We all want more money in our pockets, and going green can help you achieve that. There are so many tips that not only help you save money, but also help you save the environment. Why not do both? Here are a few tips to get you started on the road to becoming a frugal greenie.

4 Tips to Going Green to Save Money

  1. Start air drying your laundry. When you air dry your laundry, you are saving electricity, carbon emissions, and money. You’re also extending the life of your clothes by not drying them in the dryer. Not only are you saving money on the act of drying laundry, but you also will have to buy clothes less often!
  2. Switch to CFL bulbs. Sooner than later, the old incandescent light bulbs will be a thing of the past and everyone will have CFL bulbs. They last longer and use electricity, so it’s a win-win.
  3. Reduce or Eliminate paper products in your home. If you can get rid of paper towels and napkins (some people even eliminate toilet paper!) you will be reducing the waste, carbon emissions from manufacturing, and deforestation. Start slowly by buying some micro fiber towels in bulk and using them instead of paper towels.
  4. Make your own cleaning products, laundry detergent, and bath products. Not only will you know that there are natural ingredients going in them, but they’re cheap and work well! You’ll do a good thing for your health and the environment by eliminating some nasty chemicals, not to mention adding some cash in your wallet!

These are some tips to get you started going green. I recommend doing one thing at a time so it’s not too overwhelming. Before you know it, you’ll be smelling like patchouli and donning peace signs.

What steps have you taken to go green in an attempt to save more money?

This guest post is from Mrs. Money who writes about saving money and living green at her blog, Ultimate Money Blog.