RECYCLING Is a good idea - and there are many people trying to save the planet - but now its big business and there is lots of money to be made from scrap metal, old car batteries and clothes - even aluminium cans so dont be conned into giving it away free - Eg old car battery = £10 Old fridge up to £35 Clothes 60p a kilo even cardboard and paper its some cases its worth saving and selling it - notice how some websites and places say recycle what they really mean is give to us free, so dont waste your cash
GAS CENTRAL HEATING is expensive in the uk one way you can cut your bills every year is easy and simple - central heating systems Are made from copper pipes - they leak heat - that you pay for !!! If you go the DIY stores and get pipe insulation and cover all your pipes your gas bills will fall in half - its easy to do - when central heating was installed you will probably find some floor boards Have been cut to put the pipes in - all you need to do is lift up your carpets find these places lift up the floor boards and slide the insulation along the pipes - result !!! You save good money - insulate every thing ! we did and saved loads over £80 per year - go green its good for your pocket dont give it away
HOT WATER Put an old continental quilt around your hot water cylinder over the top of any insulation you already have you would be amazed at how much heat still leaks through conventional insulation - we did this and saved a lot
MORE HOT WATER - some people have a hot water tank - well boiling a kettle must be cheaper than heating a whole tank full of hot water - when you need a wash or when washing dishes use a kettle it must be cheaper ! With a bit of thought you could cut 90% of your summer gas bill and save some money and go on holiday ( in Spain )
OLD CARPETS dont take them down the dump ! That costs you money - and where they go makes them money !!! We cut ours up into 4ft - 5ft squares and use them for extra loft insulation - you save double !!!!! And it really did make Our house a lot warmer without spending any money so you dont have waste money on car transport
GET HOT FREE Put pipe insulation on all your hot water pipes - this can save you £25 per year per tap
- not bad for an hours work LOWER your gas bills -
Microwaves TV`s washing machines computers many of them eat power even when they are switched off, pull the Plug out - you will really be surprised just how much you can cut off your electricity bill
Put your fridges and freezers in cooler places this will save you money - eg a freezer put it in a garage
The Obvious - energy saving light bulbs ! But they really do save you money better still LED bulbs look on Ebay and run them from solar
HAIRY MEN Buy hair clippers from the markets for only £5 but they will really save you money on hair cuts - easy to use !!! Dont go to the barber at £10 a go going going gone !
Dont go to places where you have to pay for parking, go to Dagenham Sunday market - its much bigger and better And parking is free and is fast becoming the best market in the east end and there are a lot more people going there than the old fashioned high cost town centres ...You wont get a bargain in a place of high costs , all you are really doing is paying for high rents rates and more you could never get your monies worth... market stalls are better, cheaper
Supermarkets are not cheaper - we found tea bags in pound shops nearly half the price they were in Super markets when they must come out a machine by the thousand some ones making big money !!! - But Lidle and Aldi IS cheaper
If a business charges VAT you are going to be 20 % for nothing worse off for what ! = Nothing ! ....try and find a smaller business that doesnt charge VAT then try and Swop something so no money changes hands
Buy a bread making machine you can get them for £30 - they will save you loads and its really easy remember bread that Costs £1+ in a shop really costs 10p or less to make and its old by the time you get it, a bread machine will make you money
CHEAPER TRANSPORT Buy a diesel car - much cheaper to run than petrol
GREEN ELECTRIC CARS ? - Yes all your doing is transferring pollution from you to a power station and paying more for it and no doubt there is a computer involved and that will cost you more as well as 1 ton of batteries and computer - An electric car is really quite simple
FREE If some one wants things for free from you ask them what are they going to give you free
SCOOT CHEAPER We brought a scooter - much cheaper to run than a car - ??? this saved us a load of money the only ones worth buying are Japanese Scooters such as Honda. Our Chinese scooter just keep breaking down - we had one - got rid of it fast. A good Honda lead will cost about £600, tax £15, insurance £90 and it will do 180 to the gallon saving you money - Cost of a car - fuel £25- £40 per week !!!! We spend £5 per week - dont give anyone a free dinner off your back
SAVE all your old clothes and recycle them into your own pocket a much better idea - recent advertising about saving the Planet is now big business making other people rich thank you very much a nice free dinner while you are giving it away FREE you can find plenty of people to Recycle you old clothes
OLD TOWELS - use them as cleaning rags get your monies worth and spend it on a free holiday then bag up all your old rags then sell them for 30p a kilo
PUFF PUFF A nice free dinner for someone else - smoke cigarettes ( Fags) Addicted to handing over your money !!!!!! Going out to work in the cold and snow ??? to pay what !!!!
