What are some ways for home RENTERS to be eco-friendly without making permanent modifications to the house?

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I rent a house and want to implement some energy-saving or eco-friendly options in my home life, but I won’t be here long enough to bother the landlord with making permanent modifications.

Also, I’m pretty broke. Anybody have any ideas?

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Answer by betty0000
Energy saving lighbulbs make a big difference and are not that expensive.

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3 Responses to “What are some ways for home RENTERS to be eco-friendly without making permanent modifications to the house?”

  1. Kill two birds and turn the heat down and dress warm/use blankets inside.

    You’ll save money and feel more “eco friendly”

  2. Awww hon, I wish you lived near me. I’d give you a worm bin so that you can compost your food wastes and reduce the amount of trash you send to a land fill. In your home though, you can do what a lot of people have done, switch to environmentally sound cleaning products. Quit buying and using Styrofoam (it never degrades, it just gets smaller). Do you recycle your glass/paper/plastic/aluminum? Even if you have to drop it off somewhere, this is good as long as you can drop it off on your way to someplace you need to go anyway. A minor modification you could do is have the owner install a clothes line. You can dry your clothes outdoors in the summer which will save you some money on electricity too. Turn your heat down 2 degrees. If you get chilly, wear a sweater. That saves a bit of $ $ too. Do what you can. Every bit helps. GL

  3. The 1st and most important word in the mantra is reduce. Reduce the toxins in your cleaning supplies, using baking soda and vinegar can save you money and they with a little liquid soap can clean almost anything. Reduce the amount of energy you use, opening windows when to let a cool breeze in or opening drapes to let the sunlight in etc. Adjusting your thermostat up a few degrees in the summer and down in the winter can save energy as well. Only washing full loads of laundry or dishes, and wearing clothes that look clean more than once before washing. Reduce waste, buying the right portion so you don’t have food waste, cooking at home and freezing leftovers can reduce food waste as well. I’ve noticed the healthier I eat the less garbage I create. Processed foods have excessive packaging as well as excessive chemicals.

    Just think frugal and you are being kinder to the planet. Everything we do, use, buy or consume has an impact, so the less we buy the lower our impact.

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