Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is all about making conscious decisions that take into account the environment and sustainability. It can touch every aspect of your life, giving you the opportunity to make real and positive changes. And while eco-friendly choices may not seem like they will lead to glamourous, trendy, and stylish options, the fact is that today there are all kinds of trending sustainable home products that can make your home look spectacular all while being mindful of the environment.
So, if you’re looking to make some real changes in your lifestyle, here’s a look at the top trending sustainable home products in 2021 that will ensure you live an eco-friendly lifestyle. At the very least, they can act as inspiration and help you to make more eco-conscious decisions in the future.
Green Cleaning Products – an Easy and Impactful Change
If you’re looking for a really easy way to transition into a more eco-friendly lifestyle then a good place to start is with replacing all those cleaning products in the house with green or clean products. You will find everything from the cleaning products themselves – meaning soap, laundry detergent, and household cleaners – to dish sponges, cleaning cloths, and so forth.
If you don’t want to buy green products, you can always make your own with such ingredients as white vinegar and baking soda. There are plenty of “recipes” online that will show you how to make your own green products to be used all through the house.
When you’ve been in the habit of using disposable paper towels to clean up messes in the house, you can also make the switch to organize reusable cloth towels. You won’t be generating waste, they do just as good of a job, they are soft so they won’t scratch or damage surfaces, are absorbent, and easy to throw in the laundry once you’re done with it. It’s a good idea to have a number on hand so that you always have a fresh clean supply.
Food Storage and Shopping Bags Can be Eco-Friendly
Long gone are the days where single-use food storage and shopping bags are the only options available to homeowners. Nowadays, you can find a wide array of reusable products that will eliminate all that waste. In terms of food storage, you can get rid of the plastic wrap and plastic baggies and instead use silicon covers, reusable produce bags that you wash out, reusable bread bags and bulk food bags, and so forth.
Whenever you’re out and about running errands you can also take a reusable shopping bag with you so as you don’t need a single-use plastic bag. It’s a small change but it has a real impact.
Reusable Cups and Storage Containers
This brings us to the next change you can make in your journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Reusable cups and food containers are a fabulous way to cut down on waste in the home, and they are also highly functional. A refillable water bottle, a to-go mug for your coffee each day, and food containers for your leftovers will all ensure you’re generating much less waste.
Sustainable Bedding and Linens are a Natural Choice
And it’s not just food storage and cleaning products where you can make an impact, it’s also in the textiles you use in your home. Your bedding and linens provide a great opportunity to check out some of the trending styles that are so hot right now.
A few things to keep in mind as you shop for eco-friendly linens and bedding is the fact it’s about more than just the material they use. You also want to look for companies that don’t treat the materials with chemicals, use safe environmental practices in terms of their manufacturing, and sell at a fair price. You’ll find such things as fair-trade pillows, organic sheets and towels, and even biodegradable fill-comforters.
Choose an Eco-Friendly Country to Live In
Now if you’re looking to make a big change in your life and really commit to a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of life, then you may be open to moving to a different country. Choosing an eco-friendly country to live in means you’ll have greater access to those sustainable home products and items since it is a country that embraces the lifestyle.
One country that stands out as being extremely eco-friendly is Malta. It has an extremely high EPI (Environmental Performance Index) rating, mainly due to the fact that Malta makes extremely smart use of its water and its water resources. Water is quite scarce in Malta, even though it’s an island, so the country has really taken a lot of steps to ensure no water goes to waste.
But what about living in Malta? A recent study by maltasothebysrealty.com suggests that Malta is a very safe and sound investment in terms of real estate. Even if you are just thinking about buying a vacation property in Malta where you can retreat to for a few months a year, it is consistently seen as a “favorable investment opportunity”.
And it’s not just Malta that is making a mark in terms of being an eco-friendly country; there are other spots such as Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and France.
It’s a Process
The most important thing to keep in mind as you make these eco-friendly decisions is that it’s a process. It will take a lot of steps and a lot of time to make all the changes, but each little one has an impact.