Steps that Save

Here are a list of things I’ve stopped buying and roughly how much money I save on a yearly basis. This cost estimation is based on two adults.

  • Paper Towels. I use dish cloths~ This step saves =$260 per year
  • Napkins. I use wash cloths or dish cloths~ This step saves = $40 per year
  • Seran Wrap. I love my bees wrap! This step saves = $70 per year
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    *My next step, make my own bees wraps out of fabric from old shirts!
  • Reynolds Wrap. This step saves = $70 per year
  • Zip lock bags. I use glass containers or my beeswax wrap. This step saves = $60 per year
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  • Water bottles. This save saves = $120 per year
  • Dropps Laundry. This step saves me = $40 per year
  • Fast food/take out. The savings on this step is unknown, it’s hard to guess how much I would grab fast food because I don’t like it. I don’t like the waste that goes along with it and the lack of nutritious value. I might grab take out if I bring my  own containers, but never from a fast food joint 🙂
  • Floss. I use a water pik, it’s made out of plastic but at least it’s not single use? At least that’s what I tell myself… This step saves =  $72 per year

Total savings per year (rough estimate) = $602

No more impulse buys either! I have to actually plan when I go shopping or to the grocery store. I do my shopping more efficiently and buying only what I need. (Ahem.. except *cough* shoes *cough*) This little step lifestyle saves me money in the long run.

“I make myself rich by making my wants few”

– Henry David Thoreau

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