Nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes — and laundry. Families do eight to 10 loads per week, and given the cost of electricity, water, and detergent, the costs add up. Fortunately, with just a few easy tricks, you can cut the cost of your weekly wash by half or even more.
We live in a throwaway society. All this waste is costly, both for us and for the environment. Whenever you choose to reuse, you’re making your life greener and cheaper at the same time. And there are many ways to trim both household waste and your personal budget.
There’s no way around it: Sustainable clothes made with eco-friendly fabrics and fairly paid labor tend to cost more. But eco-conscious shoppers can remain true to their principles without busting their budgets. If you know where to look, you can find clothing that’s good for both the planet and your wallet.
On a blazing July day with the temperature in the high double or triple digits, it can be tempting to stay indoors all day with the air conditioner cranked up. Unfortunately, air-conditioned comfort comes with a high price tag. But there are ways to reduce that cost.
Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. You want it to be fabulous! But the average wedding comes with a lot of waste and cost. Most nuptial staples aren’t made with the environment or your wallet in mind. But all hope is not lost thanks to these money- and environment-saving tips.
A bidet isn’t merely a novel way to clean your behind. Over time, it’s a potentially potent money-saving tool that can dramatically reduce or eliminate what you spend on toilet paper. These options can help you save money on household hygiene using a bidet attachment instead of TP.
Minor efficiency upgrades are a fast, easy, and effective way to save money on utilities. But they don't permanently improve your home's ability to retain warm or cool air. Fortunately, these government tax credits and incentives can offset the cost of residential green energy projects.
Too often, it seems like making your life greener means spending more. But that needn’t be the case. One of the best ways to be more eco-friendly is to cut back on your use of energy and natural resources — which cost money. That means you can protect your wallet as well as the environment.
Most communities have a local farmers market, and they're popular for a good reason. Farmers markets provide fresh, locally grown produce, as well as homemade or home-baked goods. They also make it easier to eat healthy on a budget. Read on for tips on making the most of your local farmers market.
The price of gas is nothing if not volatile. Fortunately, as the auto industry moves steadily toward a low-emissions future dominated by hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrids, and all-electric vehicles, drivers looking to trim their fuel bills and help the environment have no shortage of choices.
More and more people are enjoying the benefits of food gardening. But you don’t have to dig a plot in the ground to grow your own fruits and vegetables. It’s relatively easy to begin container gardening. You just need a few basic supplies and some tips to get your garden going on the cheap.
Penny-pinchers and green thumbs alike often tout gardening as a way to save on groceries. But it’s easy to spend a small fortune on it. Fortunately, with a few DIY skills, you don’t have to spend a lot. It’s possible to start your own vegetable garden for next to nothing.