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How to Make Your Bedroom Eco-Friendly

Watch more How to Go Green at Home videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Improve the planet and your health, and get a better night's sleep, to boot, by greening your bedroom. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Change your sheets When it's time to buy new bedding, look for sheets made from organic or chemically untreated cotton, hemp, or bamboo, which even big wholesale chains now carry. And make sure your next mattress is made from organic cotton, wool, or natural latex or rubber. Step 2: Buy pillows At night, rest your head on a pillow filled with natural stuffing, like feathers and down, natural latex, organic cotton or wool, buckwheat or millet hulls, or recycled polyester fill. Step 3: Find old furniture Find old furniture at flea markets—it's usually higher quality than modern stuff at comparable prices. Almost any piece can look brand new with a little work. Tip If you must buy new furniture, look for pieces made without glue or chemicals. Step 4: Use "green" paint Go with paint marked low- or no-VOCs, meaning they don't release the fumes from volatile organic compounds. Step 5: Ditch wall-to-wall carpeting Ditch the wall-to-wall carpeting in favor of wood floors (recycled wood, preferably) and throw rugs made of natural fibers like sisal, bamboo, sea grass, and organic cotton. Step 6: Dim all the lights Replace the light bulbs in your bedroom with energy-saving low-watt compact fluorescent ones, and install a dimmer. Step 7: Sleep in cotton Sleep in organic cotton nightwear and you won't spend your nights feeling guilty about wearing PJs made from pesticide-laden cotton treated with formaldehyde. Now enjoy sweet, green dreams. Did You Know? Indoor pollution can be three to five times more harmful than outdoor pollution.
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