Find a super quick 5 list of ways to go greener at home that will leave you with a natural, energy saving, eco-friendly abode in just 48 hours!

Home is a place to relax and feel safe.

Find out how to stop exposing youself to toxic chemicals and racking up horrific energy bills.

1. Use Chemical-Free Household Products

natural cleaners in green home

The Problem

Many of the common household products, such as spray cleaning products, disinfectants, air fresheners, beauty products and cosmetics, drastically reduce the air quality in your home. The heavy chemical load in these products may stay trapped in your household and potentially cause serious health conditions, including: asthma, eczema, and lung conditions.

Green Home Fix

Products with natural ingredients not only cut down on pollution, but are much safer and healthier for you and your family. Seventh Generation Cleaning Products is a wonderful brand.

Where to Buy

Affordable, natural cleaning products can be found at Walmart and Target.

2. Change to LED Light Bulbs to Save Energy

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The Problem

Many of us waste extremely high levels of energy at home on a daily basis.

Green Home Fix

By using energy-efficient light bulbs, you’ll save on energy resources and reduce your energy utility costs. It’s easy to quickly change all of the light bulbs in your home in one day.

Where to Buy

Staples and Lowes offer energy-efficient light bulbs.

3. Choose Natural Lawn Fertilizers

kids on grass in green home

The Problem

Lawn fertilizers promote the proper growth of grass and plants, keep the lawn green, and add nutrients to the soil. That said, harmful chemicals in fertilizers can cause groundwater contamination and pollution in the air. Chemicals in fertilizers have been linked to several illnesses. Kids and pets love spending long days playing in the grass … rolling around in chemicals.

Green Home Fix

You know your kids and pets love spending long sunny days frolicking in the grass. Help them enjoy their favorite playtime activity safely by switching to organic fertilizers. Organic lawn fertilizers improve the quality of the air and water both in and around your home. Also try these sustainable gardening ideas.

Where to Buy

Home Depot and Lowes sell organic fertilizers.

4. Use Water-Efficient Shower Heads

save water with a green home

The Problem

Stop wasting water and money! You may be using gallons of water in your bathroom. Paying such an outrageous amount for your water bills is simply unnecessary.

Green Home Fix

Reduce the amount of water that you use in the shower by installing high-efficiency shower heads.

Where to Buy

Purchase high-efficiency shower heads from places like Home Depot and Walmart.

5. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Problem

Common household appliances in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room may be causing soaring energy costs (especially if they are outdated).

Green Home Fix

Replace old, energy hungry appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers, room air conditioners and water heaters, with Energy Star qualified appliances. Extra perk: you get tax credits for purchasing energy-efficient appliances for your home! Don’t forget to unplug your small electronics when they are not in use to save even more!

Where to Buy

Buy Energy Star Qualified Appliances at Lowes and Target.