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Real Estate Tips and Advice

Make your Home Green

The road to becoming
a more green household
does not have to start
with large remodels,
installations or purchases.

T-shirts. This also helps clear up
space in your closet drawers while
helping your household become
more green.

uSe leSS plaStic

If you are looking to become
more eco-friendly on a budget,
here are the ways to start small.

Swap RegulaR
BulBS foR leDS

Swap your regular light bulbs
for LED light bulbs. LED
light bulbs will last longer than
regular incandescent light bulbs.
LED lights have a wide range
of color and brightness. You
can find a variety of options at
your local hardware store. There
are even smart LED bulbs that
can be turned off and on using
a smartphone app. LED light
bulbs will not only make your
home more efficient but will also
make your life easier. According
to, LED bulbs
typically use about 25% to 80%
less energy than traditional
incandescents and last three to
25 times longer than your
regular bulbs.

MoRe faBRic,
leSS papeR

Using less paper may seem
like an easy task with all the
technology we have today, but
there are ways to save some



ReDuce waSte

Making Safer Choices

Looking for greener products to use in your home? The Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice
program provides listings of products evaluated through EPA’s rigorous scientific process to ensure the
safest ingredients for families, pets, workplaces, neighborhoods and the environment. Visit to search for products.

trees and be more green in your
home. Use washable rags in your
kitchen to clean up spills and
messes. Instead of buying a pack
of a dozen paper towel rolls, head
to the store and buy a pack of

Using plastic is a life habit that
can be a little more difficult to
break. We use plastics to carry
our groceries out of the store
and into our homes. We also use
plastics for trash. Most grocery
stores offer canvas bags that are
actually more useful than the
plastic shopping bags you get for
free. Canvas bags are sturdier and
you can place more items in each
canvas bag. They’re also much
more comfortable to hold than
regular plastic bags. Canvas bags
are not only useful for groceries
but for other tasks that require
carrying a few items at a time.
Even if you still use some plastic
bags, saving them for use in
smaller bedroom and bathroom
trash cans will allow you to still
live an eco-friendly life.

washable cloths that can be used
for multiple occasions in your
home. Use microfiber cloths to
clean dust off of dressers, TV
stands and even your car interior.
Use reusable cloths to clean up

spills on your dining table and
around your kitchen sink.
If reusable cloths are out of
stock in your local stores, or
you want to go the extra mile
to recycle, you can even use old

Another way you and your
family can adjust your habits to
lead a more eco-friendly life is to
reduce your waste.
Use less water when washing
hands, showering and other tasks
that require water. Buy refillable
water bottles instead of buying
packs of plastic water bottles.
Purchase a water purifier you can
fill if your water isn’t the tastiest.