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How to Be Eco-Friendly without Breaking Your Wallet

How to Be Eco-Friendly without Breaking Your Wallet

How to Be Eco-Friendly without Breaking Your Wallet

Are you concerned with staying on budget when you purchase the expensive eco-friendly cleaning and household essentials?  Do you resort to using less sustainable products in your apartment because of the higher price tag on natural products?  Whenever you are trying to save money at your apartments in Cayce, SC but you want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, it can be difficult struggle.  However, by making a few adjustments to your lifestyle and the way you use household essentials, you can actually save money and help the planet.  There are a few ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle without breaking the bank on expensive products.

Change Your Lightbulbs

Making the small change to your lightbulbs can have a dramatic effect on the amount of energy you need to run your household.  With the rise in working from home, you will likely want to make any changes you can to spare energy usage.  Changing all your fluorescent lightbulbs into LED lightbulbs will help you achieve this.  LED lightbulbs will also require fewer changes throughout their lifetime, as they last much longer than traditional lightbulbs.

Ride a Bike or Public Transit

When you live in our apartments, you should consider riding your bike or using public transportation.  When you use ride-share programs and opt to ride your bike, you will reduce the amount of carbon emissions you contribute to the environment.  Everyone that uses these methods of transportation actually help the air stay much cleaner, while also saving money on gas and car repairs.

Unplug Your Devices

Many of us are aware that even electronics that are turned off will still utilize energy if they remain plugged in.  However, this doesn't often stop many of us from unplugging every single device each time we are done using it.  Opting for power strips can solve this problem.  Plug your electronics and devices into power strips to make it easier to unplug everything at once.  This will prevent you from using more energy than you need to, especially when your devices sit idle anyways.

Invest in a Good Reusable Water Bottle

Bottled water bottles actually contribute much of the planet's plastic waste.  This waste then ends up crowding oceans, which has a negative effect on marine ecosystems.  To prevent the buildup of plastic, opt for reusable water bottles.  Instead, you can get water from a sink or fridge water dispenser each time you go for a refill.  This will prevent you from wasting more resources and contributing to the plastic problem.  

Reuse Common Household Items

Consider repurposing items before you throw them away.  Items like egg cartons can be used to store golf balls or desk supplies.  Boxes can be broken down and used as drawer separates.  Old coffee containers can be used as pencil holders or kitchen containers.  When you get creative, you can increase your recycling efforts and live more sustainably without paying for more products.

These are a few of the ways that you can increase your efforts to help the planet without buying all the expensive natural products on the market.  Many people that live in our apartments in Cayce, SC enjoy living a more sustainable lifestyle but still strive to save money.  If you are looking for budget-friendly apartments, contact Otarre Pointe Apartments to hear about our available apartments today.