Green living is not an alien concept to Atlanta dwellers. Our city is among the top 10 greenest cities in the United States. Now, the question is, how do we bring that green lifestyle into our homes. In this column, I will be reviewing stores, products and methods you can incorporate into your home, to make it more eco-friendly.
A few quick pointers for eco-friendly homes:
Sometimes, an eco-friendly change can be good for your wallet too. Switching out old appliances for newer, energy efficient appliances is not only environmentally conscious, it also saves you money on your utility bills month after month. So, if your rusty old dishwasher is giving you trouble, it might just be time to get a new on.
You can also switch to energy efficient light bulbs that consume less power. Again, the savings in the long run, is tremendous.
When decorating your home, always make sure to check your local vintage store and neighborhood garage sales. Recycling is a great way to be eco-friendly, and sometimes you get a really unique piece at the vintage which is way better than a large chain furniture store product. If you are not big on garage sales, don’t lose heart. Keep an eye out for really upscale neighborhood garage sales, they are awesome places to score big.
Many furniture stores like West Elm, I.O Metro, Pottery Barn etc., have included eco-friendly furniture in their collections.