5 Budget Friendly Must-Haves For A Greener Home

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Just because you want to live in sync with nature does not mean you suddenly re-do your home or change your routine. The best way to go about it is to incorporate small changes in your everyday life and home, which will help you transition with ease and also not make a big difference in your budget.

Today, I’ll share with you a few things you may like to include in your home, if you’re looking to make the switch from a regular to a greener lifestyle. These are easily available and do not cost much, and in fact, will help you save money in the long run.

1. The Traditional Water Pot (Matka) – That quintessential item that was part of almost all Indian households at one point of time and then went out of sight with the popularity of the refrigerator is back with a bang, mainly because of the fresh taste of the cool water. You can find them at the road side shops where any mud or clay items are sold, or on online sites such as Amazon. Not only will they save you electricity bills, they also do not produce any emission (refrigerator emissions are directly responsible for global warming) and are good for health too.

2. Bamboo Window Blinds – Bamboo is very durable and is a renewable product. It helps to keep the heat out of your home and bring down the temperature inside. Bamboo is also a fast growing plant, which means that using more bamboo based objects will not lead to a depletion of resources. They are available in a wide range of styles that will fit all budgets.

3. Natural Floor Cleaners – We told you how to make your own cleaning agents at home using natural ingredients. You can try out the DIYs at home or if you want, you could also buy them online or in certain wellness stores. Natural floor cleaners will keep your home feeling and smelling fresh and clean, without the use of any harsh chemicals.

4. LEDs – LEDs consume less power, have a very long life, are good for the environment, come in various shapes, sizes and color, and even though they may cost you more than the CFLs, they are more economical in the long run.

5. Low Flow Showerheads – Check out some low flow showerheads at any bathroom accessories store or plumbing or hardware store. These do not cost a lot and will easily fit in your budget. Regular showerheads use a lot of water that goes to waste, but when you install the low flow ones, you can save a lot of water, reducing waste, reducing the energy used to heat water if you want to take a warm bath and reducing your water bills too.

These are some of the easiest switches you can make at home when you want to convert to a greener lifestyle. You know I’m always hungry for more ideas, so get on the keyboard and tell me some of yours 🙂

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