Tips For Going Green With Your Home

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Preferred Realty

Everyone these days is talking about “going green” and making the world a cleaner place for our children and grandchildren.  You may not think that you can do much towards this green movement, but the truth is in fact you can.  There are many ways that are simple and easy to go green inside your own home.   Below is a list of a few of the ways in which you can make your home green, and I don’t mean in color.

  1. Most homemakers don’t love doing laundry and this little tidbit is going to be music to your ears!  By letting your clothes pile up a bit you are doing the environment a favor.  Running small loads of laundry through your washing machine and dryer is a waste of energy and a waste of water.  In fact one load of laundry used 25 gallons of water regardless of how full the load is.  Why not do your part in going green by only run your washing machine when you absolutely have to.
  2. Do you enjoy raking up grass cuttings after you mow?  My guess is that you just answered with a loud “no”!  There is great news for you then my friend; leave the trimmings on your lawn and let them do their job of being a natural fertilizer!  This is a great way to go green that doesn’t cost you a dime!
  3. By adding a lot of live plants around your home you are doing your part towards helping the world be a cleaner place.  Live plants help get rid of some of the pollutants in the air and therefore make the air cleaner for everyone to breathe.  Adding some live plants on the inside of your home is also a great way to help the air be more fresh and appealing.
  4. Microwave ovens use 50% less energy than your oven.  The next time your family asks for a meal to be prepared, why not zap a meal into the microwave to help save energy.  If your family objects, tell them you are doing your part to make the world a better place for everyone by “going green” and saving as much energy as you can.
  5. Whenever you purchase sprays and soaps for the house, buy unscented.  This will not only make a difference in the environment but will also be beneficial to your own health as well.

Hopefully these few easy ways of going greenhave got you thinking in the right mindset so that you can begin to make your own home a bit greener.

Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Expert Liz Freeman


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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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The front load energy star washer consumes just 13 gallons of water.  I have seen people use the gray water to water the garden.   We have a severe water drought watch limiting how days we can water. In fact, about 40% large lawn have been converted to drought tolerant garden with no green grass. A few plants with drip system. A painter gets calls to paint their yard with green paint!

There are also trying to upgrade insulation even in sunny CA and may be 20% homes have solar panels.  All public building have some way to produce electricity.  Adobe headquarters got wind mills.

Sep 26, 2016 12:35 AM #1
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Going Green is a huge buzz word these days!

Sep 26, 2016 12:36 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information and title too for SEO and tons of clicks!

Sep 26, 2016 12:47 AM #3
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Energy and water efficiency are important for everyone! Especially for those of us who live in tropical and dessert climates. Great post! 

Sep 26, 2016 02:47 AM #4
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