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12 Easy Ways To Go Green (And Save Cash)

Posted By Tipnut On May 16, 2008 @ 6:30 am In Frugal Living | 7 Comments

Picture of Earth Friendly Symbol - Tipnut.comHere are a few ideas to help cut household waste, consume less plus most of these tips will save you a few dollars every month.

The added bonus: they’re all ways to introduce a little earth friendliness into your home.

12 Easy Ways To Go Green

  1. Use A Clothesline: see How to Use a Clothesline [1], Lazy Line Dry [2] and 11 Free Clothespin Bag Patterns [3].
  2. Compost Kitchen Waste: see Free Tips & Tutorials For Compost Bins & Boxes [4].
  3. Cut Down On Plastic Bags & Packaging: see 35 Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make – Free Patterns [5].
  4. Cut The Chemicals: see Tipnut’s Cleaning Recipes [6], many are environmentally friendly and very frugal.
  5. Plant A Garden: Not only for food, but you can also plant sunflowers to help bees thrive. Also see Make Your Own Organic Potting Soil [7] and more Gardening tips [8].
  6. Repurpose What You Can Use: see 20 Things You Can Use Twice Before Tossing [9].
  7. Recycle What You Can’t Use: see a couple recycling center projects on this page [10].
  8. Cut Oil & Gas Consumption: Even shaving just 30 minutes a week from our driving time, we can cut 26 hours of driving time a year–that’s a lot of fuel per person! Walk more, bike more, carpool when possible, take public transportation, plan your errands more effectively (to save time and driving).
  9. Limit Paper Products: Use cloth napkins instead of paper, cloth rags instead of paper towels, use washable/reusable plastic cutlery & dishes instead of paper plates.
  10. Respect Paper: Opt out of junk mail, use up scraps to make scratch pads, shred used paper for packing material, recycle when possible, buy recycled paper.
  11. Use Rain Water: Take advantage of free rain water for your garden & lawn needs, see How to Install a Rainbarrel [11], How to Harvest Rainwater [12], Build a Rain Garden [13] and Rain Barrel Guide [14].
  12. Use energy efficient light bulbs, rechargeable batteries (no waste), and make a move to energy efficient appliances as you can afford. These not only help reduce your energy needs, they also help save cash!

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[1] How to Use a Clothesline: http://badmomgoodmom.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-use-clothesline.html

[2] Lazy Line Dry: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazy-Line-Dry/

[3] 11 Free Clothespin Bag Patterns: http://tipnut.com/11-free-clothespin-bag-patterns/

[4] Free Tips & Tutorials For Compost Bins & Boxes: http://tipnut.com/compost-bins-diy/

[5] 35 Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make – Free Patterns: http://tipnut.com/35-reusable-grocery-bags-totes-free-patterns/

[6] Tipnut’s Cleaning Recipes: http://tipnut.com/category/cleaning/cleaning-recipes/

[7] Make Your Own Organic Potting Soil: http://tipnut.com/sterilize-soil/

[8] more Gardening tips: http://tipnut.com/category/garden-tips/

[9] 20 Things You Can Use Twice Before Tossing: http://tipnut.com/20-things-you-can-use-twice-before-tossing/

[10] recycling center projects on this page: http://tipnut.com/furniture-projects/

[11] How to Install a Rainbarrel: http://playinginthedirt.ca/2008/04/26/how-to-install-a-rainbarrel/

[12] How to Harvest Rainwater: http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/52droughttolerant/

[13] Build a Rain Garden: http://www.lowimpactliving.com/blog/2008/04/14/how-to-build-a-rain-garden/

[14] Rain Barrel Guide: http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/

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