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3 Eco-Friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

3 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

If we want to live in a safe and healthy environment, we should use the resources nature gives us to improve the quality of our lives. Respecting nature is essential in the process. We are starting to see the effects of climate and ecosystem changes, and the current situation is far from good. In the past centuries people were not aware of damage and pollution our improved life standards were creating. For many decades now, we don’t have an excuse to harm the environment, but somehow, the awareness has not been raised enough. We must think of future generations and the state of the world we will leave to our children. It’s high time we went green, and everyone must start from themselves.

Change your habits

Your home is the mirror of your habits, but sometimes the obstacle is that going green can get too pricey. Start with either one thing at a time (replacing old light bulbs with LED ones), or one room at a time. The smartest decision would be to start from the bathroom, as the biggest waste of both water and electricity happens there.

3 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

There are several factors to consider when attempting to make bathroom eco-friendly. These include permanent installations, consumer goods and their packaging materials, along with minor changes in our behaviour. First of all, think about the air quality since we’re talking about the most humid room in the house, the one in which you use the most chemicals. Improve your ventilation system, and green the bathroom up. Literally, add some plants and choose the ones that love humidity.

Save money on bills

People don’t realize to what extent they are wasting water in their everyday lives. Things we do multiple times during the day, like taking a shower, brushing our teeth and using the toilet, are all big water wasters if we don’t pay enough attention. If you want to change this, all you have to do is change how you perform your routine bathroom tasks.

Limit your bath taking and just take showers more often. Even seemingly trivial tasks such as teeth brushing can prove to be immensely important in your eco-quest: if you turn the tap off when brushing your teeth, you can save more than 10 litres of water a day.

For some more permanent results, you will have to invest in new equipment and gadgets. Bear in mind, you are reducing your bills - like any other investment, it’ll pay off in the long-term. Start small and replace your shower head to be eco-friendly. They use less energy and save water. Another option for your faucet is to invest into an automatic one, so you won’t even have to think about turning it on and off.

3 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Switching to low-flow toilet is probably the biggest investment, but it also saves you most water. Remember, the toilet consumes at least 30 percent of water in a household, and every time you flush, you will save both water and money. Another way to reduce water, waste and money, while taking better care of your personal hygiene is to start using a bidet and get rid of the toilet paper. Bidets will provide better skin care, and reduce the possibility of paper clogging and furthermore any plumbing or sewer problems. Nowadays the temperature and intensity of water stream can be adjusted, you can even choose a model with a seat heater and an air dry option.

When it comes to electricity, the effect of replacing regular light bulbs with LEDs will probably be the greatest in bathrooms. This is due to every member of your family frequently using it for different reasons. LED light bulbs might be more expensive, but they are more efficient, last longer and will reduce the cost of your electricity bill.

Reduce waste

This should go without saying – recycle. Do so with all the boxes, cardboards, plastic and glass bottles. Bathroom is no. 1 space in your home when it comes to the amount of products used. You can find many quality brands that offer refills. Just imagine all those containers from shampoo bottles, toothpaste, shower gel etc. on a pile. There is no additional cost in doing this – you might even save money.

Find alternatives for toxic ingredients in cleaning products. Look for organic alternatives instead. If you are a creative type, try doing it yourself. At least when it comes to air fresheners and cleaners. Baking soda, lemon and lavender are just some of the ingredients you can use which will do wonders. Replace your plastic toothbrush with a bamboo one, buy towels made from organic cotton and start a chain reaction.

Conclusion

It all starts with changing your everyday habits and reducing waste as much as possible. It’s quite strange that everyone thinks negatively of the waste of time, but when it comes to waste of water, electricity or materials, people are often indifferent. Our mindsets ought to accept that we are part of nature and that by damaging environment we are the damaged ones. We breathe that polluted air and endanger ourselves, other species and even entire ecosystems.


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Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.

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Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.

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