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1. Do it yourself - Instead of buying a gift, why not make a gift that has more of a personal touch? Not only will you save money by doing this, but you will have fun doing it!
2. Be savvy in your spending. There may be some great deals out there this year, but resist the temptation to buy the most expensive or desirable gifts, and give the gifts that might provide the most use.
3. Buy and Spend Local! For every $100 you spend, $68 will stay in your local economy. Not only helping other local businesses, but helping build your community as well.
4. Be creative when wrapping gifts. Instead of buying new wrapping paper every year, keep the old paper, and if you don't have any left over then use old newspapers, used magazines, or even Tin Foil.
5. Create a Budget for your gift buying. Set a limit on how much you're going to spend and distribute it among the people you're going to be buying for. Stick to this and you'll likely save a lot of money this Holiday Season.
1. Turn off your Air-conditioner. There are many other ways to stay cool this summer.
2. Cook Outside ‚Äì By cooking outside you are keeping the heat your stove would normally generate, outside your home. Your stove and oven can create a lot of excess heat.
3. Let your laundry dry outside. It might not look pretty, but it will save in electricity costs as well as keep the heat that your dryer generates from heating your home.
4. Turn down your water heater. During the summer months, you are less likely to take as hot of a shower as you would in the winter. This means it's unnecessary to keep your water heater set at a higher temperature. Turning it down just 10 degrees can save a good amount in electricity costs.
5. Check your faucets. A leaky faucet can cause a lot of water loss and cost you a good amount of money in the long run.
5 Spring Saving Tips
1. Pay off your debt. Spring is in the air and there's no better time than to gather your monthly bills and set a budget.
2. Spring Cleaning! Go through your attic and any items that haven't been used in years, donate them. There are plenty of shelters that could use some of the items that just collect dust year after year.
3. Check out Groupon and other coupon sites for good deals!
4. Buy Local! Support your local community and buy your fruits and vegetables locally!
5. Plant a garden. You can save a lot of money just by growing a few items in your very own backyard.
1.Compost your leaves. Composting your leaves will provide you with natural mulch for your spring planting!
2.Clean and store your equipment. Putting away your tools and protecting your outdoor furniture will help keep it out of the landfills! Grill covers, and other protectants can be applied.
3.Decorate for the fall using natural materials. Leaves and Pumpkins can be used instead of plastic supplies, which would end up in the landfills. You can also check out consignment shops for Halloween costumes!
4.Remember during those holiday meals you don't need to use Paper towels. Pickup a dish rag and cleanup the mess., and cloth napkins at the dinner table.
5.Don't forget to keep your energy costs down! Turn that thermostat down to 68 when you're home and use a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature when no one is home.
1. Turn off lights and equipment when they are not in use.
2. Install "occupant sensors" in the proper locations to automatically turn off lighting when no one is present, and back on when they return. Sensors add convenience as well as save money. But, even good equipment can be installed wrong, so don't install the sensor behind a coat rack, door, or book case. It must be able to "see" the motion of occupant approaching an unlit area to turn on the light before, or as they enter. The savings come when people leave an area, and the sensor ensures that the lights are always, automatically turned off, until someone returns. Although, you, personally, never forget to turn off the lights, just think about all those other people wasting money.
3. Buy ENERGY STAR labeled office equipment, and other products, when needed, and be sure the "stand-by mode" function is activated. This automatic "sleep mode" saves energy and money when the equipment is not in use, by reducing the "vampire" effect of "instant on" (always on) equipment, which is constantly drawing power.
4. Change or clean your air filter once a month. A dirty filter can lead to an inefficient furnace.
5. Make your own Cleaning Supplies
1. Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
2. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
3. Install a Low Flow showerhead.
4. Soak your pots & pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
5. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. By doing this you can save 25 gallons a month!