These days people are becoming mindful about the environment. We seem to be in a ‘scarcity mentality’ while there is a non-stop increase in rubbish and pollution. Living a little greener sometimes can be a bit daunting and expensive. But think about this: By choosing to be more environmentally mindful, you are not just making your lifestyle more sustainable to a better world but in return it also puts money back in your pocket as well.
Here are some ways for you to save money while going green.
Avoid running tap water while brushing your teeth.
Only do the laundry and dishwasher when it’s a full load.
Fix leaky taps and install low-flush toilets.
These are just some of the few ways to save water around your house and most of them don’t require any money to do so.
Replace light bulbs with LED lights.
Invest in LEDs as it can save you hundreds of dollars and even a lot of energy. LED lights can use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs and can last 25 times longer. In fact, these lights can last as long as 10 years or more. Buy them on sale and replace only when needed.
Stop receiving paper bill statements and go paperless.
Tired of receiving paper bank or credit card statements that go directly into the shredder? Now is the time to go digital! Take a few minutes to request online statements instead. By doing so, you are saving paper which is made from trees and money too. Just be sure to regularly check your balances and online statements so you don’t fall behind after making the switch.
Looking for some web tools to store all your files? You can use services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Recycle your old electronic gadgets
Electronic gadgets contain hazardous materials that usually end up in landfills if not properly disposed. Some electronic stores are now offering to swap old and broken gadgets to a new upgraded electronic device with special discounts.
Reduce your commute
When running errands use public transportation or go on your bike whenever possible. This will save you petrol, reduce the number of individual trips and helps improve the air quality of your suburb or city.
Buy second-hand furniture.
These days you can buy almost anything used in good shape. Buying recycled furniture helps reduce consumer footprint, saves you money and saves one more thing from going to a landfill.
You can look for decent furniture on some websites such as Indeed or Gumtree.
So, there you have it. These are just some of the hundreds of ways to start going green. It is actually easier than you think and it is something that you should absolutely jump into. 😊