1. Shop locally: area lumber houses, mom-and-pop hardware stores, local cabinet and furniture makers, regional manufacturers, designers, architects, builders, and indie shelter shops.
2. Hire an air quality expert to assess your home’s breathing. Healthy Space, Glenside, 215-233-1852; healthyspaces.com
4. Spruce up a vintage chair with hand-painted upholstery. Lauren Rossi Designs, lardink.com
5. Plant a hearty window box—or hire your favorite garden guru to do the same. Main Line Flowerpot and Windowbox Co., Wayne, 610-254-0220; mainlineflowerpot.com
6. Build a bouquet of locally grown, single-color blooms.
7. Explore architectural salvage warehouses: Some of the coolest finds come from old houses.
8. Invest in a reusable and fashionable tote — or two — for groceries. Gypsystyle.com
10. Leave the lights off (until you need them). Hurrah for daylight savings!