It’s almost Earth Day! Although there are many ways one can address sustainability, we believe that a great place to start is within your home. That is because certain household habits and items are a part of our day to day life. With that being said, here is how to make your home more sustainable:

Utilize a Compost Bin 

Adding a compost bin for your kitchen scraps is such a simple way to incorporate sustainability. Through composting you are able to help keep waste out of our landfills while creating a nutritious additive for gardening. 

Switch from Toxic to Natural Cleaning Products

Although many of us are familiar with using the typical name brand cleaning products, it is time to switch. Natural cleaning products prevent toxins from getting into our water, air and even our own skin! 

Ditch Single-Use Household Items

There are two popular spots in our homes where many of us utilize single-use products. The kitchen and the bathroom. Starting with the kitchen, try to stop purchasing single-use plastic straws, cutlery, plates, cups and sandwich bags. Instead opt for items made with natural materials like stainless steel, wood, and glass. Moving into the bathroom, ditch hygiene products packaged in single-use plastic, and replace them with a zero-waste brand that offers package-free and/or refills. 

Purchase a Smart Thermostat 

By installing a Smart Thermostat, you are able to keep an eye on your energy consumption habits and even change the climate of your home from your phone! Furthermore, through creating a strategic schedule with your Smart Thermostat you are able to make your home more energy efficient. 

Start a Garden! Indoor or Outdoor

Our final tip on how to make your home more sustainable is to start a garden! Growing your own produce doesn’t only save you money (the cost of food is getting ridiculous right now), but it also helps to support the environment. That is because by sourcing your produce right on your property, you are saving all the pollution involved in the shipping process.