SEE THROUGH WINDOWS How to make window cleaner - get spray bottle put in a table spoon of white vinegar - and 3 drops of good washing up liquid + water ….This will clean your windows fine !!!!
A shop ??? Rent £1000 per month Rates = same.... electricity insurance staff .... Repairs who pays for all this ????? Answer YOU DO and now you have got to pay to park to go to these places who`s doing who a favour ???? Much better idea to go To Dagenham Sunday market where prices are lower and you can park for FREE
PARKING ???? BUSES ??? Money money money by the time you have gone through all this....Get a Bike we use one for local journeys - someone doesnt get a free dinner from us !!!! After a while you realise you can make loads of good journeys FREE FREE FREE go green and keep your money in your own pocket - you can get a good bike from a car boot sale ours cost us £20 - its saves us loads every year -Say Goodbye to £7 per gallon expensive fuel
Seen TV ??? Supermarkets advertise and the prices are going up all the time we go to Aldi and Lidle much cheaper !!!!
MORE IS BETTER When you find something cheap and you use all the time.... buy loads .......toilet rolls tea bags etc then you dont have to make expensive trips
CLEAN AND CHEAPER We put Washing up liquid in our washing machine - it worked well ! and MUCH cheaper - Good for work clothes
Save the planet ? Good idea make sure some one pays you for all your hard work !!!
Use rechargeable batteries !!!! 500 times over - they will save you a fortune
BRIGHT IDEA torch??? Get an LED one - batteries last forever and no bulbs to break - use rechargeables - even cheaper
GAS ELECTRICS RATES Pay bills online cheaper No journeys no stamps - better saves you time money and effort go for dual fuel agreements and save more and more cheaper by direct debit
Going green - save the planet what's going to happen if its not saved ? See if you can make some money recycling money back in your own pocket
PARK AND TAKEN FOR A RIDE FREE…. To rent a small shop £15000 Rates £12000 ? electricity Staff Insurance stock- open all hours and you buy something who pays for all this ? answer YOU DO - buy from market stalls - cheaper
SEE THROUGH WINDOWS How to make window cleaner - get a spray bottle put in about a quarter of inch of white vinegar add 2 drops of washing Up liquid fill to the top with water - you have made window cleaner !!!!! If you go and buy this they must see you coming
TOILET CLEANER Get an empty plastic bottle- about 750 ml fil with 200 ml of vinegar + approx 80 ml of washing up liquid then fill to the top with water you can use this as toilet cleaner - it works good over night - it works better when you dont have to pay for it !!
Search www.youtube.com for money saving ideas - we did ……there are loads
PUFF PUFF Spend money on cigarettes !!! Yes please someone makes a lot of money out if this and they rather you didn’t stop handing it over - dont be a mug - you are being taken for a one big ride and your money up in smoke …..addicted to giving it away ...
FREE SUNSHINE ENERGY Solar panels - we got some from Ebay 80w x 5 = 400 w per hour you need car batteries a regulator ( £23 ) and an inverter that can change 12v to 240v mains….. result approx £200+ saved this year and more every year as prices will rise for the 25 YEARS = you save a fortune - easy to use and set up but you have to learn how, no good for electric heating but good for TV`s energy saving light bulbs computers radios etc
GET COLDER FREE ! SAVE £££ss We used old copper pipes approx 2ft sections on the radiator at the back of fridges and freezers this made the fridge run more efficiently saving electricity, once done…. your saving every year !
WAKE UP FREE Some people use a clock radio - costs money to buy and money to run - if you look on most mobile phones they have an alarm clock - use it …. That doesent cost any money !
DVD RECORDERS _ HARD DRIVE RECORDERS ? - expensive not very reliable - DVDs may not play, - Answer ! we got a TV that has USB Record then stored films and TV on a PC - quality much better more reliable and virtually free to run, you can watch on computers and laptops or transfer back to USB memory stick and replay on TV. …A 1TB external hard drive can store 500 films +…..smaller more efficient much cheaper and much less space! than DVD`s you can also get freeview boxes and TV`s that have USB record ( look on Amazon and Ebay ) cost about £20 why pay more ? In shops ?
