There is a misconception, that becoming green, means more work. Here are 15 tips to disprove that myth.
- Wait for full load to run dishwasher; I don’t know about you, but nobody in my house is too keen on emptying the dishwasher, this way you will cut down on the misery.
- Wait for full load to run washer; less time taking the dirty laundry down, filling the washer with soap and laundry, and taking the washed clothes out.
- Wait for full load to run dryer; that will cut down on times for loading, unloading, and transporting the clean laundry back to your room.
- Mow your lawn less often; nobody will notice the difference.
- Change your sheets, towels, and clothes less often; if it passes the smell test, it’s good.
- Don’t drive, ask to get a ride with your friends; see how long you can get away with always being the passenger, and then switch for a while.
- Don’t flush; remember, ‘it it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down.
- Cut down on your shopping trips, you won’t have to get in your car, find a parking space, deal with the crowds, pull your wallet out, carry the bags, get your car keys out, drive home, empty the bags, and dispose of the bags.
- Buy less, this way you won’t need as much money, and you won’t need to work as much.
- Skip presents altogether, now you can use green as an excuse.
- Forget preheat when cooking in the oven; that’s one less thing to remember.
- Men, don’t wear ties or jackets in the summer, it’s the new green thing.
- Leave grass clippings on the lawn; it’s good for the lawn, and who wants to rake that stuff anyway?
- Favor salads and quick meals that don’t require much cooking; you will save your time and also money from using less gas and electricity.
- Skip the plastic bags at the produce section; instead dump all your fruit and vegetables directly into your shopping cart (that only works for the bigger items of course . . .).
The other green lists, I have published, I don’t always follow, but this one, I follow to the letter. Absolutely.