1st thing is, replace your old timey light bulb with a Compact Fluorescent bulb. It’s gonna save ya 75% of the energy used by the old bulb, generate 90% less heat. A 25 watt CFL will give ya the same amount of light as a hundred watt bulb. Did I mention it’ll last about 10 times longer? This thing’s gonna save ya about $75.00 over the life of the bulb. Go get ya some. My Grampa used to tell me, “Waste not, want not.” Friends and neighbors, we didn’t through nothing’ away! Old Grandad would have been shocked if he saw some of the packaging these companies use today. Heck! There’s more money in the package than there is the product.
Look fer products that don’t use all that packaging. Buy in bulk where ya can. Buy real food at the grocery store. I mean buy taters, carrots, whole chickens, beef steaks or roasts. Stay away from the cut up, processed foods. Eliminate tons of garbage, and save money to boot. If ya keep your yard in good repair, and the grass ain’t knee high to a jack rabbit, get ya one of them new push mowers they got out today. They ain’t nothing like the one I had to use to mow with when I was a kid. They work really well, and ya get some exercise to boot along with saving energy and keeping the smog down. Be sure you insulate ya house really well.
Most people overlook that way of saving money. Now I can remember living in a house where you could see outside without windows. Gramma’d tell me, “Son, get outta that draft! You’re gonna catch your death of cold!” I’d say, “Gramma, where would you like me to go ta get out of the draft, the barn?” She’d just laugh. Well, we don’t have to put up with that nowadays, but have ’em blow your attic full of fiberglass, and keep them windows and doors shut good. It’ll make a world of difference in your heating bill. You can save tons of money and waste if ya buy used instead of new. One of my favorite places is Goodwill.
Buying from Goodwill and donating to Goodwill helps a lot of mighty deserving folks. They’re out there trying to make a living the old fashioned way – they’re working for it. Why, they even have an on-line store now. Go in and take a look around at Goodwill Too! You might find something ya can’t live without. My wife had druthers go to garage sales and flea markets than she had to Sears, or Macy’s, or any of them other high falootin places.
She’s like a kid in a candy store. Christmas is comin up soon, and you can save some money here and help our environment to. Hide ya credit cards and spend cash this year. Garage sales and flea markets are the way to go. Why, just last week, I bought a $150.00 leather jacket fer 10 bucks at a garage sale. I checked it out on the internet. Passing it around like that is good for our Earth.