Is Green the Way to Go: Some Cheap Alternatives to Daily Necessities


There is a time in the future where we’ll be able to rely on green alternatives to a lot of our problems in life. It will be cheaper, and it will also help clean up our planet. However, that may be a long way away because of a number of different reasons. Firstly, change is naturally slow when it comes to the global scale and that means not every country will be on the same level. Secondly, while green is cheaper, it’s also simultaneously more expensive. The nature of the technology behind alternative energies can still be considered in their infancy. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to look forward to and you can even start making green and cheap choices right now at home. Here are some of the ways you can do that.


This has been a long standing tip, and until now, composting is still a relevant option in the household. Homes that have gardens or a wealth of plant life can thrive when you start using your biodegradables to support your little greenhouse. You’ll also be happy to know that this method will surely cut down the costs of fertilizers, and that’s never a bad thing when it boils right down to it.

The Food Cleaning Alternatives

Food Cleaning Alternatives

There are a number of different things in and around the household that you may never have considered effective when it comes to cleaning. Lemons are an amazing disinfectant when you squeeze enough of it. Couple that with some unscented soap, and you have an extremely cheap alternative to otherwise pricey sanitizers. You can even use a combination of lemon with baking soda in small bowls can also help you kill odors around the house.

The Sodas and Starches

The fun thing about baking soda and cornstarch is that besides cooking, you can use both as effective home cleaners. The latter is great at polishing furniture, shampooing carpets, and can be mixed with a bit of lemon so that you end up with a great little window cleaning agent. Baking soda can kill odors and you can even use it just in case you run out of your own deodorant. Through the use of water, white vinegar, and baking soda, you’ll end up with an all-purpose cleaner.

Opening the Window

opening the window

This is almost so obvious that it’s funny, but sometimes, in place of air conditioning opening a window can cool down the home quite quickly. In fact, if you live in a relatively clean neighborhood, it can be a very healthy thing to crack open a window every once in a while. It can cut down on electric costs, and the natural crosswind will feel great after a while. Just make sure to lock them up tight at night.

There are many different ways through which you can make your life just a bit cheaper with green cleaning alternatives at home. While this may seem like a small step, it’s a step in the right direction. So try them out and see if they work for you.

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