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Going Green This Fall

Is your family going green this year? And no, I’m not talking about cheering for the Spartans. I’m talking about making small changes in your home that can have positive effects on the environment around you as well as your home’s environment. Going green in your home isn’t as challenging as many might initially assume and it isn’t something that you have to do all at once. Today, we want to share with you some of the small steps you can take to “go green” this fall.

Easy Steps to Going Green This Fall

#1 Buy Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products

Once you use up all of your cleaning products, trying buying new ones that are earth friendly. Purchasing green cleaners can have a positive effect on your health by helping to reduce allergens triggers and asthma. Additionally, green cleaning products are also better for the environment by helping to reduce pollution, both in their making and in your home.

#2 Change Your Lightbulbs

As your light bulbs burn out, be sure to replace them with energy efficient bulbs. It’s a simple upgrade you can do one bulb at a time so you don’t break the bank!

#3 Open Your Windows

On nice days this fall, open your windows and turn off your AC or heater. This will help to reduce your energy expenses. And hey, who doesn’t want a cheaper energy bill?

#4 Unplug Unused Appliances

Help save energy by unplugging cords after you are through using them. Things like toasters and blenders in your kitchen are good places to start. Also, you may want to consider unplugging phone and laptop chargers when you are through with them. And if you go on vacation, make sure that you unplug televisions and other electronics.

Questions to ask when you’re in the process of going green

As you begin to go green, be sure that you keep your big WHY in the back of your mind. Stating your intention and really understanding why you are going green, will help you make better decisions in the long run.

If you’re going green ask yourself:

  • What positive changes am I hoping to receive from this process?
  • Is my family helping me go green, too?
  • Why do I want to “go green” in the first place
  • What experts or friends can I consult about this process?

What simple changes have you made in your home to go green? What is your biggest struggle in the process of going green? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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