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10 Ways To Save Money And Limit Your Impact On The Environment

Creative life changes that you probably haven't thought of before.

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1. Stick to vinegar, baking soda, and bleach as your home cleaning products.

Buy in bulk. Turns out you commercial home cleaners aren't necessary to keep your living space tidy.
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Buy in bulk. Turns out you commercial home cleaners aren't necessary to keep your living space tidy.

2. Drink tap water over other berverages

Not only does drinking tap water limit plastic, glass and aluminum use, it's important for your health.
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Not only does drinking tap water limit plastic, glass and aluminum use, it's important for your health.

3. Rethink your commute.

Sure, cars are convenient, but they sure aren't cheap and negatively impact the environment. Consider how close you live to work, biking or walking to work, or using public transportation. Not only will these options save you money, they will keep you healthier as well.
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Sure, cars are convenient, but they sure aren't cheap and negatively impact the environment. Consider how close you live to work, biking or walking to work, or using public transportation. Not only will these options save you money, they will keep you healthier as well.

4. Invest in a safety razor.

I've been using this baby for ten months now and I love it. I haven't had to spend money at all on razors this year and I've found that this razor functions better than anything you can find in the drugstore.
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I've been using this baby for ten months now and I love it. I haven't had to spend money at all on razors this year and I've found that this razor functions better than anything you can find in the drugstore.

5. Take a chance on the Diva.

Yes ladies, since entering my life over 6 years ago, this menstrual cup has been a lifesaver. Hands down there is no more convenient way of handling that time-of-the-month. You will save tons of $$, and there will be no more having to pack tons of tampons on trips, no more embarrassing leaks and frequent trips to the bathroom. It is well worth the investment.
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Yes ladies, since entering my life over 6 years ago, this menstrual cup has been a lifesaver. Hands down there is no more convenient way of handling that time-of-the-month. You will save tons of $$, and there will be no more having to pack tons of tampons on trips, no more embarrassing leaks and frequent trips to the bathroom. It is well worth the investment.

6. Cloth over paper.

Replace the paper products in your house with reusable cloth alternatives: rags over paper towels, cloth napkins over paper ones, family cloth over toilet paper. You'll save yourself money and lower your ecological footprint..
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Replace the paper products in your house with reusable cloth alternatives: rags over paper towels, cloth napkins over paper ones, family cloth over toilet paper. You'll save yourself money and lower your ecological footprint..

7. Commit to making your own snacks.

Sure prepackaged snacks are convenient, but taking the time to make your own treats will save you money, keep you healthier and impress your friends.
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Sure prepackaged snacks are convenient, but taking the time to make your own treats will save you money, keep you healthier and impress your friends.

8. Change the way you shop for clothes.

Invest in simple, quality articles of clothing that will last you longer like Birkenstock shoes or a quality purse. Frequent thrift stores to save money on your wardrobe and avoid creating more consumption. Swap clothes with friends and consider donating your forgotten clothing.
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Invest in simple, quality articles of clothing that will last you longer like Birkenstock shoes or a quality purse. Frequent thrift stores to save money on your wardrobe and avoid creating more consumption. Swap clothes with friends and consider donating your forgotten clothing.

9. Grow a moss lawn rather than grass.

Imagine never having spend time mowing the lawn again. Planting a moss yard rather than grass will save you time, money, and once again lower your footprint on the environment.
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Imagine never having spend time mowing the lawn again. Planting a moss yard rather than grass will save you time, money, and once again lower your footprint on the environment.

10. Be a creative gift-giver.

The next time you find yourself in need of a gift, consider making something out of recycled items, baking something, writing a kind note, planning a fun activity or giving something that doesn't feed into consumerism, like a plant.
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The next time you find yourself in need of a gift, consider making something out of recycled items, baking something, writing a kind note, planning a fun activity or giving something that doesn't feed into consumerism, like a plant.

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