Different factors contribute to pollution of air such as construction materials, padding, paints, solvents, and household cleaners. Have indoor air tested with this kit and pursue air fresheners to counteract the negative effects. This will set your mom up for a cleaner, happier, healthier spring and summer!
Give your mom the home improvement of a cooling roof this spring. These roofs are white, which allows them to remain cool for longer than typical roofs, and are made from materials such as metal, tile, and asphalt. These roofs are reasonably priced and will save her money that would typically go toward cooling her house and replacing her roof.
Are you handy? Make your mom a piece of furniture with reclaimed barnwood! Or strip, sand, and refinish her furniture that needs a little love. Reusing wood allows our forests to remain fuller and allows less fuel to be spent on transporting wood. If you don’t already know the ropes, there are some great furniture tutorials on YouTube to guide you!
Change Her Bulbs
We’ve all heard that changing to fluorescent bulbs is eco-friendly, but it can also be a great help for your mom in her day-to-day life. Fluorescent bulbs last about 10 times longer, which will save her time/energy/money in replacing them. She will have fewer instances in which she needs to change a bulb (which can become dangerous if she does it alone) or call you to come change it for her! Swing by any home depot to get bulbs today!
Chances are your mom doesn’t love to cut the grass every week. Does she like golf? You can replace your mom’s grass with synthetic putting greens! This allows her to remove lawn-care from her list, significantly lower her water bill, and play golf whenever she wants! If she doesn’t love golf she can still get a new synthetic yard allowing her to spend less time with upkeep and more time with her preferred downtime activities.
Replace your mom’s old deck with composite decking! This materials is made from a combination of a week waste and recycled plastic, it is exceptionally strong, has longevity, and dimensional stability. It won't warp, crack, splinter or rot like wood. Half made with scrap wood from lumber yards, the other half is shredded polyethylene from milk jugs and shopping bags, the only maintenance needed for this deck is an annual scrubbing!