How To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
Friday, 24 June 2022
Here we’ll detail how you can make some small, easy changes to make your home more eco-friendly, while also saving you money and making your house more efficient too.
Upcycle Instead of Buying New
Upcycling is a great way to not only get creative on a project but save money and be more eco-friendly at the same time. You’ll find plenty of upcycling inspiration here. Additionally, you can discover our range of recycled and upcycled products and gifts here, including some amazing gin and beer glasses made from upcycled bottles.
Get A Recycle Bin And Compost Bin
Just by buying a recycle bin you will start to make a more conscious effort to recycle glass bottles, cans, jars, paper, cardboard and more, while a compost bin will help you dispose of leftover cooked and uncooked food. In addition, you’ll be rewarded with free fertiliser that you can use for your plants too. It’s a win-win situation. Our compost bins are neat, tidy and efficient, making your life so much easier.
Keep Your House Warm
Our draft excluders are great for saving heat and warming your house faster, while preventing heat loss at the same time. Plus, the Radiator Booster MK3 is an eco friendly product, which uses a small, whisper quiet fan to distribute heat that comes out of the back of your radiator. The fan silently blows heat around the room faster, saving you lost energy and reducing your heating bills. It will heat your room faster, meaning the heating can be turned off sooner or it can run at a reduced rate.
Swap To LED Lightbulbs
Investing in LED lightbulbs can make a big difference in your home. LED lightbulbs have a long lifespan, saving you money in the long run and they are much more energy efficient too. The great thing about LED bulbs is that not only are they better for the planet but they also offer you a lot more flexibility as they are available in a wide range of colours, so they’re perfect for creating a certain look and ambiance too.
Wash Your Clothes With Cold Water
Did you know that by washing your clothes on a cold wash you can decrease the amount of energy you spend on doing your laundry by 50%?
Washing your clothes on a cold wash not only helps the environment and saves you money, it also has a number of additional benefits. For example, not all stains respond best to warm water. Blood and sweat may actually set into your clothes fabric more so in hot water, than cold. Of course, you may also have suffered from items of clothing shrinking in the wash due to the heat, so again a cold wash is better.
Avoid Using The Dryer When Possible
The summer months are a great opportunity to dry your washing in a more eco-friendly fashion. If you have a garden you can dry your washing on a clothes line and If you don’t then you can use a drying rack on your balcony or indoors and keep the windows open to allow the sun to dry your clothes faster.
In the winter months, these Pure Wool Dryer Balls which increase the speed at which your clothes dry in the tumble dryer, and therefore reduce the amount of time you need to have the dryer on.
Buy Houseplants & Plant Some Trees In Your Garden
By adding some houseplants to your home and some trees and shrubs to your garden you can convert some CO2 into O2. Not only will you be clearing the air but you’ll feel much better surrounded by some greenery.
Our beautiful Viri Hanging Planters are a stylish addition for your home. They’re perfect for holding succulents, cacti, house plants or herbs from the ceiling. A real eye catcher and available in a choice of three sizes.
Get A Pure Pulse Eco Shower
Our Pure Pulse eco shower uses a "smart technology" which increases the pulse effect of the shower as the water pressure increases. All you need to do is unscrew your existing shower head and replace it with the Pure Pulse and you will achieve hot water/energy savings of between 40% and 60%.
Switch To Eco-Candles
Candles are perfect for when you want to relax, so why not sit back and unwind with the stunning scents of our range of environmentally friendly candles. Our Beauty Scents & Earth Candle are hand poured in the UK, and packed full of delightful scents.
So, now you have all the information you need to start making some small but important changes to make your home more eco-friendly.