Wash All Your Clothes In Cold Water. I have been washing all my clothes in cold water for years with no ill effects. So don’t listen to anyone who tries to make you believe you need to use hot water on your clothes. Washing in cold water saves you money and helps your items last longer, too.
Install Compact Fluorescent Bulbs or LEDs. Saves money and reduces energy use, period. No ifs, ands, or buts. Change out those bulbs and see the difference in your electric bill.
Hang A Laundry Line. Remember the dryer I mentioned above? Eliminate it altogether by hanging your laundry outside when you can. Free is always better than a higher utility bill.
Properly Inflate Your Car Tires. Saves gas and wear on your tires, and at most costs you a quarter at the gas station. Check your tires at least once a month for proper inflation.
Skip Bottled Water. Talk about saving money by going green! Bottled water is mostly just filtered tap water, but at their prices our monthly water bills would run $9,000 were we to sell it. Save a ton of money and eliminate plastic bottles from your waste stream all at once.
Use Bar Soap Instead Of Soap In Plastic Bottles. What’s the difference between bar soap and bottled soap? The plastic bottle that needs to be recycled once it’s empty. Save the bottle from even being needed in the first place, never mind the recycling of it, by switching to bar soaps instead of body wash.
Invest In Well-Made Goods. Can’t afford to “buy green”? Well then, how about buying well-made instead? You can save money on green products, but you can save even more by purchasing stuff that lasts a lifetime.
Walk or Bike to Work. Walking and biking are free, provide good exercise, and emit no emissions. What’s not to love about that? Talk about saving money by going green!
Install A Low-Flow Shower Head. Low-flow shower heads are not the same as they were years ago. They provide plenty of water pressure now, and should be on everyone’s to-do list for their home. For just a few bucks you can save a fortune on your water bill.
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