Being eco-friendly is currently at the forefront of our collective social conscious in the modern era. We’re constantly seeing adverse weather conditions on the news, suffering from lack of food due to the change in conditions and temperatures, and summers and winters are lasting longer than usual. This can’t be put down to the consumer’s fault alone, considering the amount of big business out there pushing a corporate lifestyle onto us, but we can make changes for the better.
Your quality of living is usually defined by what you can afford, your personal taste around what you can afford, and being surrounded by the right kind of amenities. However, when it comes to the environment, your quality of living might just be a little harmful! Yet, that can be easily fixed when you have some home hacks on your side to help with keeping your environmental concerns to a minimum. Here’s a couple of big ways that you can severely cut down on costs in your household.
Install a Water Meter
So a water meter may be a bit of an investment, but it can easily pay itself off by the amount of money you save as a result. When you have something telling you how much water you’ve used in a day, you’re going to be able to keep better track of your usage, and thus your bills.
It can also make sure you’re not wasting water by only heating it up when you need it, and not on a constant background cycle. This means there’s less residue in your boiler system, less water downtime that costs you a lot of money at the end of the month.
Take the Car Less
When you have a family, whether they be big or small or young or old, transporting them around in a car is going to be the one form of travel with the least amount of hassle. However, this can also work against you. Not only are you going to be paying more than you should for gas at the end of the day, you’re increasing the environmental side effects!
Educating yourself about the history of gasoline is essential here when it comes to saving money, and also making a little back on your time and efforts. Gasoline is also known as Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending (or RBOB), which already sounds very complicated and a huge mouthful, doesn’t it? The science behind the process is something anyone would be suddenly interested in reading up on when they’re got a spare five minutes to themselves, so make sure you do for the better health of your family.
Going eco friendly can save both your finances and have a hand in saving the planet. Choosing to live a little green doesn’t take much effort, and it’s simply the idea of having to switch up a routine that keeps a lot of people from taking the plunge. Let yourself educate the community you live in with your new routines.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.