Help the environment, 10 tips at a time!
Our cleaning service will maintain the inside of your home, but what about your daily interactions and adventures into the world outside? We’ve listed a few tips provided by our friends at the Food Network to help you keep your kitchen eco-friendly, inside and out.
Look for locally grown produce at farmers’ markets, farm stands and food co-ops. You get fresher fare, support your community and help reduce fuel waste and emissions from long-distance shipping.
Keep an eye on the “9″.
Check the numbered stickers on fruits and veggies. If they start with #9, your produce is organic, meaning it’s grown pesticide-free.
B.Y.O.B. – “bring your own bag”.
Skip your supermarket’s plastic bags and transport groceries in reusable tote bags or canvas produce sacks.
Ditch the plastic bottles.
Outfit your kitchen tap with a purified water filter, and tote around a refillable sports bottle, made of glass, aluminum or recycled plastic.
Kick those cleaned-out cans, jars, plastic bottles, pizza boxes and even used tin foil to the curb on recycling day. When sorting plastic containers, look for #2 and #3 on the bottom and trash or reuse the rest.
Buy in bulk, pick fresh ingredients and look for products with limited — or at least recyclable — packaging. Switch to cloth napkins or buy paper towels and napkins labeled “recycled,” “unbleached” and/or “post-consumer waste.”
Outdoor grills take less energy than your stove and keep heat out of the house, reducing costly strain on your AC. Better still: upgrade to induction cooking — it’s most efficient.
Fill empty space in your refrigerator or freezer with crumpled newspapers or full water bottles — it improves cooling and saves electricity and money.
Feed fresh kitchen scraps (no meats or oils, please) to a compost pile. Then use the nutrient-rich compost to perk up your herb garden.
Scour cast-iron pans with salt to preserve seasoning, turn off the tap while scrubbing dishes and only run a full dishwasher. Plus, stock your pantry with the best natural cleaners: baking soda, lemon juice, white vinegar and club soda.
If we could have said the words better ourselves, we would! These tips are important not just for the environment, but to help you cut down on your own costs as well.
A better life, a better home, a better clean.
Green Elite Cleaning Services – New York’s premier eco-friendly cleaning service!