Monday, January 4, 2016

It’s Easy to Go Green! Here Are Some Family Friendly Tips!

It’s Easy to Go Green! Here Are Some Family Friendly Tips! Organic isn’t just a buzzword or hype, it’s a way of life that benefits the health of your family, your home and the environment as well. Let 2016 be the year you make small changes that make a big difference! It’s not hard, it just takes a shift in perspective and a few new habits.

At Bayes, we want to keep life easy for you without compromising quality. So here are some easy to do, family friendly green living tips just for you!

Conserve Water
Start simple. Start with conservation. No matter where you are in the world, it’s good to be conscious of water conservation and preserve the water we have. Instead of allowing rainwater to flow into the ground, you can develop a rainwater collection system and use it to water your garden or your lawn. This saves you money by allowing you to water your landscaping without using your house spigot. You can save the dishwater from when you do the dishes and use that to water the lawn or clean up accessories around the home. Conserve water and you will save money and help your community.

Save Energy (Save Money Too!)
There are many things you can do to conserve energy in your home. Always be sure to turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use. Invest in new doors and windows when the old ones have become drafty and unable to help regulate the temperature of your home. If your home appliances are 10 years old or older, then replace them with more energy-efficient models. You may also want to think about adding alternative energy sources such as solar panels and windmills. An extreme measure is purchasing an electric car and charging station. These alternative energy sources will reduce your reliance on electricity that is generated using fossil fuels, and it will also help to lower your monthly energy bills.

Compost Your Food Waste

Turn those old food scraps into fertilizer or even a material that can help repair damaged parts of your lawn. You can also include lawn clippings and leaves in your composting system to create a comprehensive source of organic material. You can create a compost pile in your backyard, or you can invest in a more advanced composting system that will create the materials you need for your lawn and garden. More info on composting HERE.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Whether you are reusing items in your home, using paper as wrapping paper, recycling can happen in many ways! Recycling in the home starts with finding out where you can take old newspapers and cardboard in your community to get it processed into new products. Many communities have recycling programs that make it easy for residents to put their old paper and cardboard to good use. If your community does not have an official paper recycling program, then check with a local church or civic group to see if they are running one. You can also recycle old plastic and glass food containers or reuse them by washing them out and using them as storage containers around the house. Before you throw anything out in your home, make sure that you cannot find another use for it and reduce the amount of garbage that goes into your local landfill.

Green Cleaning

Cleaning green is about using supplies that are safe for the environment and safe for the family. Home cleaning supplies that use harsh chemicals can get into the water table around your home and contaminate your property, that damage your health and home. Instead of using those harsh cleaning chemicals, you should use more environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. There are many different kinds of cleaning solutions you can make from household items that have no dangerous chemicals at all. By learning to make our own safe cleaning solutions at home, you are teaching your children a skill that they can use when they grow up to save the environment and keep their children safe as well.

This is where Bayes comes in.  We know that you have a lot of options for better green living, and we want to make sure it's as simple as possible. This is why we developed our line of organic cleaning products. We want you and your home to be as healthy as possible. Stop by today and see what we have made for you!

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