How small living rooms can help you lead a green life

As much as we all want to live in a big sprawling space; living in a small house, especially a smaller room is not always easy. More importantly, when you share it with other people. It may look like a very challenging feat to achieve, but it is quite possible and beneficial to create and maintain a healthy living in a limited space. One may have to make some hard choices between things to keep and things to let go. It may seem like a difficult art to master but, there are many benefits that eventually can help you lead a more environmental friendly green living. It can also help you achieve happiness and maximize efficient green living in a limited space.

How small living rooms can help you lead a green life

So, how small living rooms actually can help you lead a green life?

1. Less lighting

One may not realize it immediately, but one of the key contributor to a more environment friendly living is in the size of the room itself. The smaller the room is, the smaller will be the lighting requirement for the room. Hence, less number of lighting equipments leads to the lesser impact on the environment. Also, there will be big savings on less consumption of electricity over the longer period of time.

2. Less heating and cooling requirement

Less living space also means the heating requirement during winters and cooling requirement during summers will be lot less than a conventional space, which means less burden on the environment and more savings on electricity, and corresponding bills.

3. Less means more

One of the downside or call it upside of living in a small room is that you will only keep the most vital things in your room. This may seem like a bad thing at first, but it will force you to keep and spend on things that are most important to you, doing away with wooden furniture, and other items that will bring additional cost and put demand on things derived from the environment. For example, the less we buy wood based furniture, less will be the trees cut to make them. By reducing the consumption of such environment-burdening materials, we contribute directly to the green living.

4. More options to reduce environmental burden

Solar panels in the recent decade have found acceptance around the globe in homes and offices to meet some of the power requirements. This reduces the dependence on electricity, whose generation puts a lot of load on the natural resources of our planet. But, the solar panels are insufficient to completely replace the entire power requirement of most homes. But, the electricity requirement of small rooms is much less than a conventional room. This maximizes the practical usability of such alternative technologies to power your space leading to great savings over time and reduce burden on the environment.

5. More green activity

Less space means you will run out of space to stack up old newspapers and other clutters, and this will lead you to put a routine in place to keep the room in order and discourage habits of amassing wastage by collecting unwanted things at home. It also means you will have less space to buy and keep things that usually reduce productivity and distract you from being social. The less you are distracted, the more time you spend in social activities and the less you are likely to get consumed in activities that drains the environment one way or the other.

6. ‘Necessity is the mother of all invention’

As the saying goes, most inventions or efficient way of doing something is created under circumstances that calls for smarter approach. When people live in smaller space it encourages them to think differently to address their daily needs for space. It is much easier to manage and maintain smaller space, which translates to big cuts on utilities. Green living also encourages them to plan for recycling programs for plastics and other consumables, and advocates to use energy efficient appliances and electronics that eventually benefits both the user and the environment.

The bottomline

Living in a smaller space is much easier than it may look otherwise and at the same time, smaller space does not necessarily mean a cramped living experience. All it takes is a bit of awareness and creativity to set up a joyful and complete room, which not only reduces the consumption level of energy and maintenance, but also helps the environment. Going forward, living in smaller sized rooms will be a key lifestyle choice towards a greener living.

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