Monday, August 28, 2017

*GUEST POST* Eco Friendly Ways To Cut Some Of Your Household Bills

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Eco friendly ways to cut some of your household bills

Nowadays even though people are always on the move and rarely spend time in their homes, they still keep spending a ton of money on household bills and food. How is that possible? Well, there are simply some things that are happening around your house that contribute to the high levels of consumption of water and electricity which make your utility bills gigantic.

When the topic of eco-friendly ways to cut down household bills is mentioned most people start suggesting switching to solar power. And in fact, it is the most efficient and eco-friendly way to help yourself and the environment at the same time.

So, if you have a bigger budget to spend you can really invest in a few solar panels on your roof which might not be used all year round but will definitely help. You can use them to heat water to shower or wash dishes, to power your lights or TV, etc. This will be a pricey investment but in the long run, it will be worth the money – it will help you cut down your electricity bills for years to come and is safe for the environment.

Switch to LED or CFL light bulbs. They might be a bit expensive but they do not use as much energy as regular ones so in the bigger picture they will help reduce your electricity bill as well.

Recycling – the other well known eco-friendly way to help the environment but it can also help you decrease your bills. You can find special places that take recycling.

DIY cleaning products – this is gaining more and more popularity in recent years as many people are switching to this alternative. Not only is it safer for you and your home but it will cut down your cleaning budget by more than 50 per cent. Making your own cleaning solution will only take up a bit more of your time but not your money.

Save water – try to stop the running water whenever it is possible. Switch from baths to showers and take quick showers. Stop the water while brushing your teeth and do not pre-rinse dirty dishes. Fill the sink or a bigger bowl with some water and soak as many utensils as possible instead of using running water. Do not run your laundry machine for a half load, only run full loads. It will both cut down your water bill and is also an eco-friendly thing to do.

Create a garden for food. If you live in a house and have a garden dedicate a few metres to grow your own food. Instead of spending a ton of money on food that is processed and not healthy for your family, make your own food. Veggies are so much tastier when they are from your own garden. Plus, you can use old food remains and scraps to make your own compost for your garden. Even if you do not live in a house you can still grow some veggies in pots on your terrace.

All of these ways are simple and eco-friendly alternatives to do in your household if you want to cut down your utility bills. Kill two birds with one stone by doing one, two or more of these as you would be helping yourself and the environment.

You can start with the easier and more simple ones – replacing your light bulbs, making your own cleaning products and trying to use less water. There is nothing more simple.

Help yourself and help the environment. One small act can help in the long run even if you don't feel it now.

Kind regards

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