Frugal Living

Low Cost Green Living: Eco Tactics That Will Save Your Money Around The Home

Unless you are a Kardashian and have an almost unlimited home budget to play with, finding enough cash to pay for everything that needs doing around the home can be a tall order. Add the high cost of more eco-friendly products to the mix, and you can find yourself in a real pickle. Luckily, there are some tactics that you can use to be more frugal and green around the home at the same time. Read on to find out what they are.

Grow fruit and veg 

Growing fruit can save you money, and help the environment too!

A particularly useful and sustainable method of saving money around the house is to cut your weekly grocery bill. There are several ways to do this including buying to a plan to minimize food waste and growing your own fruits and vegetables in the garden, a greenhouse, or even within the home. Something that means less fuel is used to transport them across the country to your table.

                                                                                                                                                     

In fact, doing the latter means will you have access to the freshest and so most nutritionally dense food for your family, but you won’t have to pay supermarket prices for them either. This means you can save a packet, as well as the planet!

Spend now save later

Some things around the home are actually worth investing in, primarily because they will help you save money over the long term. An excellent example of this is splashing out on solar panels that can be installed in the roof or the garden. Yes, they may well be costly at first, but as they will help to generate clean electricity will save you a lot of money over time, as well as lower your fossil fuel consumption.  

                                                                                                                                               

Similarly, when it comes to machines and equipment in your home like air conditioning units, it’s always wise to pay out the money for professional ac repairman to service them regularly. The reason being that keeping things in good condition, so will not only help them rumor efficiently and so save on costs and fuel consumption, but also can catch any problems before they become critical. Something that means you will only have to pay out to repair your equipment, rather than having to replace it.

Recycle and save

Back in the good old days, you use to get a quarter if you took a glass soda bottle back to the shop in which you bought it. Sadly, such admirable efforts are no longer rewarded, but you can still save money by similarly recycling in your home.

For example, instead of paying out for logs for the fire, why not collect waste paper and then to turn it into fuel? Recycling and saving money all at the same time.

                                                                                                                                               

Alternatively, reusing old fabric items such as t-shirts, and towels by making them into shopping bags, or cleaning cloths means you don’t need to constantly payout for these items in your weekly shop! A small saving per week, yes, but over time it can really all add, up and you will be doing your bit for the environment as well. Double win!

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