A reader recently asked for some suggestions of ways to be green and save money at the same time.
Here’s just a few ideas:
- Breastfeed (if you’re a female and you’re a mom of course) 😉
- Make own cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, personal care items. Including but not limited to: laundry detergent/soap, shower cleaner, hand sanitizer, fruit & veggie wash, room sprays, furniture polish
- Cloth diaper (even part time saves $$$! On average, every disposable diaper costs anywhere from .25-.35 each so using a cloth diaper for two diaper changes a day can save you about $250 a year!)
- Use cloth baby wipes (you have to wash those cloth diapers anyways…so why not wash the wipes too!?)
- Use essential oils to deodorize and refresh
- Hack your swiffer wet jet that you used once upon a time.
- Stop using swiffers. Use launder-able cleaning cloths.
- Clean with JUST WATER! (read more here)
- Forget about disposable products in general. Cutlery, paper plates, paper towels, plastic storage bags, cups
- Check your local utility companies to see if they have incentive programs for going green to conservation
- Buy second hand.
- Invest in a stainless steel drinking vessel. The insulated ones are the best!
- Don’t use pesticides! Soapy water to kill ants or boiling water to kill weeds are a few alternatives.
- Use houseplants to clean up your indoor air.
- Grow a garden.
What would you add to this list?