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Simple At-Home Switches That Will Help The Planet

As we go about our daily lives at home, it can slip our minds to think of how the products we use affect the environment. Larger installations at home, such as solar panels, are often what people think of when the suggestion is made to make your home greener. While those grander solutions are great, you can still make small changes here and there that are inexpensive and require little effort. We want to show you just how easy it can be to be more eco-friendly with very simple switches that you can implement in your home. The more homes that are planet-conscious, the bigger the positive impact.

Don’t Get Plastic Cutlery With Your Takeout Order

If you’re ordering in, let the restaurant know that you don’t want plastic forks or spoons, and get used to digging into your meal at home with your own cutlery. Your cutlery is sitting in the drawer, so why not? This simple switch will mean just the tiniest bit more effort of washing up but will reduce the distribution of an incredible amount of unneeded disposable cutlery.

Opt For Bare Soaps

Many hand soaps come in pumps and unnecessary packaging. Considering that soap (and many other bathroom products) are used daily, soap bottles pile up in no time. Instead, get your supplies in bars from skincare stores that are cruelty-free and use less packaging. These days you can even get shampoo and conditioner in bars. You can also take the opportunity to support a local business who produce handmade soaps, plus, without the packaging, you can smell them before you buy!

Silicone Mats Instead Of Baking Paper

If you love to bake cookies and cakes, you’ll know how easy it is to go through a roll of baking paper. Instead of the constant waste, grab a silicone mat for your oven. They don’t need to be greased and they’re non-stick, so it won’t mess with your cooking. Best of all, you can use it time and time again!

Biodegradable Rubbish Bags

Plastic is one of the biggest culprits in harming the environment. Instead of going through a plastic rubbish bag each day, opt for a biodegradable one that will break down rather than end up in the ocean or landfill. Not only can you use them around the house, in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, you can also take them on walks with your dog and use them as waste bags.

Switch Your Shower Head

You might not even know it, but by having your daily shower you could be wasting litres and litres of water more than necessary. By simply switching your shower head, you can still have a relaxing shower with comfortable water pressure and simultaneously cut water consumption by a huge amount. You can also use a shower timer to reduce water usage.

Reusable Water Bottles & Coffee Cups

Instead of buying a bulk of plastic water bottles for the household, buy a stainless-steel water bottle for each family member and refill them each day. The same goes for coffee; if you’re going to a café, pack a reusable coffee cup or thermos in your bag and take it with you. When you do it once, you’ll form a habit and eventually do it all the time. If you buy a coffee every workday, that’s 20 single-use cups and lids that you’re saving from going to waste.


Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

Belinda, Jordan Springs, Acacia 4 Urban

I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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