Decorate Your Home Sustainably
Buying from a second-hand, reuse furniture store encourages an eco-friendly way of life. Here are a few ways that you can decorate your home sustainably.
Cuts Resources Used: The creation of new furniture needs a lot of natural wood, water, and energy. By buying second-hand furniture, you can cut the demand for new furniture created.
Lowers Waste: When furniture is thrown-out and ends up in landfills, it adds to the growing problem of waste. By buying second-hand furniture, you stop usable items from being thrown away and extends their life. This cuts the amount of furniture waste that would end up in landfills.
Buying Local: Buying from a second-hand furniture store supports a circular lifestyle. Furniture is kept in use for as long as possible. By increasing the life of furniture through reuse, you help to lower waste.
Think before you Spend: Choosing to buy second-hand furniture encourages a move away from the “throwaway” lifestyle. It encourages a more thoughtful approach to buying. It encourages people to consider quality, durability, and reuse over constant buying of new items.
Lowers Greenhouse Gases: The creation and transportation of new furniture put out greenhouse gases into the earth. By choosing second-hand furniture, you cut the need for new furniture and transportation, resulting in a lower footprint. Additionally, reusing furniture lowers the energy with the removal and recycling of old furniture.