"How To Save Money And Save The Planet"
The secrets of green living that begin at home
Whether you are looking for green living or are needing tips on home economy, you have come to the right place! You will find here useful household saving tips, but as with each area of your life, the secret of home economy is in your overall attitude and your way of living.
The way you value resources in your home will reflect on how you treat them. The old saying "waste not want not" has a truth that helps us to value things so that we will look for ways to use them sparingly or recycle them. In this modern age, it's all too easy to throw things away, simply because we have no time or patience to even think about how we could use or re-use them. We are used to instant satisfaction and sadly this comes at the expense of spoiling our planet as well as our pocket. This site will help you with fresh ideas on how you can make a financial saving and want not! It's not just about living cheap, but feeling grateful for every small resource that can enrich our lives, so that we can indeed say, what a wonderful world!
The average home produces more pollution than the average car!
Saving Electrical Energy
There are several ways for saving electrical energy in your home, thereby decreasing pollution (unseen by you, but there all the same at the power plant) and creating a financial saving. This can include ensuring that you only use your dishwasher or washing machine when full and rinsing crochery for re-use after one time rather than putting into the dishwasher. Clothes can often be worn again if not appearing or smelling dirty, washing adds to their wear and tear.The appliances that are the main energy consumers are:
- Air Conditioning
- Heating (if you have electric heat)
- Electric Water Heater
- Electric Clothes Dryer
- Lighting (if you're not already using fluorescents)
- Refrigerator (if it was made before 2001)
Despite some initial set-up costs, here's how much various strategies can save you.
(1) Use space heaters to heat only the rooms you're in, rather than a central system that heats the whole house, and turn off the heat when you're not home, saving $1286 per year
(2) Use ceiling fans instead of the air conditioner, saving $665 per year
(3) Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot or warm, saving $167 per year
(4) Use a clothesline or a laundry rack instead of a dryer, saving $141 per year
(5) Turn off a single 100-watt light bulb, from running constantly Saving $96 per year
(6) Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescents, saving $90 per year
(7) Sleep your computer when you're not using it, saving $73 per year
Total $2518 every year
(8) Replace top-loading washer with front-loading washer, saving $90 per year
(9) Replace 1990 fridge with 2004 model, saving $45 per year
(10) Replace a CRT computer monitor in a home office with an LCD display, saving $21 per year
Total $156 every year
Enjoy Economy Living In Your Home With This Drying Rack
Plenty of room here to dry your clothes. Just place in a warm, airy position.
Saving Light Energy
Use Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs which last 10 times longer than old-style bulbs and generate much less heat = lower cooling bills.
Turn lights off when not using- they do not use extra electricity to start up! You will always save electricity by turning off lights, even fluorescents.
Install a skylight to bring in extra natural light.
Install motion-sensing switches which automatically turn lights on and off in the house.
Use lower wattage bulbs whenever possible.
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DO YOU Want To Save the Planet, Save Money and Live a Healthy Life?
E c o n o m y L i v i n g - There are so many ways to do this. For example, you can convert your car as detailed below, but have you thought of only using it when you really couldn't walk? You would save money and benefit from a healthy life with this attitude and you would also meet people and see so much more around you. You could grow your own vegetables with the help of the guide advertised here. Another way to save money, time and effort rather dragging them home from the supermarket and imagine the health benefits of gardening in the fresh air as well as the contacts with neighbours over the garden fence! So expand your horizons and step out with new intentions today. It's never too late!
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What A Wonderful World - A bestselling song with Louis Armstrong!
This song always reminds me that I live in a wonderful world that needs our care. Nothing can beat the deep, spiritual voice of Louis Armstrong singing this beautiful song and profoundly stating what a wonderful world it is!
Imagine....walking through the country on a clear, sunny, spring morning. The sun lights up everything as if awaking it to another day of hope and possibilities. Even the dead leaves on the ground appear somehow elegantly beautiful and looking up you are rewarded with bright colors and shapes coming together in a symphony of music that soothes the soul.
You are grateful for the soft, green carpet on which you tread, ever going forwards and when you think that you have seen the wonder that is there, you discover even more amazing sights. You carelessly tread on a simple bright pink rose petal that has taken so much intricate work and detail to live and yet in one moment it gives up it's life and returns to the ground from which it came, in turn contributing to new life that is yet to come.
The Work Of Art
My son and I walk through the forest and place a collection of all this perfection into a basket. It includes an assortment of leaves, petals, stones, seeds and grass. So much to choose from. Each piece is in itself intricate and beautiful. It has taken scientists many years to fully understand even the smallest piece of nature. We take it home and it becomes our palette, our inspiration and work of art.
Combine it all with the best and most amazing of all creation- you and me- and it indeed becomes the masterpiece! An accident? A big bang? Or some grand design by a creator greater than we could ever know?