Feeling guilty that you haven’t gone green yet? Being more eco-friendly at home doesn’t have to turn into a headache. Here are a handful of super easy ideas (and one in-depth project) to take care of the environment from the comfort of your own home.
1. If you don’t love how dim CFL light bulbs can be, you don’t have to swap out all of your incandescent bulbs for them. Just choose a few lamps that you don’t use often or that you don’t need bright light from and replace just those bulbs.
2. Instead of going through a hundred plastic water bottles every week, install a filter on your sink and invest in two or three reusable bottles that you can regularly refill.
3. Cleanup spills and messes with cloth towels and save your paper towels for really serious messes. You’ll go through far fewer paper items if you make a habit of grabbing a bar towel for minor spills.
4. Get some natural sunlight into your home with skylights, cutting down on the unnatural light you have to use and, in turn, lowering your electricity bills. For more information, click here.
There’s no reason to feel guilty about not going green yet – nobody does everything in an eco-friendly way, after all! Making a few simple changes at home will ease your guilt and help you give back to the environment at the same time.