Buying the green versions of products can be an excellent way to pinch pennies. However, sometimes going green can be initially costly, so for some households it’s only within the budget to purchase some eco-friendly items on a regular basis. If you’re going to change your shopping habits, it’s wise to always buy the green versions of the following products.
- There are so many ways to use paint, because you can change up your space or even refinish your outdoor patio furniture. But before you purchase just any paint, make sure that it doesn’t contain VOCs.
- We go through so much paper products in the kitchen and bathroom, but you can choose to get brands made with high post-consumer recycled content.
- When it comes to lighting your home, the price tag on bulbs can be ridiculously depending on how many you need for inside and outside of your home. Compact fluorescent bulbs will give you a run for your money.
- New appliances with the Energy Star label can keep your electricity and water bills down. Even keep WaterSense toilets in mind when you’re ready to update or replace your current commode.
- Because there can be so many pesticides and other residual chemicals in traditionally grown fruits and vegetables, it’s in your family’s best interest to purchase organic and locally grown produce. Better yet is growing your own garden, which cuts out this expense entirely.
Being a more conscious shopper can reduce your impact on the environment, and it can help you reduce your monthly household expenses. All you have to do is remember to at least buy the eco-friendly versions of paint, paper, bulbs, appliances and produce.