Here are just a few ways to live more eco-friendly:
- Shop local. Purchasing local products offers an impressive way of reducing pollution that results from supply chain logistics.
- Opt for natural and organic beauty products. There are many items you already have in your kitchen that you can use for organic beauty products. It will keep your skin and the environment happy.
- There are other items around the home that can be recycled outside of kitchen paper and plastics such as unused electronics, old books, and clothes.
- Avoid drinking bottled water. Plastic waste hurts the environment significantly.
- Personalize gift wrapping. Creatively re-using wrapping, tags and bows can offer cheap ways for saving the world’s trees.
- Switch to a bike when you can. It can save you money and help you stay in shape.
- Always have reusable bags on hand for unplanned shopping. Plastic bags are among the largest contributors to landfills worldwide.
- Use energy efficient light bulbs to reduce waste and save money.
- Eat Local! Buy locally grown food and eat out at locally sourced restaurants.
- Invest in a smart home device that automatically adjusts your thermostat when you are not home, and tracks your usage to help save you money and reduces energy use.
At Republic Title, we want to make your job easier. That’s why we are sharing this helpful state-by-state guide. Containing valuable information, this guide provides a detailed look at local customs throughout the nation. If you need more information, please reach out to your Commercial Services representative.
Once the ground has thawed and the trees begin to bud, it’s time to prepare your home for spring. On top of your regular spring cleaning, you’ll also want to consider these general home maintenance tips. Use our spring home maintenance checklist to make sure everything in your home from the basement to the roof is in tip-top shape.
• Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.
• Change the air-conditioner filter.
• Clean window and door screens.
• Polish wood furniture, and dust light fixtures.
• Refinish the deck.
• Power-wash windows and siding.
• Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
• Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
• Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank.
• Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration.
• Vacuum lint from dryer vent.
• Inspect chimney for damage.
• Repair or replace caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors, and mechanicals.
• Remove insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads.
• Have air-conditioning system serviced.
• Drain or flush water heater.
• Fertilize your lawn.