I’m working on an ongoing series here about how to save money by going green – “Live green and save $50,000 in five years“. The point of this series is to find out if the average family of four can save $50,000 in five years, simply by initiating green practices into their lifestyle.
However, it’s been tough going tracking these costs. So, I figured I’d do a little round-up post and keep it updated here. If you want to follow along, bookmark this post so you can return as the savings add up. Don’t forget, if you have more or less than four family members, savings will vary.
How to save $50,000 in five years by going green
Money saving actions any green family can take…
- Save $1,612 by using homemade green cleaners
- Save $1,000 by ditching paper towels
- Save $2,960 by having a less consumer Christmas
- Save $1,354 by using cloth napkins
- Save $6,000 by switching to reusable water bottles
TOTAL SAVINGS: $12,926
- Save $3,360 by using cloth diapers
- Save $835 per kid by using reusable baby wipes
- Save $30,000+ by cutting down on screen time
TOTAL SAVINGS: $34,195.00
TOTAL SAVINGS SO FAR: $47,121.00
$ left to save: $2,879
If you’ve got any questions or comments about this series, or if you have a green practice you’d like me to consider, leave a comment below.