Cleaner living has become the number one priority for so many people and it’s easy to see why. For the first time in our history as a planet and as a species, we’re willing to pay a little extra for eco-friendly products if we know they will help save the planet. But it all begins at home, just like every movement that is worth your while. So, let’s consider the following with an open mind and see how these things could change your home for the better & make some eco-conscious changes.
Better wall paint
Wall paints have always been very unhealthy for the environment. The plant chokes on their fumes and toxins every day. We should seek better alternatives if we know we can afford them. Using organic paint is actually nothing new or radical. The ancient peoples of Australia and South America, among others, have been using these kinds of natural paints for thousands of years. You can look back at some of the oldest paintings in caves and see that the ingredients modern eco paint uses are exactly the same. They are made from plants, different types of clay, soils, minerals and even little particles of wood and stone. We can use this eco wall paint for our homes to make them healthier and improve our breathing conditions very rapidly. It’s brilliant for homes with small children and growing families.
Better natural wood
We should only buy decor that has been made using wood that has been responsibly harvested. Naturally sourced wood for its age and quality is the best way to set an example for our children. First of all, use a skip bin hire which you can use to empty your home of all the furniture which does not fit this profile. You can have it taken to a responsible wood chipper company which uses the wood that has been shredded for eco-friendly endeavors like sawdust for compost. The skip is easy to hire and can be transported to your home within a couple of days.
Now look for reclaimed wood furniture, which you can always find on Etsy. reclaimed wood is taking old and neglected wood, shining it up and making great decor pieces out of it. West Elm is very popular for it’s chic designs and use of Fair Trade wood.
Get rid of faux fur!
Faux fur is almost always made out of synthetics. The factories that make synthetics pollute the world and are some of the guiltiest in this regard. So, chuck away your faux fur and go for more natural materials like wool and cotton. Cotton that has been sourced fairly and wool that has been harvested responsibly are not hard to find. Sustainable wool rugs are quite popular because they use wool that is on the outer layer of the sheep, thus not rendering it defenseless. The top layer is always thicker anyway.
Live in a responsible and eco-conscious home. You should set an example for your children for how to live and your home is where they will learn, show them how easy it is to make eco-conscious changes.