Are you jumping in and doing your part to go green and eco-friendly? My family has been working hard on becoming greener. From coming up with creative ideas to reuse items rather than tossing them, unplugging lights and other electronics around the house, buying recycled products, recycling more as a family, and even cleaning greener too. Going Green is important it means spending a little extra each day on something that will benefit the wonderful world we live in, and will be leaving behind to our kids. If you have been considering going green but don’t know where to start let me share a few tips, and tell you how we first started to go green.
Ways To Go Green and Live Eco-Friendly
Add Recycling Bins To Your Home and Place of Work
If you want to go green and become a more eco-friendly household recycling is a great place to start. Once you have your recycling bins up, and get used to which product goes into which bin it’s easy, and you are helping make a difference.
If you travel any distance to work consider carpooling with a few people who live in the same direction. It’s not only eco-friendly traveling with others, I have found chatting with co-workers on the way to work can be a great way to start the day.
Walk Don’t Drive
If it’s close enough to walk – Do it! Don’t start up that car, rather put on some comfy shoes, get some exercise, and smile because you are beginning to lead a more eco-friendly life. Plus think of all the benefits of walking… Maybe it’s time to start that new diet?
Unplug/Turn It Off
If you are not using it, unplug! Turn off lights and electronics that are not being used.
Rather than using hot water when washing laundry, use cold water. Of course there are loads that require hot water, but be careful and don’t wash anything in warm or hot water that doesn’t need it.
Turn of that AC
Turn that AC off on cool days and night, open up some windows and enjoy the fresh air rather that blasting the AC. My husband and I find it relaxing to lay in bed with the cool outside breeze blowing in the window, and its green…
Get Creative and Reuse Rather Than Toss Out
Rather than tossing things out try and reuse them. Let the kids turn something old into something new, jump online and look for creative ways to reuse.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Yes you can clean green too! In my opinion purchasing eco-friendly cleaning products has been one of the easiest ways to become a more eco-friendly family. Plus I am not stressed because the products I am using are fulfilled with nasty toxins that I don’t want to be around, much less have my kids around. Rather than using those old products that are filled with who knows what anymore, think green. CALM down… I thought the same thing. What about my precious Clorox? I have to admit I hated the old smell, but it is the one product that I know is going to do its job. Plus there is nothing like a Clorox clean home. You walk in, and you can smell the clean. Don’t you worry, Clorox Green Words will keep your home nice and clean too!
Yes, if you did not know Clorox has gone green too. We have been using Clorox’s eco-friendly for several months, they work great, and in my opinion smell better. While I have tried several of Clorox’s eco-friendly cleaning products I have one that I never go without, it does too much around my house to go without – Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner.
Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner
Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner is my favorite cleaning product. It’s one that I will not go without, and if for some reason we are out I will head to the store just to pick up a bottle. I love a clean home, and wash my dishes daily, clean my kitchen counters daily using Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner, as well as my kitchen table, stove, and if needed I will wipe down my microwave.
Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner is the natural way to get rid of all that grease, grime, dirt, and everything else you run into on a daily basis. It works fabulous, without leaving behind those harsh chemical fumes, and nasty residues that are totally unsafe. Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner is a must have eco-friendly cleaner for your bathroom, kitchen, and anywhere else in your home you need to clean counters, appliances, sealed granite, chrome, cooktop hoods, sinks, stainless steel, or toilets.
Using Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner comes in a 32 ounce bottle in my original and my favorite tangerine scent, and can be picked up for approximately $3.49.
Green Works natural All-Purpose cleaner is formulated using plant-and-mineral based biodegradable ingredients for cleaning. Using Green Works is an easy way to use naturally derived products and still have the same clean results. The bottles can be recycled, is not tested on animals, and is now available with the innovative SMART TUBE TECHNOLOGY, which helps consumers use every last drop in the bottle.
Green Works Pinterest Game
Green Works is not only eco-friendly, they like to have fun. Right now you can have a little fun with Green Works via Pinterest. So what’s this Green Works game on Pinterest all about? Let me explain a little – you are going to love it.. See Going Green is FUN!
When you play the Green Works Pinterest Word Games you will have a chance to win a $500 Gift Card! It’s a fun twist to a classic game many of us are already familiar with – guess the missing word and find something on Pinterest that matches it. It’s going to be loads of fun, but you must follow these simple steps:
- Be sure to follow Green Words on Pinterest @greenworksclean.
- Create a board titled “Green Works Game”
- Find words, unscramble words, and complete a word.
- Find an image that matches the word. Example would be if the word is “natural” you will pin an image of something that is natural to you, such as a lemon or flower.
- Pin your image, but don’t forget to tag it with the required hashtag #greenwordsgames.
- When you are all finished up, and your board looks fabulous, email your link to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance at a $500 gift card.
You have until Oct 2 to get your board looking awesome, and send in that email. Remember one board per person, have fun, and think green!
Be sure to read the official “How to Play” rules by visiting Green Works Contest Page, and like always follow Green Works on Pinterest.
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Green Works. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
I am so happy when I see posts on eco-friendly cleaners. I wish everyone would be aware of what chemicals do to our bodies. I recently started selling microfiber cloths that clean with water, no more chemicals for my family.
I love the remark about using eco friendly cleaning products. I also found that when we switched from commercial cleaning products that are chemically loaded, that I had far fewer asthma issues.
Thank you for posting this awesome article. More awesome and cheap cleaners are white vinegar and baking soda.
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Thank you for the great ideas, I am always looking for ways to help the environment and help ourselves. This is great!!
Great Ideas to share
I always love reading articles on going green, they help me stick to my green goals! I just need to get a bike so I can leave my car at home most of the time!
Great ideas. I just wish I could get my daughter to turn off those lights! She seems to have a mental block against doing that!
Make it a habit to wipe up all spills immediately when they are much easier to clean. Once the spill has dried and hardened, it will be more difficult to remove……Most of the residential maid services hired usually keep in mind such small tips to make the house clean….Switch off all the electrical appliances after use this is what we can do to save energy…..Save earth…Our home…
Those are great tips… we do most of those things. I wish we could leave windows open on nice days like today. but with my allergies…. forget it!
We have been doing all that stuff for years. It seems funny that companies are just starting to pick up on it.
I always unplug electronics when Im not using it to save energy. Thank you for the review on Green works all purpose cleaner.
Thank you for the advice & tips!
This article has some wonderful ideas! Thank you for posting it!
I totally agree with everything up to the green products you listed. After doing some research, I found that those products are not as green as they claim, its mostly a marketing ploy so they don’t lose customers. i will stick with my apple cider vinegar, baking soda, washing soda, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, and organic liquid castille hemp soaps. and I know the clean isnt just green, it is actually improving our health too.
and, still having a problem with the light pink text on the light pink background within these comment boxes. its impossible to see what we type, so still typing blind here.