Last week we discussed what going green was and I gave you five challenges that would help you save money while going green. That went so well that I decided that each week I would give you 5 tips to save money going green.
5 Tips To Save Money Going Green
- Use Cloth Napkins. This might seem like extra work, but it will save you money in the long run, and it keeps your waste minimal. Plus, with awesome napkins like these, why wouldn’t you use cloth?
- Ditch Disposable Plates. And Knives. And Forks. It’s tempting to use them so that you have an easier cleanup, but increasing the pile of garbage is not helping the planet or your wallet. Besides, I have really pretty plates, so why not show them off?
- Use Your Toaster Oven. Toaster ovens are cheaper and less wasteful than conventional ones. They’re also faster and require no pre-heating.
- Use Your Microwave. They use even less energy than toaster ovens!
- Unplug. A lot of appliances, (un)affectionately called “vampire appliances,” use up electricity even when they’re switched off. Set top boxes (like Google TV and Apple TV) are the worst culprits, but DVD players, modems, and computers also act like little Draculas, sucking up power even when they’re meant to be “dead”. Taking a wooden stake to your appliances is one solution, but the cheapest might be to invest in a power strip and turn it off every time appliances aren’t in use—or just go the manual route and pull the plug.
I hope you have enjoyed these 5 tips to save money going green! More than anything, I hope that you will put them into action in your own home, and tell me how it is going for you! If you have any ideas that you would like to share, please comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!