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How to save money and help the globe - al fresco


Don't all of us love to have the money to do the fun clothes that bring us joy? Not that all fun equipment demand money, mind you, on the contrary! But have you ever sought after to read that awesome-looking new book, eat at that new green restaurant in town or throw a party for associates and family. . . only to be short a diminutive cash?

Here are few tips:

1. Give your hot water tank a blanket.

There's this neat thing called Reflectix, have you heard of it? Wow. It's fundamentally padding for your hot water tank. . . in the form of shiny aluminum foil, but to some extent thicker. And just as easy to manipulate. Just roll out the quantity needed, wrap your hot water tank, and assure it with a elite shiny tape, approximately like gift wrapping your tank.

Net result? You'll save a bunch off your heating bills! And by economy energy to heat your water, you help the earth enormously! (Reflectix can also be used to isolate heating ducts. ) Buy it in rolls of all assorted sizes at your local hardware store and go nuts!! Very cool stuff.

2. Grow your hair long OR. . . shave it all off.

Okay, call me crazy, but what is it with the hair thing? Bitter it off, hire it grow, demanding this style, that style. . . I don't know about you, but I'm a real no-nonsense kind of gal. And a while back, I absolute to let my hair grow and go as long as I could devoid of a cut. (About six months. ) It was quite liberating! And by conservative estimates, I saved in all probability close to $100 dollars in those six months! ($30 dough haircut every two months, plus tip. ) Of course, I had a style that didn't grow out, so I looked fine (or at least no one TOLD me I didn't. )

How does this help the planet, you ask? Well, as with all the money reduction tips in this issue, the more money you save, the less you have to work for it. The less you have to work for it, the less you have to commute, use your car/gasoline, eat out for lunch/dinner. . . etc. etc. Get what I mean?

Whether man or woman, let me ask you this. What if you were to come to a decision to let your hair grow and forego haircuts for a age of time? Or, go the other route like my spouse Mike and shave it all off, that way you can do it yourself, every time! I don't think Mike's spent a cent on biting his hair for near five years, and of course, he looks fab as always. . .

Radical? Maybe. But it does save money AND helps the planet. Think about it and maybe it's for you. . . even if it's just for a few months.

3. Sit on your toilet paper roll.

Giggle. Yes, you can help the world and save money. . . by squishing your toilet paper roll already you put it on its holder. How's that? Well, down-to-earth really. By knocking down your roll, (sitting on it, stepping on it, whatever) you make it harder to take too much toilet paper at once. You know how every so often you give it too much of a yank, and there you have it, toilet paper all over? No use frustrating to roll it back up, right? Well, that's emaciated paper and money.

By devastation it first, the roll moves slower, and you can take just the right amount. A great money and earth cutback tip for A person to try, from die hard environmentalists to newbies, exceptionally if you make a point of business the toilet paper with recycled paper contented in it!

Go on, this is one you can try right now! Go squish your toilet paper rolls, then come back and appearance reading. Yay!

4. Speak up.

I'll bring to an end off with a Actually easy one okay? It promises to save you money AND help the planet. . . and it's fun too. A true-blue Joy to the Globe tip. And that is. . . speak up! Meaning. . . when in doubt, have a conversation. You exceedingly want to do a touch great for the planet? Well, you heard me right. Start talking. Pick any of the ten items on this list and talk about. . . how cool, how easy, how hard, how crazy. . . each is.

It's clear-cut really. By having a banter as an alternative of going to the movies, to the mall, or out for food, you inevitably, inexorably, save money, and maybe enjoy manually more too! Who doesn't like a enthusiastic chest-pounding yack-fest with a friend? At the same time, just discussion about how to help the globe is a certainly low-tech, sure fire way to get ancestors accepted wisdom more about these things, and that is a great thing.

Andrea J. Lee is an award-winning author, speaker, industrialist and coach.
She is a rabid advocate for the globe who coaches online commerce owners in
the environmental niche advertise to be financially successful. For more tips
on how you can help the earth and enjoy life at the same time, visit
www. joytotheplanet. com.


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