Going green at home isn’t all that difficult. In fact, if you take some simple steps, you can turn most aspects of managing a home greener and more earth-friendly. Here are some simple ways to go green with home and kids and have a clean home naturally.
Go Green with Your Home Management Notebook
My home management binder or notebook is my life-saver and helps me plan menus, schedules, cleaning and organizing routines and so much more. Till very recently, I used a simple binder and sheets of paper to create my home management binder. However, then I had the chance to review Jessica Fisher’s Organizing Life as Mom eBook and it changed the way I managed home. The eBook is chock-full of tips and ideas to make life as mom and homemaker more peaceful and productive. But the best part is that it has fillable forms, so now I just fill in my menu plans, schedules and other important details and am done. No paper, no waste. All green and eco-friendly.
Green Your Cleaning Supplies
Green cleaning products can make cleaning home easier and safer. Plus, if you make your own eco-friendly cleaners, you’ll save money as well. Green cleaning supplies are safe, non-toxic and just as effective as commercial chemical-laden household cleaners are. Check out how to use vinegar, baking soda, lemons and salt to scrub, shine and clean every surface in the home easily.
Green Toys, Playthings, Clothes and Activities
Toys and playthings for kids made of plastics and other earth-unfriendly materials are not only harmful for the planet but also for your little one. The same is true for clothes made of synthetic materials or from pesticide-laden cotton. Buying natural, safe and eco-friendly toys and organic clothes ensures that your kids stay away from toxic chemicals and the planet stays healthy too. Encourage children to go green and indulge in fun eco-friendly activities with them on a regular basis. You’ll be amazed at how much they pick up and learn.
More Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Here are some more simple and easy ways to green your home and make a difference to the planet.
- Go green with laundry and line-dry your clothes.
- Turn off the lights and other electrical appliances when not in use.
- Use cloth bags and reusable wraps whenever possible.
- Recycle or reuse glass jars and other containers.
- Buy local, fresh produce instead of processed, packaged foods. Here are more tips on green grocery shopping.
- Walk more, drive less.
Taking small but determined steps to go green at home can help you and your family make a difference to the planet. So, go ahead and start the year right by going green with these simple and practical tips and ideas.
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