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Making My Home Healthier and Greener

January 30, 2012

One of my New Year’s resolutions for this year was to make my home healthier and greener.  My family was all on board with this, especially my children, because they are learning all about "going green" in school.  We try and buy fresh fruit from the local markets whenever we can, we use recyclable bags instead of plastic ones, and we recycle our cans and paper goods weekly.  I decided to compile a list of ideas and tips to help me in my quest to go greener.  If you can think of any more, please write in and let me know!

Switch one of my appliances to an energy efficient one.  This is a perfect reason to get that new energy star dishwasher I’ve had my eye on!

Stop buying plastic disposable water bottles and opt for reusable ones.  Besides saving money, this is a great way to help the environment.  

Turn off the lights when leaving the room.  This will help cut down on the electric bill too!

Open the curtains and use natural sunlight as much as possible.

Turn off all computers, cell phones, ipods and ipads at night.  Unplug them from the wall as soon as they are done charging.  Also unplug unused appliances.

Reuse old computer printer paper as scrap paper.

Make my own natural homemade cleaners to clean the house with and share my recipes with others who want healthier, greener homes!

There are so many things we can do in our homes that help play a part in reducing landfill waste, cleaning the air, and preserving our environment. 

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