With St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away, what better way to go green than in your own home?! Reduce, reuse, and recycle your way to a green home that is eco-friendly and will leave you with even more green in your pockets. Check out these simple tips:

REDUCE

Cut down on the amount of plastic bags (which ultimately end up in landfills) by using reusable bags when shopping. Many stores even offer incentives for customers using reusable bags. The next time you take a trip to the grocery store, remember to ask if there are any customer rewards for bringing your own bag!

REUSE

Make your own dryer sheets! Think of the money you will save by making your own dryer sheets using these four simple materials:

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 8 drops tea tree or other essential oil
  • Sealable container
  • Cotton cloths

Plus, they are good for the environment, too! See more information here.

RECYCLE

Your leftovers and other food that has gone uneaten often go to waste. We all do it. We make or buy way too much food and most of it goes bad and then we end up throwing it away, wasting both food and money. Instead of just pitching the food in the garbage, make a compost deposit in your kitchen or backyard. Making a compost is an eco-friendly way to discard food waste, and you get the bonus of creating a natural fertilizer for your garden – which saves money on fertilizer in the future. Learn more about composting here.

We hope these tips helped you consider going green in your home. Look out for more tips for going green this month on the Housing Buzz coming soon! For any questions regarding the homeownership process, please contact the Housing Buzz Team!