Greener living spaces breed an atmosphere of positivity, freshness and overall well-being, helping us feel more relaxed. It makes for healthy living, and preserves precious natural resources. Some of the ways in which this can be achieved are:
Air purifying plants
A few plants here and there in the house make a world of difference. It adds an element of decor; a relaxed environment improves productivity and concentration.
Also, plants improve the quality of air and act as a good deodorizer. Indoor pollution puts health at risk. Having plants in the house can help to clear dangerous chemicals from fuels, clothing, upholstery, etc.
Switch to energy-efficient appliances
It is always a good idea to replace the older versions of home appliances and switch to eco labelled energy-efficient versions instead. They are effective in terms of energy cost savings, maintenance and are certainly less harmful to the environment. Low flow versions of appliances save on water heating prices as well as conserving water.
Switch off appliances when not in use
Keep appliances unplugged when not in use, such as computers and fax machines along with other electronic equipment. All the more necessary when we are travelling.
Natural cleaning methods
There are several nontoxic alternatives to cleaning products that are environmentally safe (baking soda, white vinegar, lemon and more). It is less damaging to health as the impact of potentially harmful chemicals is minimized.
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