It is pretty obvious if you are a reader here that you care about the environment. But sometimes, caring about the environment can come at a great cost to your pocket book. It is a shame that sometimes the most economical way of doing things is the worst for our environment, and the best way of treating our environment ends up being the most expensive.
Rather than sacrifice environmental-friendliness for a budget-friendly remodel, or protect the environment but lose out big time in your bank account, why not do both at the same time? By learning how to do things yourself, becoming a master of DIY, you can save both money and protect the environment. No one is saying you need to become a master carpenter or journeyman electrician, but you can certainly tackle a number of home projects far more cheaply and environmentally-friendly than if you were to buy whole new products pre-manufactured.
Going the DIY Route
Head to Home Depot and take a look at all of the many beautiful products available there. A lot of the products you are going to want to look at if you are interested in DIY and saving the environment are not the already manufactured ones, but the raw materials you can get. Make wise use of these materials, and you can end up saving many valuable natural resources from being utilized to create an item that doesn’t really fit your needs. When you sculpt an item to fit your needs precisely, there is a lot less waste.
But if you are buying all of these materials and tools, aren’t you going to end up spending more money than if you had just bought an item at a store? Not necessarily. Take advantage of the many different coupons offered by Home Depot’s new partnership with Groupon and you will be scoring savings of 30% and 50%. You can even take advantage of cash discounts. There is no need to spend extra money to be environmentally friendly if you are willing to put in a little bit of effort to customize your home yourself.