MUSIC - No need to buy a stereo system - use your PC, Lap top or Pad or mobile and make up play lists etc for better quality you simply plug a Hifi to the audio out from your device … Parties, Disco, and a music Machine,
RADIO - dont go and buy one !!!!! you already have one on your PC..5000 Radio Stations
TV ....Got an old fashioned glass type TV ? Get an LED type TV - Much cheaper to run and will actually save you money to buy a new one
COOKING Ovens and grills - keep their heat some time after switching off gas or electric so what ever your cooking you wont need the heat 100% of the time especially if you close cooker doors - you save so cook 75% then let the remaining heat do the rest
COOKING - Put covers over cooking pots - this saves more energy - much cheaper
COOKING - Buy a Pressure Cooker - they can save you CASH
COOKING - Peas Carrots - use a microwave - cheaper !
COOKING - Buy potatoes in Cans quite Cheap ! then just microwave, much cheaper than 20 minutes gas cooking them
COOKING - Think of cold meals like salads - cheaper on energy - more healthy
COOK COOK - Buy a Halogen air cooker - these will cook in no time….. even from frozen and save you loads on your gas bill and they keep a house warm as well ….the best ones are mechanical not electronic ….less to go wrong - may last longer
USE PLASTIC AND GLASS CONTAINERS - We all throw away plenty - Coffee Jars etc use them in the Microwave for peas carrots Beans Soup etc BUY containers ! No thank you !
RUBBISH ! Not so ! Quite often you get leaflets and commercial advertising as letters through your door look for blank reverse sides on white paper - then use it - shopping lists, plans, ideas things to do today, … thank you very much ! Better than buying writing pads
DEFROST Your fridge regular this can increase the fridges efficiency but it will also give so many days free 10% over a year = £25
STAY WARM AND COOL use light colour curtains in summer - to reflect heat from the sun use dark colour curtains in winter to absorb heat on windows that face the sun extra heat = money
USE… your old car oil - use small quantities to coat metal and old tools - free protection
For Computer people - old mechanical hard drives eat power sometimes a pc might have 2 our pc is on 15 - 18 hours per day so it eats power get an electricity consumption meter from your electricity company we found out - our pc 168 w + 43 watts from a monitor = 2.5kw per day = £184 per year - this is what we did ! unplugged the CD Rom removed a floppy drive removed unused cards - replaced the HD with a 128 gig SSD consumption 1.8W cost £49 from www.ebuyer.com - operating system just 2 gigs programs 20 gigs leaves 100g + for data result power consumption fell in half - operating speeds like lightening ! - then we powered the whole thing from 5 x 80 watts solar power system = result - we removed it from the mains saving £200 per annum even better would be to use lap top - they have much lower power consumption - ours = 43 W easily enough for solar panels
DID YOU KNOW ? - In Germany ordinary people have turned to alternative energy so much that the national output from power stations has dropped 20% in the last few years which is a big chunk of domestic electricity output - you can see the motivation its money, why pay the bills ? - once you invest in solar power you have it for 25 years you might say it could cost £6000 + to achieve this - but not if you install it yourself we got our panels from Ebay for £80 Go Green and save your bills FOR YOU think how much you will save in 25 years !!! and energy prices are going up
BRIGHT IDEA - Ordinary light bulbs - expensive - Energy saving light bulbs - less EXPENSIVE ... Better ! LED Bulbs are even much cheaper to run and they will outlast everything ! You can run them from mains or some types on 12v look on Ebay - much cheaper than shops .....we run ours free forever from solar power
LAPTOPS are a lot cheaper to run than pc`s by 60% - can you save your money ? in your pocket !
