A huge topic that has been on everyone’s minds for a while now is climate change and what we can do to help preserve the environment. With that in mind, it has never been easier to implement eco-friendly products into your home, helping you reduce your carbon footprint making the world a better place one item at a time.
One of the most effective ways to help with the environment is to re-use and recycle anywhere you can. Head to your local charity shop and see what treasures you may find. You might surprise yourself. Some shops have hidden gems, especially in more affluent areas. You can also check out eBay and Gumtree to see what people are selling and if there are any items that you can upcycle to look brand new and fit into your interior style. Sometimes an item with a story is worth more in the long run than something brand new. Complete the cycle by selling or donating the old furniture you are replacing.
When it comes to painting your home choose paint that is chemical-free or has low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content. These can release toxins into your home for years after the paint has been applied. Not only is it bad for the environment but it is also bad for you and your family breathing those chemicals. More and more paint companies are making paint with lower VOC, just look for “low-VOC” on the label.