Easy Steps to Going Green in 2020

Is taking better care of our environment one of your resolutions this year? Wondering how you can do that without costing you a lot of money and could even save you some? Here are some tips to get you started.

Use a Bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic ones.

Reuseable bags for going grocery shopping or using the bins sold by the grocery store.

Metal straws - Many places are starting to ban the use of single use plastic straws. having a metal straw will help save the environment and will be one you can keep with you at all times.

Reuseable menstrual products - Yes this is a thing. From diva cups to period proof panties there are a number of ways to keep tampons and sanitary napkins out of our dumps. These might be an option that could be considered expensive at first but in the long run will save you quite a bit of money.

Replace paper towels - Try dish towels all-around your house and dry your hands with this instead of using paper towels.

Switch your paper bills to pay your bills online, set up notifications on your email, or automatic check paying from your bank account. Most companies offer online billing now, so there really is no reason to continue to get these bills in the mail.

Beginning or improving on an edible garden. Aim to eat more homegrown food that is tasty and pesticide-free; this also saves money.

Having game nights where all electronics are turned off. This is about bonding together as well as saving a little energy; it's a thoughtful gesture as well as a green one.

Small projects include recycling bottles, cans, and paper, and turning off the water while brushing your teeth. Try to reduce the amount of waste you have in your home. Instead of using plastic water bottles purchase reusable water bottles or water cooler as opposed to water cases.

Wait till you have a full load of laundry to wash. Wash all clothes in cold water.

Replace light bulbs with led bulbs. Led bulbs last longer and use a lot less energy.

Shut off your computer and monitor when not in use. Even if your computer has an energy saver, it is always best to shut the system down if you won't be using it soon.

Feel free to share any ideas we might have missed on helping us live in a greener, cleaner world.