10 ways to SAVE MORE and WASTE LESS!

Everyone LOVES saving money – and being able to create less waste is great too – so this week I’m sharing a few tips to help you save some money – and waste a little less in your home!

I’ve met a lot of people in my day and

everyone’s a little bit different they

got their own thing going on but I can

tell you one universal truth about

everyone I’ve met and that is they all

like to save money and one way that you

can save money is by wasting less now to

mention it’s great for the environment

and we need to be really good stewards

of the environment right now so this

week I am going to share with you ten

easy ways that you can waste less and

save more and some exciting news if you

haven’t heard I’ve got a book coming out

this is the Canadian cover this is a

cover you’ll get everywhere else in the

world and it’s available for pre-order

now visit clean my facebook.com/ the

book is going to totally change the way

you clean make your sponge laughs while

you might think that you have to get rid

of your sponge the second it starts

smelling or if you wiped up something

kind of gross

think again rather than talking it

consider cleaning and disinfecting your

sponge there’s a really easy way to do

this and it’s so much more responsible

not only for your wallet but for the

environment to use your sponge more so

here’s what you do syllable with equal

parts water and white vinegar make sure

the whole sponge is immersed in the

liquid microwave it for five minutes

when it comes out let it cool you can

remove it with tongs and what that will

do is get rid of bacteria and odors and

give some new life to that sponge we use

paper towels you may or may not know

this but paper towel can actually be

reused now not if you’re using it for

some gross cleanup job but if you’re

using it for something you know pretty

average like wiping up a juice spill on

the counter walk the paper towel over to

the sink bring it out rinse it wring it

out again and wipe another surface paper

towels are durable so long as you get

the good quality one another way to

stretch the life of your paper towel is

to use it to wipe out one thing for

example I will use it to wipe out a cast

iron pan and I’ll just leave the paper

towel beside the stove and I’ll put all

of my other food garbage on that paper

towel and I’ll wipe up a little schmutz

and then I throw it out so there I’ve

used one paper towels for three

functions two degrees cooler two degrees

hotter I always loved

aha but even I can admit it is pretty

irresponsible so what we’ve been doing

at home now in the winter is we’ve been

kicking the thermostat down by two

degrees and I’m surviving and I have to

say it’s actually easier to sleep in a

cooler bedrooms you can layer on the

blanket it’s kind of cozy but you know

what I do instead is I put on blankets

or sweaters and I’m wearing slippers so

I’m doing what I can to keep myself warm

and frankly it is making a big dent in a

positive sense on our bill and then in

the summer we’re going to kick the

thermostat up to degrees so we’re not

going to pull the air-conditioning right

down and we’re just going to find ways

to make sure that we’re not dealing with

that whole greenhouse effect so we’re

going to be closing our window covering

and that way we’ll keep sunlight out and

we’ll keep our home a little bit cooler

start a bag system I’d love to know in

the comments down below if you guys have

your usable bags that you take shopping

with you or if you’re still using

plastic bags where I live in Toronto

they charge you for plastic bags and not

to mention plastic bags clogged up

landfills go research how long it takes

for a classic bag to break down it’s

depressing

so Chad and I recently went to the

Container Store some of you guys might

have seen that haul and we picked up

this fantastic bag system that we now

bring with us whenever we go grocery

shopping so we don’t have to use plastic

bags we also found a really great mesh

bag replacement for produce which we

bring with us as well I’ll link both of

those down below for you in the

description box pickle juice power if

you like anything that’s pickled before

you toss that liquid down the sink

think again pickle juice well it doesn’t

really have a negative environmental

impact you can have a really positive

impact on your food so you can brine

chicken in pickle juice apparently this

is what one very successful chicken

franchise does to make their chicken

peace extra amazing you can add it to

hummus and salad dressings you can throw

them in a cocktail you can steam veggies

in it there are a lot of cool things you

can do with pickle juice so use it

before you toss it reuse jars on the

of pickle juice I’m sure you indulge in

pickles and jams and olives and all

kinds of other good stuff that comes in

jars don’t throw those valuable little

things out rather than buying containers

reuse your jars i right now in my fridge

have tumeric tea in an old soup jar and

I have soup in an old pickle jar I also

have spices which I’ve contained in old

spice jars that I’ve cleaned out

deodorized and then we you switch to

digital subscriptions if you currently

get your paper or magazines delivered to

your home you gotta get with the times

it is 2017 or maybe 2019 when you’re

watching this I don’t know but I’m sure

this will still be relevant a lot of

companies are now offering you the

ability to subscribe to their content

online not only is this easier for you

to manage at home because there’s less

paper for you to have to deal with but

you can also save content a lot easier

and usually if you subscribe online you

get offers and access to a lot of other

things you wouldn’t necessarily get

access to it just got the stuff

delivered to your home example an app

like texture I think gives you access to

hundreds of magazines every month

instead of just one subscription so

think about making that switch turn your

water off obviously you’re going to need

to use water for things like brushing

your teeth and washing your dishes water

is a scarce resource and you’ve got to

treat it with respect not to mention we

are paying for it so make sure that when

you’re washing dishes

you’re turning water off when you’re

actually not using it to rinse or fill

your sink and the thing goes for when

you’re brushing your teeth or washing

your face only when you actually need

the water is when you should turn it on

but when the brush is physically in your

mouth or the washcloth is physically on

your face your tap should be off use

reusable napkin reusable napkins are not

just for fancy people they are for

everyday people like moi now I used to

think that regional napkins were going

to be a total pain and extra laundry

that I’d have to do but let me tell you

what happened first of all we don’t have

a bunch of paper going around the house

because paper napkins that like long

rectangular thing you have to find

somewhere to store it number one

and number two you can’t recycle paper

towel or napkin so it’s kind of an

irresponsible choice now when it comes

to actual cloth napkins

so we’ll reuse them a couple of times I

mean of course if you get a spill on a

napkin you’re not going to use it but if

it’s just me out for a sandwich and you

dab your face for a second you can

easily reuse that I put the napkins in

with my cleaning cloth it’s literally no

extra work and it’s a little bit fancy

so go for it

wash and cold hang to dry if you want a

great way to save money think about the

way that you do laundry and perhaps

restructure things a little bit unless

you absolutely need to do your laundry

in hot water in there are some times

where that will be the case try using a

cold wash cycle instead obviously it’s

going to save money because you don’t

have to heat up that water and then when

it comes to the dryer unless you need to

use the dryer think about hanging your

garments to dry instead the dryer is a

total electricity hog even the efficient

ones are still going to cost you money

to run every single time and while we’re

on the topic of laundry I thought I’d

let you know that in my book clean my

space the secret to cleaning better

faster and loving your home every day

available at clean my facebook.com/ has

an entire chapter dedicated to all

things laundry I also covered my

three-step maker method which will

totally change the way you clean and go

over things like routines and schedules

or vostok tips and tricks and a whole

bunch of other really cool stuff in

there this week’s comment question is

what do you do to save more and waste

less let me know in the comments down

below because the clean my space comment

section is like a goldmine for

information so anything you share with

me and you share with everyone else we

all benefit from a couple videos for you

to check out I’ve got 10 common cleaning

mistakes and 6 habits for a cleaner home

both great videos for you to check out

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like this video thanks so much for

watching and we’ll see you next time

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