Whether you are a BCC student that has moved into your own place or you are a parent about to send off your teen to college, these 12 tips from TreeHugger can help you make environmentally-friendly choices. This list is aimed at students, but offers great advice to anyone moving into new digs.
Some great ideas to remember:
- Look for used furniture/accessories instead of buying new. Many thrift shops and consignment stores offer great deals on used household items. Also, don’t forget tag sales! Bring some cash and have fun perusing the goods!
- Hoping to score some free stuff? Check out Freecycle and Craigslist. Remember, personal safety is more important than free stuff, so use your brain and discretion when using these sites.
- Personalize your new finds! Painting, refinishing, and changing out the hardware is a great way to create unique pieces for your new living space. This list from Buzzfeed has some great and quirky ideas!
- Try to buy eco-friendly goods when possible. There are plenty of green options for school supplies, cleaning products, and even toilet paper. Take a few minutes to read those labels in the store!
Have fun! Be green!