Thursday, August 12, 2021

Cut Your Home Resource Use & Save Money With These Simple Tips

 There are resources that we use around the home that we just can't do without! I'm talking about things like water, textiles, and fabrics as well as food. The thing is that these resources all cost money, and by cutting down our usage we can end up saving a significant amount on our outgoings. The changes we make don't even need to be complicated either, in fact sometimes the most simple steps can save us the most money. Keep reading to find out what they are. 

Use less water 

Water is such an integral part of our everyday lives, we don't always give it much thought. However, chances are unless you are heading to the river with a bucket each day, you pay for the water that you use, and that means you can make savings by using less. 

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One of the most straightforward ways of using less water is to ban running taps. Instead, taps should only be on when they are being used directly such as rinsing a toothbrush or filling a glass. 

Another way you can save water is by making sure you keep the pipes in your home in good condition. Indeed, if you get a plumbing service to fix any leaks and make sure your system is in good working order you can save plenty of money over the long term. After all, even small leaks are wasted water and money that can add up over time. 

Buy less fabric / new textiles 

There are plenty of posts about how to save energy, and so much money in your home, that is why I've chosen to look at another option instead - fabric and textiles. Most homes have plenty of textiles from bed linen to cushion covers and even curtains! Not to mention all the clothes the people that live in their wear. 

To save money here, you will need to get crafty. Why not try upcycling your old items into something new, as you can see in the video below. 

Alternatively, take some time to look around second-hand stores and websites to find great quality items at a reduced price. 

Minimize food waste 

Last, of all, you can also save a significant amount of money by minimizing food waste. Indeed wasting food is not only awful for the planet, but is like putting your hard-earned money directly into the garbage. Indeed, if you think about it, buying food that you have to transport home from the shop and then the store costs you money, then to throw it away without using it is just ridiculous. 

The good news is there are many ways you can minimise food waste and save money at the same time. One of the simplest of these is to use your freezer more smartly. This means freezing anything you don't use and saving it for another day. Many people also collect up all the veggies they have left at the end of the week and puree and freeze them to add to sauces and soups. Of course, you can easily do this with fruits as well which can then be used in baking or as a base for your smoothies. 

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