5 steps towards helping you live a little greener and help you save money too!

Many of us will experience what it’s like to live in a small space that can easily build up with food packaging and dirty washing. With a few green changes you can go from living in a cave to living in your own little patch of heaven. Living green can not only help you look after the environment you’re living in, but also save you lots of money to spend on discounts and meal deals instead. Plants can brighten up your room, and their fresh smell can help disguise the smell of all those pizza boxes.

1. RECYCLING! THINK OF THE TURTLES

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There are recycling bins everywhere, so use them! Recycling is one of the most obvious ways to clean up the pathway from your door to your bed so you don’t end up becoming a sewage god by the time you walk through your room.

2. GROWING HERBS

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Supermarkets sell herb plants all the time. These can be used but then regrown instead of thrown out. Some herbs are especially easy to grow like Basil which loves heat and grows the more you use it. Chilli seeds, pepper seeds, and garlic bulbs can just be planted in soil and left to grow with occasional watering. No plant pots? Reuse the chopped tomato tin that helped create your masterpiece of a spag bol.

3. BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH, CARDBOARD BOX

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Use boxes to store stuff. Or use them to lure in cats...You never know when you might need a box.

4. LEFTOVERS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND

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Left with an onion, half a pepper, a couple of tortillas and mince that’s a few days away from going off? Don’t throw them away! Get creative and cook them all up and suddenly you have a burrito. Use your homegrown herbs to spruce up the flavour and you’re on your way to becoming a pro.

5. SWITCH PLASTIC FOR METAL

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It’s actually worth investing in a small set of metal cutlery instead of buying plastic cutlery. Getting a flask and/or reusable water bottle can also save you £££ and time.

So there are five simple steps to living green. Know anymore? Leave a comment to share them with us!

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