Homeschooling the girls has given me an insight into things that we should be doing as a family, one instance is that of recycling and being eco friendly. I have been trying to instil in the girls about what can be recycled and just how much unnecessary packaging etc is on products. To choose free range and opt for items that are not wrapped in plastic. This also got me thinking though on a larger scale about how our house in general could be a lot more eco friendly.
I have detailed the initial 3 steps we will be taking on our journey to hopefully not only help the environment and educate the girls but keep prices down too in the long run.
First up is installing a smart meter and energy efficient light bulbs. This will help us keep track of all of our outgoings for gas and electric and maybe make the children think twice about leaving games and tv’s playing all night. It is so much easier to work out how much future bills are going to be too and we can look at what things are taking up too much electricity. Thankfully we don’t have a tumble drier as they are notoriously bad on the wallet and the environment so that is one thing we are doing well!
Hubby is a dab hand at anything that needs doing behind the scenes at home, I mean in the loft or with pipes and wires etc. I don’t mind DIY as far as putting up shelves and superficial things are concerned but I will leave it to hubby to get up in the loft and sort out our insulation and make sure the pipe lagging is sufficient to stop us from loosing unnecessary heat!
One thing I have spoken about before is using natural cleaning products instead of ones filled with chemicals that not only hurt the environment but can play havoc with your immune system. Using natural products such as lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar can make sinks, taps and so much more sparkling clean without the harmful fumes and impact on your pennies.
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