Apartment Green Living Tips

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In today’s world we tend to see many examples of people abusing the world around them with needless waste for no reason at all. With the many disposable items available in the world people tend to throw a lot of things that end up in the landfills or worse, they use harsh chemicals that end up in your local groundwater and worse. There are many examples how you can make this better, as you will find out with the following:

  • You can make a small pack of green supplies you can rely upon whenever you’re out running, hiking or any other physical events. A BPA-free bottle with no plastic bags and disposable dishes or utensils will be one of the ways you can approach this so you won’t have to deal with cleaning after yourself.

  • If you have the bad habit of letting the water run when you’re doing kitchen cleaning and washing dishes, then you should do your best to keep that to a minimum. You can instead work on another solution instead, such as using two metal containers or a dual set of sinks you can use to keep some water in. Use biodegradable soap and eco-friendly solutions that will allow you to take care of cleaning and rinsing without endangering the environment. Once you are done you can dump the tubs in your plants if you are using biodegradable products so you won’t waste the greywater.

  • When you are working on the washing machine, you should make sure you run a cold water cycle in the later hours of your day. This should help lower the power consumption and the draw on your wallet, as well as protecting the environment too. Use a drying rack for the clothes or a clothes line instead of a power-hungry dryer.

  • You will need to make sure you are done with the junk mail you receive by getting rid of any catalog lists and ads you may be receiving as well. This can be pretty hard with some of the services out there, but thankfully there are ways you can handle it. Just call the company directly and explain you want to be off their list as soon as possible. You can also do this by also working on getting you off their lists with an automated approach.

  • You can also work on making your own cleaning products at home by working on combining vinegar as well as baking soda for your needs. You can use the mixture to scrub the water stains from chrome fixtures, showers, mirrors and so much more.

  • Each time you end up flushing your toilet you will need to consider you are wasting a lot of water. You can take steps to conserve water by using a very simple step. Use an upright glass jar in your tank and this will help keep your overall water capacity low if it doesn’t have a half tank option.

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