20. Don't Waste Water or Energy

Instead of turning up the thermostat, wear a woolly cardigan or sweater to stay warm. Use a throw to keep your toes warm when curling up with your beloved to watch TV.

Make a cup of tea in a pot rather than individual cups or mugs - you save on electricity that way, if each member of the household wants a hot drink, but you also save on tea bags/loose tea. Don't let the water run and run when washing dishes. Turn off the tap while scrubbing, then rinse when done. Hand wash dishes once a day rather than using the dishwasher, because you can save between 200 to 500 gallons of hot water per month that way. Good for Mother Earth, good for your checking account.

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