February 21, 2019
Who doesn't enjoy a hot shower whether it's on a cold day, or after a stressful day at work? A big chunk of the average family's water use comes from bathing, so installing a low-flow efficient shower head can reduce your water consumption by 50% saving you hundreds a year - and you won't even notice the difference.
Or consider lowering the temperature of your water heater from its default of 140 degrees to 120 degrees - don't worry you will still enjoy a hot shower, but you'll save up to $320 a year! Wowser, now that's some savings!
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Hint 1: Tackle Trash With A Daily Dash
Whether you think of it as Peter Walsh's "trash bag tango", or undertake Flylady's "27 fling boogie", a daily round with a trash bag makes short work of burgeoning clutter.
Once a day, circle the house at top speed, gathering expired coupons, newspaper inserts, take-out food containers, empty packaging materials and other trash, then toss. It's an instant clutter-cutting boost!
Use it just a few times and you will see a noticeable difference...
Hint 2: Set The Table From The Dishwasher
Returning clean dishes to the cupboard during after-dinner clean-up?
Set the breakfast table straight from the dishwasher! You'll save steps--and make precious time during busy mornings. If you wash dishes overnight?
Do it in reverse, setting the table for dinner as you put away clean dishes each morning.
'Go Green' Hint: Buy local
From clothes to food, the closer to home these products are made and bought, the less carbon is created with their transportation.
Not only that, but you’ll be supporting the local economy which means that in time you’ll likely have even more local items to choose from.