Not only is going green good for the environment, it can also be good for your wallet! These top tips will help you save money and make your lifestyle more eco-friendly.
There are plenty of ways to save money in the kitchen and all of these are green too!
- Use cloth napkins instead of paper. You’ll reduce your trash output and you’ll save money in the long run, plus cloth napkins always look far fancier!
- Cook from scratch rather than from a packet. Pre-made food is not only pricey, it is often packaged badly, and this means there is far more waste at the end.
- Invest in a slow cooker. Pressure cookers can use less than 70% energy than a stove and you can make delicious one pot meals that simmer all day and are ready to eat when you get home.
- Cut back on meat. Not only is meat expensive, it is the less green option – literally and figuratively. There are some amazing meat alternatives, or you can simply up your veggie intake and eat more nuts and legumes.
Water Saving Tips
Water is an essential resource, and it is also one we can save on.
- Use a reusable bottle. Instead of buying water in a bottle invest in a reusable bottle that you can refill from the tap or cooler. This saves on waste, and it saves on water too. A huge mount of water goes into the manufacturing of single use bottles, so cutting back saves everyone.
- Change your showerhead. Bigger showerheads can use a huge amount of water, and if you switch to a water saving one, you’ll be doing yourself a favour.
- Turn off the tap. If you let water run while you brush your teeth, stop! Not only are you wasting water, your bill will be sky high too. If you have a dripping or leaky tap, repair that too, as this wastes a huge amount of water.
Energy Saving Tips
Energy saving is a great way to cut back on costs and keep the green momentum flowing.
- Change the light bulbs. If you have older light bulbs its time to swap them for LEDs. These energy saving bulbs use a lot less power and are actually brighter.
- Turn down the geyser or thermostat. This may not be possible in winter, but it certainly is in summer. Keep tabs on how you are running your geyser ad your thermostat and reduce it as the weather gets warmer. You can also invest in a geyser blanket to keep things warm!
- Carpool to the office. If you don’t have the option of public transport or cycling or walking to work, then carpool! Chances are, you live close to at least one colleague and by buying up you not only save gas, you may also make new friends. Plus, you’ll have more time to play the online slots Australia offers, as you won’t be driving every day.
- Unplug whatever you can. If you are not using an appliance, unplug it! You’ll find many appliances are “vampires” and suck up power just while being plugged in.