New Year, New Home: How to Decorate Sustainably

New Year, New Home: How to Decorate Sustainably | ecogreenlove

The new year presents new opportunities to add sustainable style to your home. At first glance, you can probably come up with a few potential updates for various rooms.

From replacing the floors to adding modern appliances, your house holds plenty of potential for greener living and comfort. Here are six ideas for decorating your home sustainably in 2023.

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Eco-friendly house cleaning tips if you own a pet

Eco-friendly house cleaning tips if you own a pet | ecogreenlove

Having a pet inside your home means you have to clean a bit more frequently than you usually do. However, you need to keep your pet and your family healthy, which is not possible if you’re using harmful chemicals. Moreover, it doesn’t do any good for the environment, either.

So, it’s best to read on and see how you can maintain your home clean with a pet inside it and still stay on the eco-friendly side.

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Kitchen and Produce Hygiene Habits [Infographic]

Kitchen and Produce Hygiene Habits [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Although many of us are taking all proper precautions and recommendations to keep ourselves and our families safe in the midst of COVID-19, it’s important to watch out for other illnesses and nasty bugs out there that can still pose a risk to our health. For instance, recent studies have shown that foodborne outbreaks keep increasing year over year. A recent food cleanliness survey found that nearly 20 percent of people still don’t regularly wash their produce before consuming and nearly one in four Americans wash their refrigerator vegetable drawers every six months to a year!

Thanks to optimal temperatures, access to nutrients, high moisture, and zero UV rays, your refrigerator drawers make the perfect environment for bacteria growth. If you’re not sanitizing your drawers every one to two week, they can actually end up being up to 45 times dirtier than a public toilet seat — yikes! If you’d like to know what some of the dirtiest spots in your kitchen are and the best way to wash fruits and vegetables to avoid catching a nasty bug or a foodborne virus, be sure to check out the infographic below!

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How to Allergy-Proof your Home [Visual]

How to Allergy-Proof your Home [Visual] | ecogreenlove

With symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, sniffing and sneezing, coughing and even asthma, allergies can leave everyone feeling miserable. That’s why it’s important to keep your home allergy-free and clean, especially if your symptoms are more severe.

Use this guide to allergy-proof your home or apartment.

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