and glasses made with washable or reusable materials .

A responsible wardrobe

Do you have a closet full of clothes that you don’t wear? Give it a new life!

You can sell it, donate it, and even fix it if it doesn’t fit you.

If you have to buy clothes, dare to go to second-hand stores. There are great clothes at a good price.

You go shopping with cloth bags

Bring your own cloth bags to go shopping and avoid plastic bags.

Ah! And don’t forget to bring a cloth glove or a cloth napkin to catch the fruit and vegetables, so you will avoid wearing plastic gloves.

Use energy saving lamps

The bulbs LE D are the best option to reduce energy consumption at home.

Do not abuse the heating or air conditioning

It is enough to regulate the heating temperature to around 20º in winter and air conditioning to 26º in summer.

One trick to maintaining the temperature is to lower the blinds.

Iron only when you have a lot of clothes

The iron is a household appliance that has a large energy consumption.

Therefore, you should iron only when you have several garments.

Take advantage of natural light

Open the blinds and enjoy the natural light whenever you can before turning on the light bulbs.

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Hello, I’m Rachel Collins. Until recently, I ran my own patchwork quilt business. Having retired from that I have turned my e-commerce site into this blog where I discuss business, home and garden and lifestyle topics for you to enjoy...

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