5 small ways to be more eco-friendly at home

Let’s look at some changes you can make to be more eco-friendly at home. These seemingly small suggestions can have big results.

5 small ways to be more eco-friendly at home

A GREENER AND ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE…

Whichever way you look at it Greta Thunberg has introduced us all into a greener, eco-friendly lifestyle, but with the seriousness of how the climate crisis is at the moment, we cannot ignore it.

Now the general public are becoming more and more aware and more partial to eco-friendly products, its only natural that companies have to work towards that way.

Of course, it is not just in the UK, countries like Germany have the highest rates of recycling in the world.

Fashion designers are now looking to diversify into more eco-friendly materials. There is so much to think about from food waste, renewable electricity, mobility and consumer electronics and much more. Lots of companies are starting to label themselves “eco-friendly”, but it’s knowing if they are “truly”, “eco-friendly”. Even McDonald’s has pledged to make all of its packaging environmentally sustainable by 2025.

On the website Conserve Future Energy Be Green. Stay Green, they list over 20 good reasons to go green to save our mother earth which includes, increasing the value of your home, improving your health and air quality, slowing down climate change to helping your local economy.

Over the last year here on Images of a Hygge Lifestyle I have written a number of post on eco-friendly products including “Going Greener the Hygge Way“, “Great Eco Swaps for a Greener Life“, “5 Ways to Reduce Plastic”, ” 8 Ways to go Eco at Christmas”,Three Great Eco Products to Change To“, “Enjoy your coffee the Eco-Friendly Way“, and most recently my “3 Favourite sites for sustainable Lifestyle Products” and “Cosy of with my choice of 3 of the best Eco-Friendly Candles”.

Most of the above have had many views so my plan is to move this blogImages of a Hygge Lifestyle” to include a lot more on “A Greener and more Eco-Friendly Lifestyle “. I will start covering more companies in the UK who are doing well with genuine eco-friendly and ethical products. So, if you are a new up and coming or already established company working towards a greener and eco-friendly lifestyle then I would love to hear from you.

GREEN CLEAN YOUR HOME…

The night’s are drawing in and we all just want to get cosy but the Covid-19 pandemic is still around us all so we need to keep our homes and clothes clean. At the same time we have all become even more aware over the last six months that we need to look after our planet and go green as much as possible.

Green Clean Your Home by Manfred Neuhold is a book on how we can clean everything without putting harmful chemicals down the drains, or breathe them indoors. It has 160 simple, natural-friendly recipes that work from stain removal to anti-mist window cleaners. You can even save money at the same time, and enjoy the creative satisfaction of making your own simple cleaning agents.

The chances are you will have most of these products already in your kitchen it’s just a case of mixing them. There are great pictures and recipes for everything including anti-flea carpet powder, fabric conditioner, scouring cream, toilet cleaner, floor polish, microwave cleaner, wine stain remover, lingeried handwash liquid, dishwasher powder ‘YES’ dishwasher powder, and lots lots more.

Not only does Austrian author Manfred Neuhold tell you what works, he explains in plain English WHY it works. Which means you can clean better. The recipes are easy to make and cleaned all surfaces around my home.

This book is bursting with ideas that will most definitely help towards saving this planet. We have become too used to buying our cleaning products ready made in small plastic bottles which we throw away when empty. Personally, if you do really want to help the planet then I would invest in some glass bottles with sprays and sticky labels so you can write on them clearly what is inside the bottle especially if you have some little ones around.

Green Clean Your Home by Manfred Neuhold is £12.73 and is available from Amazon and other good book stores.