5 small changes to make your home more sustainable

5 small changes to make your home more sustainable

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We've all felt the sting of rising gas & electric prices. But what if there was a way not only to save on energy, but make your home more sustainable too?

Here's a few simple ways to make your home more green, the Wilton way. 

1. Do full laundry loads 

We know how tempting it is to throw in your favourite coffee-stained blouse in for a quick wash, but did you know the average wash takes up 19 gallons of water?

Lessen the load (quite literally) by only doing full laundry loads and hand-washing for single items. 

P.S  - Here's our ultimate hand-washing guide to get you started

2. Turn off standby mode 

Whether it's your telly or the kettle, unless switched off, all your electronics and appliances are still using up energy in your home (that you don't need). 

Of course, manually turning off all your switches every night can be a pain, so consider getting a smart power strip to do it for your automatically or a Hive Plug to do it through your phone. 

3. Go easy on the kettle 

Raise your hand if you've ever filled the kettle up to the top...and used about half the water (don't worry, our hands are raised too). If you can believe it, we as a country waste about £68 MILLION pounds a year just from overfilling the kettle

The solution? Just top up as much as you need and you can save as much as 30% of the energy you've been using. 

4. Use the eco settings on your boiler and dishwasher

If you take a look on your boiler, dishwasher or even washing machine you'll notice there's usually an 'Eco mode' designed to heat water more slowly and save energy in the process. 

The only downside here is it takes longer, but in the words of Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, "All good things come to those who wait". 

5. Use natural cleaning products 

Of course we'd be remiss if we didn't talk about the benefits of using natural cleaning products in your home (I mean, have you tried our multi-surface?). 

By avoiding harsh chemicals, dyes and fragrances in your home you're instantly minimising your impact on the environment as eco products are less toxic and have lower carbon footprints than traditional cleaning products. 

How do you make your home more sustainable? Leave us your tips in the comments. 


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  • I recently found a new use for my old pillows that had lost their bounce. After washing them , I cut them up, sewed up the ends and made them into new cushion pads. It saves all that I in recyclable waste going into landfill.

    Robbie Burns on

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