Friday, August 17, 2007

Tips for Making Due With Less Without Feeling the Loss

1. Use water to dilute liquid cleansing products such as laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, even shampoo. They will last longer which saves money and there is less waste. They will also liquefy more easily.
2. Another tip that will save energy and money is to use light bulbs with a lower wattage than 75. Also there is available a light bulb made to use less energy and to last longer than the ordinary bulb.
3. Unplug anything that has a light on it at bedtime. This would be computers, the computer mouse, rechargeables, TV's, satellite or cable boxes.
4. Unplug scented plug ins at bedtime. It will save energy and it will last longer.
The savings in energy and money will add up.

3 comments:

Tammy B. said...

We recently started diluting our antibacterial dish liquid and using it as hand soap. It works really well. After I read this post on Saturday, I diluted my clothes detergent and it still seems to be working great. I just add 1/2 cup borax to the wash. Thanks for these tips, auntie :)

elle said...

You are most welcome, niecie :)
I use my own tips too.

Tammy B. said...

Niecie...that's funny ;)