There are so many things we can do when it comes to practicing environmentally friendly habits in the home. From small everyday switches, to larger household changes, the options for helping to reduce landfill waste, cleaning the air and preserving the natural world around us are endless. Benefits to going green also far outweigh your immediate surroundings, you’ll be improving your health and it’s also kinder on your bank account. We’ve put together our top tips for making your home more eco-friendly so you can live life in your new Jindowie home, the green way!
Grow your own veggies
Save on food waste and your weekly grocery bill by growing your own vegetables at home. Homegrown, organic goodness tastes so much better, not to mention all the health benefits. Get started by visiting your local garden centre for assistance on what to plant. For bonus points, start a compost bin for all your food scraps!
Say goodbye to plastic
There are so many ways in which we can reduce our use of plastic in the home. From opting for reusable shopping bags, to repurposing glass jars and favouring eco-friendly food wrapping solutions over their plastic counterparts, you’re guaranteed to show the planet some love.
Go low tox
When shopping for home essentials such as body wash, shampoo and conditioner, handwash and house cleaning products, select options that are chemical and toxin free. Not only are you looking after your skin and health, but also ensuring that surfaces and the space you and your family live in are free from nasty chemicals. Luckily, there are a lot of great brands on the market these days, so you’ll be spoilt for choice in the supermarket aisles.
Become a water warrior
Did you know that showers make up almost 25% of total household water use? Try cutting your shower time by just 2 minutes, switch to a water efficient showerhead and collect cold water (to water the garden and houseplants) as you wait for the shower to heat up. You could be catching as much as 10 litres for every minute you are waiting for that hot shower! Reduce your water footprint even more by selecting water efficient appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.
Switch up your lightbulbs
How we light up our homes can have a big impact on the environment. The average incandescent bulb only turns between 5-10% of its consumed energy into light, while the rest goes out as heat. There are many ways that you can go green with lighting in your home that will not only help the planet but your bank account too. Switch regular bulbs for LEDs, which are 85% more energy efficient that traditional light bulbs but still produce the same amount of light. The initial cost is higher but last a lot longer, which will save you money in the long run!
Hit the pavement
Leave the car at home and get to know your new neighbourhood on foot by bike. Not only is it a great way to reduce your environmental impact but you can fit in your daily dose of 30 whilst exploring everything your new home at Jindowie has to offer. Close to the beach, cafes and parks – there are so many great things to discover.
Save paper by consolidating all your bills to digital. Simply contact all your service providers and opt to receive your bills and statement by email. Then take it to the next level by setting up all bill payments to online, you’re not only being kind to the planet but also saving yourself lots of time.
Bring the outdoors in
Make use of indoor plants which not only add ambience to your home, but also reduce toxins in the air, creating in a much healthier environment for you and your family. Head to your local garden centre to find out which plants have better air purification qualities and get ready to style up your home with some gorgeous greenery!
Does life at Jindowie fit the bill for you and your family? Contact either Debra or Lee for a chat today and find out how you can take advantage of affordable coastal living in an established community in Perth’s northern suburb of Yanchep.
Phone: 0414 940 724
Phone: 0403 060 129