Winter can be a tough time to be eco-friendly, between heating bills in the cold winter months, and celebrating holidays. There are lots of great ways to be a little greener in the winter months. Why not be more eco-friendly and save on your utility bills at the same time?

Winterize your home

Winterizing is a great way to cut down on your utility bills and save on heating costs.  There are so many ways you can winterize your home and save on utilities, which in turn is better for the earth. A window insulation kit can reduce drafts in windows. Not only is pipe insulation useful for keeping your pipes better insulated, but can reduce the chance of pipes freezing in the wintertime. Door weather stripping or door draft stoppers are common ways to prevent costly drafts.

Program Your Thermostat

By getting a programmable thermostat, you can cut down on how much energy you use. A program allows you to save money by reducing heating, from during the day if you are at work, to at night, when you can be cozy in bed. Consider setting a lower temperature at night, since you can add on another blanket or wear warmer pajamas.

Reusable Mugs

Warm drinks are a great way to keep warm in the winter. However, you can cut down on single-use cups by getting an insulated travel mug. Not only will it be better for the planet, a stainless mug can keep your drink warm for hours.

Dress Warmly

By turning down your thermostat, you will save on heating bills and also be more eco-friendly. Wear an extra layer and some cozy socks to stay warmer, and you can cut back on the energy you use to heat your home.

Use a More Eco-Friendly Ice Melter

Ice melting products can be harsh on the environment and pets as well, so it is better if you can find a pet-safe ice melter that is also more gentle on the environment.

Use more Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap

The winter months can mean a lot of waste when it comes to wrapping gifts, including Christmas and Valentine’s Day. There are lots of options for creating less waste and choosing more sustainable products. Check out my blog post on Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas.