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To Save Money (And The Earth) - Use Less!

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Be conscious of how much product you use on a daily basis.

How much do you really need? How little is necessary to be effective? You’d be surprised at how many products we use or dispense without thinking about quantity.

And over time, you might also be surprised at how much money can be saved simply by being aware and using less.

Plus, by reducing consumption and subsequently reducing waste, you’re helping to save the environment!

How much toothpaste do you really need on your toothbrush? How little shampoo and conditioner is necessary while still effective? How much hair gel, hand lotion, soap, shaving cream, dish soap, contact lens solution, laundry soap, cleaning solution, or dishwasher detergent do you absolutely need to dispense?

How much toilet paper do you really need to use? (Really?) How few paper towels can be used to clean up that mess? How many napkins or facial tissues are truly necessary?

As you go about each day, think about all the products you use and how much is really necessary. Consider quantity. Consider effectiveness. Be conscious. 

These are little things, yes. But they add up quickly. And the little things really do make the difference.

Jade Wonder March 28, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Thank you for the tips! I always try to reduce consumption to save the environment. And it also helps me to save some money. When I have clothes or other stuff I don't need anymore I don't throw them right away. I found a website on the internet (http://www.barterquest.com) where you can swap unneeded things for items you need. It is really great to get rid of old things and saves the environment!
Katrina Cribley March 28, 2011 at 03:04 PM
You're welcome! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the link, I'll check it out! Lots more tips to come in future articles!
Ellen Hillman March 28, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Freecycle is also a good web site for sharing things one does not need. I have done things from odd ball christmas orniments that I just did not need to craft supplies that I have been hanging on to for years. It is a great way to clean house and save money. Post what you need someone may be looking to get rid if it.

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