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water savings tips

These days, going green is all the rage. But truly reducing your footprint on the planet involves more than just a few buzz words to toss around: It's a sustainable lifestyle choice focusing on ways to preserve and improve the earth, and water savings is a big part of that. Recycling, reducing energy use and conserving water are all important elements. Even if your landlord is responsible for paying for the water usage in your apartment, it's important to be mindful of water conservation for environmental purposes. Although it can be difficult to make significant changes due to the transient nature of apartment dwelling and the fact that your landlord may not approve significant home modifications, by making a few simple changes, you can easily save gallons of water a day. Here are a few tips for conserving water in your apartment.

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

Energy-wasting appliances are a huge drain on your bank account. Even if your appliances are turned off, they can still draw power and raise your energy bill. “Vampire power” — the power drawn by an appliance when it’s plugged in,…

wi-fi password tips

You’ve already set the funniest or best Wi-Fi name for your home router (May I suggest, “BewareOfAttackCat” or “YouHadMeAtWifi”? You’re welcome), now you need to set your personalized password. As soon as you’ve learned how to change the Wi-Fi password, you can set it to anything you wish. But consider the delicate balance between a secure password and one you can easily remember.

WiFi Cell Service

Using Wi-Fi with your phone will allow you to browse the internet and use most of your apps without needing better cell reception because Wi-Fi does not require a cellular signal. Additionally, if your phone service charges for using above a certain amount of data per month, using Wi-Fi does not count towards your data plan.

fluorescent light bulbs

The other feature of these energy efficient bulbs is that many come in colored versions and are “smart,” so you can connect them to your smart home hub, set up routines for lights to switch on and off automatically when you come and go, attach them to motion sensors, or even fade them in and out in the morning and evening with the sun.

downsizing

A smaller space will mean less to clean and maintain. You’ll hopefully rid yourself of all the stuff you just don’t need. And obviously you’ll save money on rent and utilities. Downsizing is an opportunity to start over.

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