In terms of sustainability, there is a direct link between “going green” and inexpensive living. There are minimal changes that we all can make in our daily lives that not only give our wallets a break, but also help out the environment. Continue reading to learn four simple ways you can save money, while conserving at the same time!
Make less trash. The next time you go shopping for household items, there are a few things you should consider removing from your list…this includes tissues, plastic sandwich bags, paper towels, and paper plates. These disposable products aren’t biodegradable, which makes them harmful to our environment. Cutting them out and replacing them with disposable alternatives like handkerchiefs and sponges will reduce your carbon footprint and save a few dollars!
Switch to eStatements! When you sign up for online statements, you’ll start to receive them electronically. You’ll receive email notifications when your statement is ready to be viewed online, and will have access to them much sooner than if they are mailed – allowing you to identify any discrepancies or fraudulent activity in a timely manner! eStatements are also great for the environment, drastically reducing our carbon footprint, as we eliminate paper and envelope usage. To enroll today, call SeaComm at (800) 764-0566 or stop by any of our six branch locations.
Conserve water. Did you know the more hot water you use, the higher your energy bills will be? A good way to save money on your water bill is to wash clothes in cold water. Making this change will end up saving money on your water bill, and your clothes will be just as clean!
Also, when doing dishes, there’s no need to pre-rinse them. Just scrape excess food in the trash and let your dishwasher do the rest of the work. Contrary to popular belief, it requires more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to wash them in the dishwasher!
Turn the lights off. Don’t waste electricity and money by leaving lights on in your house when you leave. Make it a point to ensure that everyone in your home is diligent about conserving electricity…after a few months of persistence, you’ll notice a significant change in your electric bill. The environment (and your wallet) will thank you!