In the world of things that cost more money, these gadgets will actually save you money without effecting your lifestyle.
Bottled Water Filter
This is a sports bottle with a filter built right on. If you are like me and like to buy filtered water, you’ll actually save money with this gadget.
I never buy batteries. Buying rechargeable costs so much less than buying new batteries. Plus, rechargable batteries are much better for the environment.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
These little bulbs look a lot cooler than normal light bulbs, plus they use a lot less electricity.
Efficient Water Heads
Not only will you use less water with one of these shower heads, but you’ll save electricity too. How? Less water being used also means less water being heated up.
Low Flow Toilets
Another water saver… I know these often get a bad rap, but really there are some pretty decent low flow toilets out there. Try Toto brand toilets, just make sure the toilet is labeled WaterSense, the seal for low water usage toilets.
You, like many, probably complain about the gas prices and the money you can’t save due to the high costs of gas. Well a Scooter can do the trick. It’ll get you around town at 30mph, and if you get a 50cc model or lower you won’t even need to pay insurance on it. But the biggest advantage is the 80+ mpg you’ll be getting with your moped. Of course you’ll also cut down on the miles you add to your car.
Rising Costs = Forced to Save
As I’ve traveled through Europe, I’ve seen plenty of money saving practices that I’ve yet to see in the US. Simply Europe is forced to cut back due to the costs of almost everything, especially gas! I’d never seen as many bikes as I’ve seen chained up in Amsterdam. Almost every toilet in Europe is a low flow toilet. Or try Venice, I’ve found plenty of hole in the ground toilets.
Of course at $4 a gallon, I’ve noticed people simply don’t drive as much, and more and more bikes seem to be appearing. Is there a breaking point where you realize it doesn’t make sense to always drive my car? There certainly is, and with driving costing what it does I believe many would rather stay home than take their car out for a spin.