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Five ways to save money by going green

by , 22 October 2014

Going green will not only help the planet, it will also help you save big on your monthly bills. By making small adjustments to your lifestyle, you can end up with more money in your account at the end of the month.

Here are five simple things you can do starting today to secure a better future for your children and increase your monthly savings.

Green saving tip #1: Turn off and unplug electronic devices before leaving the house
This simple tip could save you loads. Unplug appliances before leaving the house or buy a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are turned off and automatically cuts energy use.
According to statistics, 25% of electricity bill consists of wasted energy that comes from forgetting to unplug appliances when not in use.
If you have trouble remembering to unplug devices, stick a post-it next to your front door so you see it before leaving the house.
Green saving tip #2: Wash clothes in cold water and only do full loads
We waste thousands of litres of water each water by doing half loads, instead of waiting to do full loads.
By washing clothes in cold water more often, you can also save large on your electricity bill, as washing machines use large amounts of energy to heat the water.
Green saving tip #3: Keep your fridge away from heat sources
Did you know that your refrigerator uses much more energy to cool off the air inside if it is placed next to the stove, for example? You need to keep your fridge away from heat sources and direct sunlight in order to save money on energy each month.
Green saving tip #4: Buy non-perishables items in bulk
If you want to save on your grocery shopping, look for sales and buy non-perishable items in bulk. Being a smart shopper can help you save significant amounts at the end of the month.
Green saving tip #5: Eat home-made instead of dining out
Do you know how much money you could save each month by simply preparing your own meals insead of eating out? If you track your spending for a couple of months you will be surprised to discover how much money is going towards eating out. You could eat healthier and much cheaper by cooking your own food and packing your lunch to work.

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