12. Product Highlight: Eco Egg

TLDL?: Buy the Eco Egg, and save a lot of money, easy.

Show Notes

In this episode I share with you another product which is definitely going to save you some serious money. The Eco Egg.

For me, as a single guy I used to spend roughly $60USD (£48) a year on washing powder that came in a non-recycable box. With the Eco Egg purchase, I’ve just spent $32USD (£25), but get this, the amount I purchased lasts for 3 YEARS! So that’s under $11USD a year!

I went from an estimated $195-$260USD over three years, to just $32. Can you save more if you have a family? I’m sure you could, easily. Then think of the amount of less waste you’re not making.

The Eco Egg is a clever and simpler way to save money, save time and save on waste clearly.

Show Links

https://www.ecoegg.com

5. $aving On: Tampons

TLDL?: Stop buying tampons each month, every year, buy a moon cup or diva cup (hate that name) as a one-time purchase, save a ton of money and save all that waste going to the landfill.

Show Notes

I sat down with Rea and got her opinion on the moon cup, so that Rea could share her experience with those who don’t anything about this wondering money saving and landfill rescuing device.

Show Links

https://groundswell.org/women-spend-hundreds-of-extra-dollars-per-year-heres-one-easy-out/

4. $aving On: Household Water

Show Notes: In this episode I share my water bill, discuss water usage and questioning how we use water on a small level. I also set myself a challenge and want to share the challenge with you. Can you save 10% off your water bill?

Happy listening.

TLDL?: If you manage your water usage, it will go down and you'll save money on your water bill of course! I share 7 tips that I do myself.

Only one tip involves spending money, it's also a long term payoff.

BONUS TIP because you're reading this, I mop my shower floor of water and I also use that as flush water!

Show Links

Reduce tap water flow by 98% - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/621008351/altered-nozzle-same-tap-98-less-water

20 more tips - https://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-ways-to-conserve-water-at-home.html

45 more tips - https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/45-ways-to-conserve-water-in-the-home-and-yard/

2. $aving On: Household Electricity

NOTE: $O = Saving Money.

TLDL?: You’re paying for electricity even if you turn things off. I didn’t even know this. Want to save some of your hard earned money? Then unplug everything you don’t need. except the necessary power switches you can set up to alleviate the inconvenience of having to turn everything on/off repeatedly.

In the process you’ll be saving money on your utility bill with a bit of planning. It can range from 5% to above 10% depending on your house hold set up.

TIPS:

  1. Unplug everything you’re not using (at the moment, I only have a fridge, wifi [only during the day] and a kitchen power strip attached to the mains).

  2. Charge your devices during the day and not over night to save electricity.

  3. Utilise power switches to make turning on and turning everything off easier.

  4. (OPTIONAL) Purchase an Electricity Usage Monitor to get the wattage with your devices when on standby or “turned off”.

How Much Am I Projected to Save So Far?

At a minimum, with these ideas - $48 a year with my set up.

LINKS

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/articles/3-easy-tips-reduce-your-standby-power-loads

https://20somethingfinance.com/electrical-leaking-standby-appliance-list/ 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RGF29Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000RGF29Q&linkCode=as2&tag=20somethi-20&linkId=QH534SVAGPLHV4KX

https://www.thegreenage.co.uk/the-cost-of-leaving-appliances-in-standby-mode/

https://conversation.which.co.uk/technology/stand-by-energy-saving-trust-save-turn-off-energy-money-bills/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Star

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