Friday March 6, 2015
Living green has quickly become a way of life over the past several years and there are now plenty of ways to bring green living into your home. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes’ understands the importance of green living and would like to share a few tips to help get you started!
1. Start With Your Air Quality
Improving your indoor air quality is not only beneficial for the environment but for your health and well-being. Paint is a common culprit of indoor air pollution. Next time you’re thinking about re-painting your home, remember to always stay away from VOCs (volatile organic compound) in your paint products. You know that new paint smell? That’s the VOCs you smell! Many nasty chemicals are hidden in VOCs and off-gas particles into the air, which can cause skin irritation.
2. Stay Away From Deceitful “Green” Hybrids
The windows in your home are by far one of the most important elements when it comes to saving energy. The number one rule when buying curtains is to always stay away from all deceitful hybrids. They may seem greener but they’re not. Make green living a priority in your home and stick to organic materials or pure synthetics when it comes to window treatments.
3. Green Living In The Bedroom
We spend 26 years of our lives sleeping. That’s one third of our lifetime spent breathing in harmful toxins around your bedroom. On the bright side, there are many green products out there to ensure your bedroom is environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly organic mattresses are quickly becoming a new trend and there are plenty of places that sell them. When you find yourself on the market for a new mattress, take a look at what OMI or Green Sleep has to offer!
4. Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips
We have all been guilty of wasting a plastic bottle or two. Now you don’t have an excuse because you can reuse those plastic bottles all around your garden! They can easily be used as a warm protective cover over seedlings by simply cutting off the bases. You can even poke a few holes in the lids and use as a watering device over. Or watch your seeds grow by making your very own homemade propagator. Any one of these options can help get you started on your new green living garden!
5. Encouraging Kids To Join In Green Living
Teach green living to your kids while they’re still young, this way it becomes a way of life and not just another chore. Start by explaining the importance of saving energy. Not only is this a fairly simple concept to understand, but also something they can easily contribute to. Get them in an early habit of always turning off the lights, TV’s, computers, video games or anything that consumes energy whenever they leave the room.
CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has joined the green living initiative by using energy saving construction techniques in our ‘Energy Savvy Program,’ helping residents get started on the right foot in their new home. Learn more about this program and our brand new townhomes in the Dallas area on our website!