Right now, it’s important that we all do our bit to make our lives more eco-friendly. The effects of climate change are very visible in all walks of life, so there really is no wonder why so many homeowners are now looking to make some big changes in their home.
Some people worry that being a bit more environmentally friendly would be too expensive for them but, thankfully, that isn’t the case. There are plenty of changes that you can make that shouldn’t cost you too much cash. In fact, some of them might even help you to save more! Here are some of my favourite tips for being eco-friendly at home on a budget.
Eat Less Meat
One of the best things that we can all try is trying to reduce our meat intake. The farming industry produces a whole lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, so if we all cut down on meat, then we would be preventing a lot of emissions. To get started, why not try doing some meat-free Mondays? This is a great initiative that many celebs have got behind. If you aren’t too sure what you could cook, you’ll find some brilliant veggie recipes online.
Put Your Heating On A Timer
Something else that many homeowners are now starting to do is to use their boiler timer more regularly. Using the timer will allow you to schedule when your heating comes on and then turns off. This means that there is no risk of wasting energy by forgetting to turn the heating off when you go out! For an efficient heating schedule, set the timer so that it comes on first thing in the morning and then again in the evenings. You might even find that reducing your heating use this way really helps you save some cash!
Reduce Your Plastic Use
I’m sure that we are all guilty of using too much single-use plastic in our homes. This is not biodegradable and only contributes to a lot of waste on the planet. Rather than using disposable items, it is much better to find multi-use products instead. For instance, rather than buying a bottle of water a day, why not purchase a refillable metal bottle? Using beeswax wraps in the kitchen can also help you cut down on clingfilm, as that is non-recyclable.
Make Your Own Cleaning Products
Did you know that most shop-bought cleaning products contain a lot of toxins that are dangerous for wildlife? They can also be bad for the environment as well if they get into the water system. To make sure that you aren’t accidentally polluting with your cleaning, you should try making some of your own DIY cleaning products. Trust me, they work just as well!
There are so many things that we can start doing to help protect the world in which we live. These are just a few of the best tips for anyone living on a budget. Can you think of some other useful and practical ideas?