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    Green tips for the day... 1/8

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    Think you don't have time to recycle or be green? Think again! It will take less than 10 minutes to do any of these and not only are they good for the environment, they save you money too!

    1. Before you throw out those tattered beat up old shirts, save them and cut them up. They make great washable rags that will save a tree and save you a buck too!

    2. Wash your clothes in cold water unless they are very stained. You'll save 80-85% of the energy used when washing in hot water!

    3. Only run your dishwasher and your washer when they are full. This will save water AND save energy, meaning both lower water and electricity bills as well as using less detergent!.

    4. Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket. You can also turn your water heater down to 120. This will take less energy and also less chance that little Timmy will scald himself!

    5. Cooking something small? Use your toaster oven instead of your regular oven. It uses 1/3 to 1/2 of much energy as the regular oven: again, saving you $ on your electricity bill.
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    I do all those but one of them
    Are you scrappy enough for me
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    i use my toaster convection oven for TONS of cooking...
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    We do all those things Nice to know I'm doing something right.

    Oh and my dishwasher's name is Miko so that works even better.
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    I've washed clothes in cold water since I was a kid... and I do most of the other things too.. We're only semi "green" though.

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    ah!! 2 out of 5, not bad for me...thanks for the tips!
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    we do all but the last one because we don't have a toaster oven
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisonsdream View Post
    we do all but the last one because we don't have a toaster oven
    I have a hamilton beech one and I love it! Its huge and its a rotisserie, it broils, and its a convection oven.
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    i kind of want one for when harrison is gone so it's easier to use and clean up lol
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    I honestly cant tell you the last time i used my normal oven...I usually just use the stove top, my little oven or my crockpot.
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