Green Living 101

December 1, 2021

Vegetables in a bag on kitchen counter

Use these tips and tricks to reduce your impact and show off your green thumb as you head into 2022.

Reusable Alternatives to Everyday Items

The easiest and most cost-effective way to starting a green lifestyle is to opt for reusable alternatives to everyday items.

  • If you purchase cases of water weekly to stay hydrated, get a pack of glass or plastic water bottles. Wash and refill these to keep the fridge stocked, without having to make a weekly trip to the grocery store.
  • Reusable shopping bags are sturdier and less likely to break than disposable plastic ones. Bringing them to the store can also save you money as some grocery stores begin to charge a plastic bag fee.
  • If you find yourself cleaning with and disposing of paper towels when you clean the house, swap for a reusable rag instead. Not only will it hold up better against almost any surface, you can also wash and reuse to save money on paper goods.
Green plants on a side table

Enhance Your Environment & Air Quality

Did you know some plants purify the air in your home? Plants like the Snake Plant, English Ivy or Golden Pothos are easy to care for and purify the air in your home for cleaner living. If you’re a natural green thumb, try growing your own product indoors to get the fresh veggies and even fresher air in your home.

Opt for Energy-Efficient Details

Little things like energy efficient lightbulbs, windows, air filters, plumbing and more can go a long way in saving you money and enhancing your quality of life. With modern technology like Energy Efficient Pella Windows and LED lightbulbs are found in Shoreline and are just two examples of the many energy-efficient details in our homes.

Shoreline homes are built with the environment in mind. Learn how we’re striving for energy efficiency and take a virtual tour today: