As you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, try to add a few “green” items to the list. Becoming more environmentally friendly in 2019 has lots of benefits! For you, for your family, and for your community. Plus, it doesn’t have to be hard. Rather than approach it like a complete lifestyle change, just try to incorporate some of these small swaps.
Starting with Your Bags
Do you have your own collection of plastic bags at home? Well, millions of those don’t make it through the recycling process every year. If you start to reduce this excess in your own home, it could catch on! Just snag a couple reusable shopping bags during the holiday sales and store them in places they’ll be accessible. Think in your car, in your office, maybe even in your kitchen. The more convenient it is for you, the more frequently you’ll use them! Although you may want to have different ones for clothes, food, and cleaning supplies.
Speaking of Cleaning Supplies
This is a great way to go green at home! We’ve touched on this topic before, since it’s a big part of our process, but it’s really important for everyone. Do you know what type of chemicals are in your average cleaning supplies? Rather than worry about it, you can easily change out your average solution(s) for something non-toxic. It doesn’t have to be expensive either! Never underestimate the cleaning power of baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. For your external projects, work with companies like Peak Power Wash who care about going green just as much as you do. Ask us about our soft wash technique today!
Believe it or not, supporting local businesses is an environmentally-friendly practice. Obviously sourcing your food and produce is better because you know exactly where it’s coming from, so you can ask important questions. Being closer also means less transportation, less preservatives, and a smaller carbon footprint overall. This includes all local business—not just farmers. By staying local, you’re supporting your community! You’re joining together with people who share your priorities—including going green. You can still shop around and compare prices. Just keep in mind, those local businesses may not be cheapest, but you always get what you pay for. All the more reason to stay local!
If you’d like more tips on how to go green, come back in 2019! We’ll be continuing our efforts to make homes (and power washing) eco-friendlier well into the new year. Have a safe and happy rest of 2018! We look forward to working more with you next year.