CHEAP HOLIDAYS - GO CAMPING We did - Paris, Germany, UK, Holland much cheaper and more fun (See below )
CHEAP FERRY TRIPS - Look out for transit 1am to 6 am dont use a ferry operator that charges you for the days you spend abroad what they are selling is the trip there and back not the days in between - use one that charges for the trips - we go to France for £11 each way and stayed 5 days - better value
CUT DRINKS BOTTLES in half use them for pot plants ... But dont buy them - take cuttings and see if they grow
BREAD - Keep a loaf in the fridge - it lasts longer
CAFFINE in tea and coffee de-hydrates you - result ! Im gasping for a cuppa ! A vicious cycle - next time have a drink of plain water .... Refill your body with water its healthier and cheaper
SCRAP METAL - dont put it in the dustbin or call someone that charges you to take it away....an old fridge can be worth upto £35 !!!! save it up and take it to a scrap dealer save the planet and recycle the scrap - into your own pocket and save you !!! Especially car batteries and copper pipes
HOW TO AVOID PARKING TICKETS - Dont break the law or better ! Dont bother going there..... theres plenty of shops in East London in fact to many, if you look around most homes its full of clutter anyway, people will buy anything what for, they dont know - spend it wisely or better still get a bike ! And travel FREE we did and cut £2000+ plus, from someone else`s free dinner fuel bills
BANK BANK - Cheque account who needs one, go overdrawn and get charged per day, use an account that is a debit or credit card go overdrawn and get charged interest at 1.1% per month - much cheaper and safer
CARS COMPUTER MANAGEMENT - Think carefully if you buy a car with computer engine management - fine... what happens when it goes wrong ? You cant fix it, you would probably need a main dealer service facility at £100 per hour - we would never buy one... in 70`s and 80`s cars never had all this - fixing them was easy and cheap an old car might be a better idea if you look after it - or better still get a 70`s car and really look after it these are increasing in value and you might end up not paying road tax and selling the car for a nice profit - A car is meant to get YOU places A to B cumfy and warm reliable and reasonably cheap computers just COST BRAIN DAMAGE
THE MONEY YOU SAVE ... We brought stocks and shares now they are low .... Because of the recession, in a couple of years things will be back to normal and share prices will rise sharply leaving you much better off than savings accounts - thats what Banks do with your money anyway
Car De-icer ... Get an empty spray bottle fill it with half water and a little vinegar
CAR WIPER BLADES - they seem to age but you can solve this its really a build up of grease and dirt Clean them with vinegar - it works good dont wipe away your money ~!
CAR FUEL ECONOMY - Make sure your tyres are pumped to the correct manufacturers pressure
CAR ... Drive with your foot on the gas in one constant position for as long as you can the cruising economy fuel consumption is much less than accelerating
DONT BUY an alarm clock or clock radio - you already have one a mobile phone and its free to run !
SCRAP METAL - This turning into big money heres what you do! Put all your scrap in a bin in your back garden DONT put it in the rubbish bin or public bins, food cans bitz and pieces old scraps - once a year take to the re-cyclers and sell it - for a nice holiday in Spain, sun sun and fun, only trouble is coming back
MUSIC DONT BUY an MP3 music player - look on your mobile phone !
WATCH OUT ! out for global warming in the summer and Global colding in the winter ( trouble is the summers are rubbish as well in London )
BUY A HOUSE - With a South Facing front or back - The sun coming through the windows will warm your home, other directions cost you money ! And someone is making a lot of money from gas heating
DONT Buy House plants - find some nice ones somewhere else and take cuttings BUSINESS - When they grow - make more and sell them cash cash
COMPUTERS A LAPTOP on for 10 hours = 430w =10p =£39 per year A computer =2500w =62p per day =£226 per annum - the lap top is cheaper to run
SAVE CHRISTMAS Presents you dont want - wrap them carefully - next year give them to someone else
ONE DAY ..A homeless tramp died in Sweden everyone one knew him for years years and years then they did an investigation, he was worth = 264 Million - he had invested every penny given to him in Stox and shares guess what silly people gave away .....£264 million !!!
SAVE ....use all your old washing up greens for house cleaning
SAVE When towels wear out use them as tea towels when they are warn out use them for house cleaning when they wear out use them for car cleaning when they wear out sell them for recycling
BABIES - Cost a lot of money - make sure someone ! can pay for them !
WHERE ? Go where people spend money, city centres and holiday centres no point trying to be rich where no one is spending money
LIFE INSURANCE - Good idea ? , spend it ? When ?
MAKE COLD meals such as salads often = these dinner dont cost money to cook, healthier as well
BUY your own house ? How much ? RENT ? How much - ! - Easy.... buy a caravan or mobile home, much cheaper, very cosy, cheap to maintain, and its a start and you wont be half dead before you pay for it
LANDLINE PHONES Cost money - if you dont use a phone often its a better idea to have a Pay as you go mobile as a house phone - now thats saving money
DONT BUY A CAR with electronics all over it - complicated to fix and very expensive when it goes wrong
JUNK MAIL - Thank you !!!! check to see if the reverse side of documents leaflets etc can be used for shopping lists - things to do today lists dont buy writing pads ! Use scrap paper !
