Although the world’s current environmental challenges may seem unbeatable. There are actually a number of ways you can help out at home. 

Here are seven easy changes you can do yourself to make your home more eco-friendly:

1. LED bulbs

Although their price might be a put-off, LED bulbs use up less energy and have a lifespan of up to 50 000 hours. 

2. Reusable cloths

In an effort to reduce waste, try using washable rags instead of disposable paper towels. You could even cut up old t-shirts to make the rags. 

3. Air-dry clothing

Air-drying instead of using a dryer can reduce the average household's carbon footprint by 2 400 pounds a year, according to Green America.

4. Put up blinds and curtains

Maximize your home's energy efficiency by putting up blinds and curtains, they'll help regulate the temperature in your house better. 

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5. Compost

Creating a composting spot will not only help with moisture retention in your soil and reduce landfill waste, it will also give you access to natural, non-chemical fertilizer.

6. Run dishwasher during off-peak hours

Wait until you local "off-peak hours" to run your dishwasher, but it will reduce stress on the electricity grid and decrease carbon emissions. 

7. Keep your fridge clean

Keep your fridge running as efficiently as possible by cleaning its condenser coils. This will not only reduce its energy usage but also save you money on your electricity bill.  

In was ways do you maintain an eco-friendly household? Let us know here

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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