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I genuinely like to find new ways to make my home renovations less messy and more eco-friendly. And with spring finally appearing in the northern hemisphere, I thought I’d brighten everyone’s day with a fun list of easy home renovation projects that reduce waste. 

Easy Home Renovation Projects That Reduce Waste

As our world becomes increasingly digitized, the amount of electronic waste (E-waste) produced continues to grow at an alarming rate. In 2016, global E-waste production reached 44.7 million metric tons, and it is estimated that this number will exceed 52 million metric tons by 2023. This rapid growth in E-waste presents a serious environmental challenge, as most electronic devices contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and arsenic that can contaminate soil and water supplies if not disposed of properly.

Do you ever spend hours marathoning HGTV and then want to change everything about your home? I can tell you, you’re not alone! But instead of spending money on home renovations, opt for these home remodeling projects you can DIY to save money (and reduce waste) instead.

4 Home Remodeling Projects You Can DIY To Save Money

Making the decision to live in a way that is more environmentally friendly can be daunting and exciting; you know you want to have a positive impact on the planet (or at least less of an impact) and have all the energy that comes with starting a new and worthy project. You probably know that you’re in for a huge learning curve, but you feel ready. The following will explore a few easy steps you can take to make your bathroom more eco-friendly. The goal is to find those initial changes that can get the ball rolling and give you the emotional enjoyment of some smaller wins early on in your eco-friendly journey.

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I’ve never seen a porch that didn’t have serious cozy potential. So if you’re a people watcher or connoisseur of all things relaxing, a homey porch may just be your new refuge. This guide to cozying up your porch will help you design a porch sanctuary.

The Ultimate Guide To Cozying Up Your Porch

Growing your own produce is more sustainable and often healthier than buying produce in a grocery store. While gardening is great, the seasons and climate you live in may limit what you can grow outside. Greenhouses let you bypass those limitations and safely grow the produce you want. Keep reading to learn some tips for building your own greenhouse so you can make this healthy, eco-friendly change to your home. 

Top Tips for Building Your Own Greenhouse

As the weather gets warmer, many people want to spruce up their homes to welcome the seasonal shift to spring. Redecorating can be wasteful if you get rid of perfectly good items because of a new season. However, there are ways to avoid this and refresh your space while being environmentally conscious. Keep reading as I share some great eco-friendly decorating tips to spruce up your home this spring.

Decorating Tips To Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

Finding new ways to transform old furniture is one of my favorite ways to upcycle. There’s nothing better than breathing new life into things you might otherwise throw away. If you find yourself with an old bookcase and no idea what to do with it, don’t toss it out! Instead, reduce your waste and explore different ways you can repurpose bookshelves.

Different Ways You Can Repurpose Bookshelves