SAVE YOUR CANS ! As you get a drinks or food cans flatten them = a shoe will do this save them up and after a year take them to be recycled AT A SCRAP METAL DEALER scrap aluminium is worth a £700 ton yes please ! - Dont put them in the rubbish bin ……Recycle them back in your own pocket and you save the planet
WHOLESALE - you will always use things like tea bags, washing powder , Washing up liquid tea towels cans of peas etc so why not find out local wholesalers buy in bulk and save money - then you save by not using an english car on trips to the shops
GET A STEAM CLEANER These really work very well and clean really good and you dont have to spend money on nasty chemicals for years
GET A DOGGY ???? WOOF ! Yes wait to you get the vets bill + woof + blood +VAT - get a plastic one from a pound shop Ha ! That wont leave brown surprises (a pup)
LIGHT SHADES - YES your paying to light up a home then paying to keep half the light inside the shade, and a light shade costs even more money and then you clean it
GETTING MARRIED How much £50,000 + babies + everything else +VAT +Tax + Parking tickets +divorce quick ….run for your life …..maybe better PAY AS YOU GO !!!
OLD JUNK - Do a car Boot sale see if you can sell it
IF YOU use a sink to wash how much water goes on your face or hands ??? - really when you look only a small amount not a sink full - well really you only need 1 - 2 inches of water to do the job very well - well when you boil a kettle to make a cupa then just put a little extra in for hot water to have a wash FREE
GET A BICYCLE now thats a money saving idea … ok it may take time to go places …. It takes more time to buy a car : bicycle - !!! Think road safety first ! And a good chain and padlock get the lights from a pound shop and use rechargeable batteries and stop paying to live
VERY FLASHY SHOPS ? Who pays for all that ? Someone else ? Very Flashy prices ?
FRIDGE - FREEZER - Make sure the rubber seals are clean and in good condition - this effects the energy and running costs and your money
GOING ON HOLIDAY - Best time for this is when England is cold and other countries are nice and warm = you save money and get the best for less….. mid summer UK is when prices are higher go on holiday in the UK winter and save money on holiday
LIGHTING - look on Ebay and get LED Light bulbs they are even cheaper to run and a lot cheaper than UK Shop prices and will last you years longer than anything else …..bright idea
TEA TEA COFFEE …you could fill a kettle with just enough to boil water for a tea or coffee cup … but and you could go one step further…. boil a full kettle in the morning and pour the remainder into a thermos flask, keeping it warm for the rest of the day. This saves boiling a kettle several times through the day…. On 5 cups a day you can save £50 per year or more !
FROZEN FOOD .. Remove food from a freezer several hours before cooking and you wont have to pay the energy costs of cooking icy food - let it naturally defrost then spend less money cooking it
OLD CLOTHES - Bag them up and sell them by the Kilo there are companies that buy them as much as 60p a kilo do a google search
COLDER IS BETTER - If you have a freezer put it in the garage it doesnt have to work so hard to keep cold and save CASH
FILMS TV PROGRAMMES - Buy a TV with USB record and keep films on a hard drive - dont forget modern LED TV`s are cheaper to run and save cash
USE OLD JARS - And store screws nuts bolts etc they can come in very handy old Tvs hifi`s and anything electrical many have many things like this you can salvage and re - use …save any pieces of metal ( as well as food cans ) to take to the recyclers and get some FREE money
CHRISTMAS - some people get some presents they dont want … bag them up keep them fresh and new next year give them to some one else
CHRISTMAS - Use LED lights for a Christmas tree they last for years the old fashioned glass type bulbs are always breaking
CHRISTMAS CARDS - get a rubber that can rub out ink - then re -use the ones sent to you and send them out next year to someone else ……YES recycle save the planet save your pocket and make sure someone else does`nt get a free Christmas dinner
ENERGY METER - Contact your electricity supplier - about these and find out just where your money is really going …you might get one free
GET A SLOW COOKER - Very Cheap to buy and reliable to run … meat potatoes gravy and more come home and everything is done for pennies
Going Green is not only about saving the planet - it can be about saving your pockets from smelly vultures after a nice free Dinner... the more money you save by removing waste the less someone else gets - and the more efficiently you use your resources the better your living standards - going green is good for you ! If you have a business and a good money saving tip we will list you free here !