Green living can sometimes seem needlessly expensive, particularly when you add up the costs of buying fresh produce, making sure everything you use is made up of the proper amount of recycled content, and that you’re using all-natural cleaners and chemical-free cleansers. Going green doesn’t have to cost you all your green though; you just need to make changes that save you money and save the environment at the same time. Changes like…
- Using Your Showers To Get Rid of Wrinkles
No chore is more disagreeable or time-consuming than ironing. Not only that but when you consider the amount of wasted energy ironing is certainly not good for the grid, or the environment. The next time you’ve got some slacks and a shirt you want to de-wrinkle just put them on hangers and bring them in for a scalding shower. The heat from the steam will loosen the wrinkles, and by the time you’re dried off your clothes will be smooth and ready to wear.
- Turn Your Old Tee Shirts Into Grocery Totes
You know that ugly shirt you never wear anymore that’s continually taking up space at the bottom of your drawer? Well you can turn it into a simple tote bag with minimal effort. If you’re crafty all you have to do is sew up the sleeves and neck, and if you really want to you can add carry handles. If you’re not so crafty then you can tie the sleeves shut, close the neck with a patch, and use it all the same. This gets the shirts out of your dresser and turns them into something that stops you from using plastic bags at the grocery store.
- Steam Clean Your Microwave
You don’t want to spray a bunch of chemicals into a tight space you use to prepare your food. That’s why before you clean your microwave you should mix half a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Put it in the microwave and run it for 10 minutes, and the stains and crust will just wipe away.
- Re-Purpose Your Old Laundry Soap Containers
While it’s possible to make your own laundry soap that’s a little much for some people. That’s fine, since you can still use the old soap containers as watering cans! Punch holes in the cap and fill the bottle up. You should rinse them out, but a little bit of soap residue will actually discourage bugs from feeding on your plants.
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