go greenThe go green movement has started to become more prominent over the past several years.

More and more environmental enthusiasts are making the switch to more eco-friendly products and solutions.

By taking the time to care for the Earth now you can leave it a better place for your children. But did you know that going green can help you with your budget, too?

Here are three ways to go green and save money.

Make Your Own Cleaners

Instead of buying chemical cleaners that are expensive and bad for you, make your own cleaners.

By using combinations of baking soda and vinegar you can make your own cleaning products.

  • Vinegar can be used as an all-purpose cleaner
  • Lemon juice can break down hard water deposits
  • Use baking soda as a deodorizer

Buy Used, Sell Used

Instead of sending your unwanted stuff off to the landfill go for a more ecofriendly option.

For instance, you can list your item on a free ads site and either sell or give your item to someone who can use it.

By selling your item you can put a few extra dollars in your pocket!

In addition to selling your unwanted items you should also look to buy used items as well. This way you can keep more things from going to the trash and save money in the process.

Limit Your Consumption

Do you buy bottled water? Do you buy food and let it go to waste? Do your kids have so many toys you don’t know what to do with them?

I’m sure you’re saying yes to at least one of these questions. By limiting your consumption you can reduce your environmental impact as well as streamline your life and save money.

Recycle

Recycling is one of the easiest yet most powerful ways to save the planet.

If you’re buying and selling your used items you’re already recycling but you can kick it up a notch by also recycling your metals, papers, and plastics.

Work Your Way Up

There are many things that you can do to help make the world a better place. Play around with ideas until you find what works the best for you and your family.

In what ways have you gone green?

About Robert Farrington

Robert Farrington has written 77 articles on this site..

Robert Farrington is the founder and editor of The College Investor, a personal finance site dedicated to young adult and college student finances.

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