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Affordable Green Tips…

Submitted by on Friday, 5 December 2008No Comment

Stop Dreaming! Here are some simple ways to a healthier, cleaner and greener home!  Have some ideas of you’re own? We’d love to hear them…

1. Place shoe racks at your front door, so you don’t track dirty toxins from the street into your home.

2. Use organic baking soda as a cleanser in your kitchen and around the house

3. Recycled doorknobs and cabinet fixtures can be found in local salvage stores, and they’re cheaper than buying new

4. Paint all walls with low VOC paints

5. Air drying your laundry saves energy and adds a nice fresh scent to your clothes

6. Replace wall-to-wall carpet with area rugs. For larger spaces, use FLOR carpet tiles

7. Auction off your old appliances on eBay or craiglist, giving them a new life and saving you money

8. When installing cork floors, consider buying sheets of cork and cutting them to make your own mosaic. This option is far less expensive than buying cork mosaics.

9. Install motion sensors, so lights that you might forget to turn off when leaving a room, turn off automatically

10. Consider a spare and simple style that doesn’t require buying too many expensive home accessories

11. Salvage wood from local demolition sites to use in your own home

12. If you have limited yard space, plant a mini-organic herb garden in a large metal pot outside

13. Bamboo is a less expensive and more renewable alternative for flooring

14. Marmoleum is the way to go if you’re looking for an inexpensive and eco linoleum substitute

15. Install ceiling fans to cut down on your air conditioning costs

16. If you must cut down a tree on your property, think of creative ways to use its wood in your home

17. Limit meat on your menu to save money for organic food

18. Replace your bathroom fixtures with low flow fittings

19. Insulate, insulate, insulate your windows to reduce both waste and your home heating and cooling bills

20. Lower your thermostat and bring on the sweaters!

21. Whenever you can, buy local

22. When refinishing your floors, use non-toxic wood finishers

23. Placing shades on your windows will help keep your house cool in the summer sun

Have some tips of your own? Let’s hear them…

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