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How to Go Green on a Shoestring Budget
Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 18, 2012 @ 1:47 am In Budget Living,Going Green | 3 Comments
Does going green mean tossing out all the plastic in the house and replacing it with glass or steel? Does ‘eco-friendly’ imply expensive? Will green living eat into your limited time?
Read on to find out how going green is actually easy when you’re on a shoestring budget and in fact, can end up saving you money AND time:
Yes, going the DIY route is not only eco-friendly but also economical. From making your own homemade all-purpose cleaner to washing dishes by hand , you’ll end up saving money and protecting the planet. Plus, most eco-friendly activities don’t need a LOT of time or money. In fact, some, such as organic gardening, can become fun family activities as well and be a good substitute for too much television or inactivity.
Like DIY, reusing is another great way to go green and save some green too. From reusing sheets of paper to turning old t-shirts into art smocks or cleaning rags, you can find a way to reuse just about anything. It doesn’t cost you anything and hardly takes any time. I, personally, am a big fan of reusing glass jars  and random small containers to store craft and office supplies and jewelry.
Going green does not mean taking giant steps, everyday. Baby steps work. Wonderfully. Here are a few baby steps that you can start taking today to save the environment and your hard-earned money:
– Prerna Malik is a mom, a wife, a writer and woman who believes in parenting with love, being postively productive, and creating a home that invites you to put your feet up and relax. Find her sharing her simple tips and easy-to-do ideas at The Mom Writes  or follow her on Twitter .
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