Keep a small amount of water in your sink to rinse dishes rather than using running water.
Run your dishwasher only when it is full.
Use less detergent. Most dishwashers require only a tablespoon to work effectively.
Use the “air dry” rather than “heat dry” setting on your dishwasher.
Assign one colored cup or glass to each child so they don’t use 10 of them in a day.
Use cloth napkins instead of paper.
Whenever possible, use washable dishes rather than disposable.
Use rags rather than paper towels.
Use your crock pot to save energy and avoid heating up the kitchen.
Cook from scratch as much as possible.
Avoid convenience foods. They cost up to 5 times more.
Make a weekly menu. (Click here for help with meal planning.)
Keep a running grocery list (print one here) and note items as you run out of them.
Check your pantry and the sale ads before shopping.
Make a menu (print a menu planner here)
Freeze and use leftovers.
Use homemade cleaners. Recipes here.
Use a real mop rather than expensive disposable products.
Use rags, rather than paper towels.
(Hide the paper towels to use only for big greasy messes.)
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