Going Green in Your Home – Tips and Ideas

More and more people want to go green these days. There are many different ways you can go green in your own home and some of them are so simple you could start today. Many people are not taking full advantage of the opportunities that exist for them and others put off eco-friendly ideas because they think it’s too much trouble or too expensive to change.While some changes to green at home do come with a hefty price tag, there are many other things the average family can start doing right away to save the environment and to help save money at home.
Here are some ideas to keep in mind:o When you need new paint, use no or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint
o When re-sealing wood doors or floors, latex is pollution-free
o Recycle your trash and waste
o Don’t buy new when you can buy used
o When replacing appliances, get Energy-star rated appliances
o Use low-flow toilets, faucets, shower heads, etc.
o Avoid toxic cleaning chemicalsSwitching to a green frame of mind can make a big difference in your home, your life and the health and well-being of your family. It’s well worth it to make the change today. Even if you start with small things, you are making a difference, reducing your carbon footprint and giving our planet a better future.Many families also find that going green at home is a process of escalation. You may start off with small things like recycling paper and plastics and one day work your way up to full solar panels in your home. Never take for granted the things you do to go green at home. Every small choice makes a big difference.