We all want to live green and save money at the same time, and we can too. Kermit the Frog was
wrong when he said, "It ain't easy being green." It's really easy, and highly effective too, if you know how. This
article will provide you with 5 essential steps you can start taking today to live green and save money.
1. Turn your heater thermostats down one or two degrees in winter, and turn your air
conditioning thermostats up one or two degrees in summer. If we all did this, the combined difference would be
phenomenal. We'd still feel warm in winter and cool in summer, so learn how to live green and save money with your
heating and cooling appliances.
2. The other appliance that needs your attention is your washing machine. Start washing your
clothes in cold water. Modern powders work just as efficiently in cold water as hot. Most of the energy that goes
into a clothes wash is in heating up the water, so you will save on electricity, live green and save money too.
3. When your clothes are nice and clean, don't throw them into the dryer. Unless it's pouring
rain, hang them out to air dry. It's what your grandmother did, and she managed just fine. She may have liked
having a dryer, but they weren't around back then, so she just had to live green and save money. You can too!
4. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are a dream come true for anyone who wants to live green and
save money. They burn just 25% of the electricity that a standard light bulb burns, and they can last up to 10
times longer. Change your old bulbs today!
5. Try to consume a little less of everything, from electricity, to gas in the car, to the food
you eat. Take time to write out a shopping list, and stick to it. If you feel the impulse to buy something you
don't really need, get into the habit of waiting 24 hours, then review it. The chances are you either won't want it
any more, or you will have forgotten about it.
It's easy to live green and save money. You just have to give it some thought. Get into a
routine that works and before you know it, you will find yourself in the situation where you live green and save
money every day.
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