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10 Sustainable Living Ideas for Your Jones Home

Jones Renter Using Eco-Friendly Kitchen ProductsIf you’re finding a Jones home that supports sustainable living, you’re not alone. Environmental awareness is at an all-time high. Because of this, many people are searching for new ways to preserve resources, reuse materials, and change consumption habits. More than their positive impact on the environment, these sustainable habits also impact individual consumption practices. This is why they are gaining popularity around the world. Here are ten ideas that you can consider using as a renter to get you started on creating a more sustainable lifestyle.

1. Avoid single-use items

It sounds easy, but refraining from single-use items can be a challenge. Some examples of items that are made to be used once and then thrown away would be plastic straws, paper towels, plastic cutlery, and so on. An awesome way to kick things off if you’re just starting is to cut down the amount of these products you use.

2. Opt-out of plastic bags

Plastic shopping bags are another single-use item that is taking up landfills and oceans. While recycling your plastic bags is can be a good start, also try opting out of plastic altogether through the use of reusable shopping bags.

3. Reuse and recycle

A lot of the products we buy come in containers that could be put to further use or recycled. To provide you examples, you can repurpose glass jars, boxes, and other items to become beautiful home décor. And items like cardboard, wood, aluminum, and glass can often be recycled. These are all great means to create a more sustainable lifestyle.

4. Only buy what you need

Beyond reusing and recycling whenever you can, you should also reduce the number of items you buy or opt for bulk items with less packaging. If you only buy what you need and try to select containers that take up less space, you can simplify your life while making it more sustainable.

5. Make your own cleaning products

Because a lot of cleaning products are not recyclable or biodegradable, it can be a waste of resources. Consider making your cleaning products to stay away from having waste (and harsh chemicals, to boot). Most of the items in your home can be cleaned with simple ingredients and a soft rag.

6. Bring the outdoors in

Turn to beautiful greenery to brighten and freshen any room. Houseplants not only aid in freshening indoor air, but they also add natural beauty to your home.

7. Utilize natural light

Another great way to get sustainable, renewable energy sources is to provide more natural light into your home. If possible, turn off electric lights and open your blinds and shades to light up your home. You can save energy while getting a mood boost from the sunlight.

8. Cut down on energy use

Apart from turning off lights that are not being used, you should also unplug electrical appliances when they are not being used. Televisions, game systems, lamps, and other appliances still utilize electricity even when they are in sleep mode or turned off. By unplugging them, you could reduce your energy use as a whole while maybe saving a bit on your utility bills, too.

9. Adjust your thermostat

Maintaining a consistent temperature indoors is a sustainable approach to heating and cooling your home. If you’re thinking you can save money by only using the furnace or air conditioner when you’re home, you’re actually putting strain on your HVAC system if you rapidly heat or cool a house since it can use up a lot of energy. Try setting your thermostat maybe one or two degrees warmer in the summer or a bit cooler in winter, and leave it there instead. This is may become more efficient and energy-conscious in the long run.

10. Conserve water

Besides conserving energy, there are many things you can do to save water, too. Turning off the taps while brushing your teeth, soaping up in the shower, or washing dishes are a few things you should always try to do. You should be utilizing water-conserving appliances whenever possible, and capture and reuse water whenever you can.


Being a renter doesn’t mean you can’t live a sustainable life. But the rental house you are in can either make it easier or harder to get the sustainability you want. If you’re ready for a rental home that will better support your desired lifestyle, reach out to Real Property Management Elevate or check out our listings online.

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