Apr
14

Make Your Apartment More Eco-Friendly

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We’re sharing some of our tips to help you become more eco-friendly at home. Get into the spirit of Earth Day this year and become more eco-friendly. By doing some pretty simple things a little bit at a time, you can make a huge difference in our planet’s well-being. What better place to start helping the environment than right in your own home? We’re sharing some of our tips to help you become more eco-friendly at home.

  • Of course, the biggest thing you can do at home to help the environment is recycle. Place a recycling chart in your home near your recycling containers to help everyone at home become more aware of what they’re throwing away.
  • If you can, invest in furniture and bedding that uses nontoxic, organic and sustainable materials. Items made from bamboo are especially good since it is the fastest-growing plant on earth and replenishes itself faster than other trees.
  • Did you know that appliances take up energy simply by being plugged in? Be sure to unplug things when you’re not using them, even if they’re turned off.
  • To save on your heating bill, open the blinds on those cold but sunny days.
  • A fun way to generate heat is to have a party! Each person can generate the same amount of warmth as a 100-watt heater. You can also cuddle up to Fido or Fluffy as an alternative way to stay warm.
  • Before you open the refrigerator, know what you want to eat. Keeping the door open too long causes it to work harder and therefore run up that electricity bill.
  • Cleaning with vinegar is a natural way to kill bacteria, germs and mold.
  • Use glass, silicone or ceramic dishes to reduce required cooking temperature.
  • You’ll want to be sure to keep that oven door closed while you’re cooking to make sure all the heat stays in and doesn’t cause more work for the oven.
  • Shower instead of bathing to use less water.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water and hang them to dry.

Of course, these aren’t the only ways to make your apartment more eco-friendly. Keeping these tips in mind not just on Earth Day but on every day of the year will lead to a healthier life for you, your family and the rest of the planet.

CTBest has luxury apartments in Branford, Norwalk, Hamden/New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, call/text leasing consultant Desiree at 203-223-1665 or visit www.CTBestApts.com.

 

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