Making a home eco-friendly has not only been a trend that has picked up steam among Stephenville homeowners recently due to their concern for our environment, it’s also one that many home sellers have used to target potential homebuyers who are looking for homes where the effects of our carbon footprint are taken into account. But even if you’re not looking to sell your Erath County home, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of anxiety caused by useless clutter in your home. Here are just a few:
1. Store Reusable Shopping Bags in the Car: Keeping three or four canvas or sturdy-material bags in your vehicle can greatly reduce the amount of paper and plastic bags floating around the closets of your Erath County home. According to thedailygreen.com, the average American uses about 500 plastic bags a year. Cut down on this by simply reusing more reliable, sturdy bags when you go shopping.
2. Get Rid of Junk Mail, Once and for All: Also according to thedailygreen.com, one-quarter of this country’s landfill waste comes from paper. By registering online for the Mail Preference Service for only $1, you can eliminate your name from junk mail lists. Not only will this reduce the amount of unwanted flyers that come to your mailbox, but it will also make sifting through your mail to determine what letters are actually important much easier.
3. Recycle Your Dated Electronics: If you’re a Stephenville homeowner with dozens of old cell phone chargers, computer monitors, dial radios and other unneeded electronics cluttering you home, there are better ways to solve the issue than by just trashing the whole lot. Many manufacturers will take back their products for free, and drop-off programs exist all over that take in these parts. Some manufacturers might even give you cash for parts that aren’t out-of-order.
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