There was a time when people lived happy and comfortable lives even with just one person of the family earning. That’s probably because the needs of the people in early times were lesser than ours; and because it was a simpler time. Now, for a normal family to functions, there’s a lot that counts as “vital”; especially if you want to live a peaceful life.
But with the increasing of needs in modern times, we’ve also increased the amount of things we waste. Oh we don’t mean the amount of wasting that we (humans) do as a whole and how it affects the world. No, we’re talking about how our wasting habits at home effects are utility bills.
If your family wastes a lot, but you don’t know how to put an end to it; then perhaps we can help you out.
When talking about waste management for homes, the biggest offender is electricity. Because of how much we’ve come to rely on electronics for our needs, we tend to use a lot of electricity in a daily basis. And it’s not just our mobile phones and laptops either; coffee machines, shower heaters, blow driers…even cars! So many things depend on electricity. Try to use electronics less and use the more “manual” ways of getting things done.
Electricity wastage Part 2
If your electricity bill doesn’t have much difference even after going the manual way; then perhaps you need to change a few of your machines. If your TV, AC, refrigerator or water heater is old, it’s possible that they consume more electricity than the modern machines. A good method for waste management at home, is to change your regular light bulbs to LED bulbs. Trust us, this alone will make a significant difference in your electricity bill.
If you live alone, and you work most of the day, then it’s possible that you don’t have a lot of time to cook your meals. Hence the popularity of fast food and take away; and as a result the increasing in weight and food money. Try to cook at least a few times a week; or if that’s not possible, try to cook in bulk once a week. Buy your groceries in bulk as well; as this makes a difference in the total amount you spend on it.
Other small wastage
Do you work from home? If you do, then it’s possible that you have a lot of misprinted documents laying around. Instead of chucking it into the dustbin, consider reusing it for other purposes. It can be anything from doing a few DIY projects, or crafts with your child or even cleaning the windows. Just put it to use before you throw it out.