Simple Savings: Use less.

Simple Savings Hint 17 - Use less.

Today’s tip to save is so simple I debated sharing it, but it is often the simplest ideas that we overlook. So here it is. Want to save? Use less. Here a couple use less ideas of mine.

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Use less water when you shower by shortening your shower time.

Use less shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair.

Use less laundry detergent in the wash.

Use less dish soap when you wash the dishes.

Use less hand soap by making foaming hand soap.

Use less dish detergent in the dishwasher.

Use less electricity by not turning on the lights during the day.

Use less gas by combining errands and walking (when you can) instead.

Use less stamps by paying bills online.

What would you add to this list? Using less water in the shower (with shorter showers) is the hardest for me, but I’m working on it. I want to use less so I can save more. 

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  1. These are all great ways to use less. I’ve started opening up the blinds during the day instead of always turning on the lights. We also try to use less disposable items. I use reusable containers for my husband’s lunches instead of plastic baggies. We used to use paper plates ALL the time, but now I’m intentional about using our regular dinner plates as much as possible.

    1. All good ideas, Emily! I use reusable containers, too. And opening the blinds is a great way to use less electricity! Our baby sleeps upstairs from us, and I’ve turned off the hallway night light because I can find my way in the dark when he wakes. One more little way to use less…

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