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Eco-Friendly Money Saving Tips That Fosters Good Lifestyle and Healthy Environment

Updated on September 5, 2014

An article teeming with tips and ideas to help save the environment while having a prolific and frugal lifestyle.

Many are indeed aware of the present problems our planet is facing as people from all walks of life are doing their share, by actively participating in environment friendly endeavors such as tree planting, mangrove planting, cleaning coastal areas, and other worthwhile drives that would somehow lessen the impact of pollution in our society. Additionally malls and supermarkets have come up with ways to help too as they adopted green measures such as using the recyclable bags. The behemoths in the car industry also stepped up and not to be outdone, as they one after the other offers green and hybrid cars that are eco-friendly and powered by electricity and rechargeable lithium batteries A brilliant move as it is, this is indeed an ingenious undertakings since these cars will no longer rely on diesel gas that is the main culprit in the emission of harmful smokes that is not good for one’s health and to the environment.

A green approach in our every day dealings doesn’t only make life easier and help in protecting the environment but it also allow us to save precious money.

Here are some ways and tips to be earth friendly or eco-friendly whilst saving your precious money especially in this trying times where every cents counts:

Use Rechargeable Batteries

Imagine what you will save if you will rely on rechargeable batteries, whoa, a lot so as to speak, as a sleek hybrid nickel metal hydride cell batteries will enable you to have it recharged up to 1,000 times, cool, eh. Bear in mind that few versions of batteries available now, though might cost more, are efficient and cost-effective as it allows you to save more in the long run.

Vinegar for Cleaning

The darling of the old household cleaning still maintains its irrepressible charm among housewives. When it comes to household cleaning the vintage cleaning sensation the vinegar is still at par best with the sophisticated yet costly household cleaners available in the market. Employing the services of vinegar in cleaning will help you save more aside from it is non-toxic and very safe to use. A consummate cleaning agent it can help you rip through soap cum, it deodorizes clothes (even stinking clothes with assortment of body odors, hehehe) and will make your glass window beams.

When using to make your window sparkles, mix two cups of water with one cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. Add few drops of dish for more added cleaning punch and voila, your window will surely shines like your charming toothy smile. Bear in mind that the 32-ounce bottle of vinegar can give you the same cleaning power of two bottles of window cleaner bought from the malls or store. The price of this consummate homemade cleaner is cheaper by a third of the price when compared with the ones sold in the market.

Use microfiber towels instead of paper towels

Paper towels maybe considered to be the most commonly utilized when it comes to household cleaning tasks, but a reusable microfiber will also get the job done well and even better especially when up against dirt and grease. Microfiber towels are sturdy and cheaper and can be used up to ten times.

Cook at home

If you prepare your meal you will be able to avoid eating tasty snacks that are packed with great amount of sodium and fats. Food delivery maybe free but at the end of the day your orders proves to be costly and definitely will add garbage to your trash cans. Since along with your orders you will also have those disposable cutlery and Styrofoam packaging.

Cooking at home is far more ideal since it is healthy, gives you opportunityto have an exercise and at the same time friendly to environment. If you intend to have takeouts during weeknights or weekdays, try making freezable meals on the weekends that you can heat up quickly after a hard day work.

More Plants at Home

Add a touch of nature to your home by having some plants in your backyard and bonsais or flowerpots in your home. These endeavor will not only make your home nice to look at, it also gives you fresh carbon dioxide to inhale. For the record, an average person breathes 10 to 20 thousand liters of air a day, so it is important to have a clean air. Ionic purifier is one of the most popular air cleaners, but it emits ozone, which is a potential air pollutants. A plant in a 100 square can cleanse the air. Plants and bushes such as bamboo, Chinese evergreen, marginata, peace lily, juniper, flowering plants, and other ornamental plants are capable of cleansing the air.

Line Drying
Line Drying

Air dry your clothes

Let the blazing heat of the sun do the drying of your laundry. Line drying your washed cloths will translate to saving money, thus it is indeed a great idea to shun away from your washing machine dryers.

Wash and reuse plastic bags

You can extend the life of your plastic bags up to ten times by washing them thoroughly. This might pose a little challenge on your part but will certainly make our planet beams with a smile. Plastic materials will take a lot of years to decompose and when it reaches the sea it threatens sea turtles as it may mistaken them as an appetizing treat, that is, the jellyfishes. Moreover, plastic tends to clog sewers that lead to floods in urban cities in most developing countries.

My fifteenth 60dc Hub.

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    • PaperNotes profile image

      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips. I hope more people will be able to work on a more eco-friendly and cost efficient lifestyle.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      General, thanks for the tips. We are all trying to cut back these days, and it's wonderful how a thrifty lifestyle can wind up to be a green lifestyle.

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      Bob M. 7 years ago

      More practical tips can be found here. There are plenty ways and meant we've want to help the Earth. As I always recommend my friends to participant in Earth Hours every year.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Great hub!!

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Is it thanks a lot my dear friend and dynamic 60dc teammate... You have great Hubs ha Maita they're favorites as they are always have a space in the HP fronpage.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      certainly good tips GH, it works and save the environment, Maita

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      buygreen09 7 years ago

      Good work... Simple and effective tips...

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @jill - thanks a lot for the visit, I am glad you do...

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Some great tips - we do use the vinegar and microfiber ones and they are excellent and use a clothes line to dry our clothes. Can always do with more plants!

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      dewanto 8 years ago from Jakarta

      it is little difficult to have some plant in my backyard since all of the yard cover by cement :)

      but from your article, by the flowerpot maybe could be the way out :D

      thank you very much

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

      Great tips here GH! I am happy that I already do most of these at home.

      Vinegar is my all purpose cleaner and my place looks like a mini forest!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      BeBrown 8 years ago

      Well put together - I agree 100% with you. Our environment is the one thing we should not neglect.

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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah thanks a lot Ign for the visit!

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      Ign Andy 8 years ago from Green Home Office

      I can say I already do 70% of your tips, and I agree it's not just eco-friendly but the money saving is also significant.