Posted on Jan 24, 2011 | Comments 0
In case you are leading a green lifestyle or you are simply trying to save some money, here are few green tips that can help you in this matter.
Saving money is also about creativity, so don’t turn your back on modern ideas like swap-clothes online. It is a trend that saves you money for buying new clothes.
Second hand clothing is popular, cheap and very useful, for it cuts down the expense in the environment. Fixing your torn clothes instead of throwing them in the garbage is also an option.
Reusing your old items is another way to save money and to go green. Before you decide to throw any item, just see if you can fix it, reuse it…etc.
In case you really need to buy something new, make sure it is green certificated and it will last longer (is durable).
Try to cut down your water waste by taking shorter showers. This is one of the most popular ways to cut down your water bill. If you need 5 minutes to take a shower, make it 3 or 2.
This way you are saving the water, the energy and the environment. Installing more efficient shower heads is a good idea, in case you want to cut down the water waste.
The green cleaning is also a good method that saves money and it is a good alternative to the toxic cleaning products.
Instead of buying those products, try some old cleaning recipe like baking soda with vinegar, borax and elbow grease. Try to wash your clothes in cold water and avoid using the electric clothes dryer. This will save 30 percent more energy.
Lighting also consumes lot of energy. Try to turn the lights off when they are not in use. Do the same with the TV, instead of leaving it on stand-by mode.
You should replace your bulbs with energy efficient ones, for it will cut down your electricity bill with at least 20 percent. Try to do an energy audit, because this will save you lots of money.
Avoid buying magazines, books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Instead, go to the local library or rent them at the local DVD store. Using rechargeable batteries saves you money and this way you are also saving the environment.
Filed Under: Tips & Ideas