Create a natural weed killer! Mix undiluted vinegar with a squirt of dishwashing soap, and spray weeds until they disappear. You’ll skip the sketchy environmental pollutants in most weed killers, plus, the solution helps keep future generations of weeds at bay.
Your mom may find it hard to believe, but Dishwashers use half the energy, one-sixth of the water, and less soap than hand-washing dishes in the sink! Just make sure it’s full before you run it: Doing so can save 100 pounds of carbon dioxide and 40 dollars per year!
Doing all your laundry in cold water saves energy. In fact, almost 90 per cent of the energy consumed by a washing machine goes to heating the water, according to Energy Star. Newer detergents, plus the washing machine’s agitating action, are enough to remove stains sans heat.
More than 40% of households have a video game console, and these devices consume nearly full levels of power even when turned off, costing you up to $100 a year. Look for the auto power down feature (Xbox 360 and PS3 have them) where the device automatically goes into a low-power sleep mode after a period of inactivity.
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