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25 simple ways to save energy

Big energy saving week is the 18th – 24th January 2021. It’s really important to try and save as much energy as possible, when we can, not only to help save the planet but it saves you money too!

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  1. Wash up in a bowl instead of running water
  2. Wash your laundry at 30 degrees
  3. Take a shower instead of a bath
  4. Have a shorter shower
  5. Let your hair dry naturally instead of using a hairdryer
  6. Don’t overfill the kettle
  7. Wash a full load of laundry
  8. Switch off plugs at the wall
  9. Turn the heating down -> wear more clothes if you’re cold
  10. Wait until your dishwasher is full before starting it
  11. Don’t leave anything on standby
  12. Turn off the lights when you leave the room
  13. Check your tyre pressure regularly -> flat tires requires more fuel
  14. If you aren’t using your car roof rack, take it off -> requires more fuel
  15. Try and drive at the right gear
  16. Print as little as possible -> when booking tickets, get the e-ticket version
  17. Print double-sided
  18. Switch your lightbulbs to LEDs
  19. Use water from cooking veg for watering your plants -> they contain minerals
  20. Collect rainwater to use to water your plants
  21. If you have a garden, use a washing line to dry your clothes in the summer (or whenever it’s warm enough outside)
  22. Don’t upgrade your phone etc. unless it’s broken and even then, see if you can get it fixed first
  23. Buy second hand
  24. Use public transport, walk or cycle instead of driving (don’t use public transport during covid unless you HAVE to!)
  25. Go vegetarian or vegan (but don’t force yourself)

If you have any other ideas on how to save energy, share them with me in the comments.

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Best wishes, Cx

43 thoughts on “25 simple ways to save energy”

  1. Really great tips – I do almost all of them. Some are harder to do than others. I think people also constantly need a reminder of basic things like not leaving the water on when brushing or leaving the light on when you leave the room or recycling or reusing things. 😊

  2. Saving energy is very important especially when we have insufficient power to serve every person on the planet. When you save power, you help more people access power. Thanks for sharing this article.

  3. These are some great suggestions. I do a lot of these already, more as we are trying to save as much money as possible. However I definitely think there is always room for improvement and will certainly continue to make more changes to save energy.

  4. Great tips! I am terrible for printing things off. It’s a bad habit I need to stop. I am always so frightened of forgetting something so I will print it off! Haha, I am always telling my partner about overfilling the kettle. I am going to show him this!!

    Thanks for sharing, Helen x

    1. My laptop refuses to connect to any printers and I’m way too lazy to email to someone else to print off so that one is ok for me aha. Thank you for reading and commenting πŸ™‚

  5. These are all great tips! I try my best to save energy where I can.. sadly norway doesn’t have the little on and off switches by the wall plugs, I miss that about living in England since it really helped with not using too much electricity x

  6. I love these suggestions. I swear by number 9, unfortunately, my partner is constantly cold, and always wants the heating on, so I encourage him to wear layers before switching it on. I liked going down this list and checking off in my head which ones I already do. I don’t have a car or a garden, so those don’t apply, and I struggle with number 25, but we are trying vegetarian substitutes. Thank you for sharing these suggestions, as they are always useful to have on hand. 😊

    1. I’m guilty of that too sometimes! I’m glad to hear that you’re trying veggie substitutes – let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading and leaving a lovely comment x

  7. I needed this. I’m quite the lazy type and I don’t really like wasting my energy so I’m definitely practicing this tips.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Here in South Africa, we’re kind of forced to save electricity seeing as it’s gotten so expensive, so I do everything I can to save it. Also, you have mentioned great tips here πŸ™‚

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

  9. Thanks so much for these super useful tips, we really can make simple changes and create positive results! Amy at amymarshment.com xx

  10. These are some really great tips! I have been really trying to buy things second-hand, which I expect will be easier when the pandemic is more under control in my area. I have also been using re-usable grocery bags at the store and skipping the individual plastic bags for produce, which really add up. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I get you, I loved going into charity shops and having a browse which we can’t do at the moment. They are great changes you’ve been making <3 xx

  11. I loved this! Definitely trying to be more environmental friendly lately and I needed tips like this! Love this list, thank you so much for sharing it x

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