Going green is great for the environment, but it can also help your wallet a bit, too. Yes, going green in your home can help save you money each year; meaning you’ll have more cash to spend on all the environmentally-conscious goodies you want. Below you will find ways in which the green movement is also leading to economic freedom for many who adopt some green habits.

Non-toxic, effective cleaning products can be made right in your home at a cost of about 75 less than traditional cleaning products. In many cases, the products are sitting right in your cabinet at the moment. White vinegar and baking soda are excellent cleaners and lemon juice can be used as a disinfectant and stain remover. These cleaning products are non-toxic and cheap and do not contribute to the excessive container waste that traditional, chemical-laden cleaning products do.

80 of the energy output by washing machines is used to heat water. Your clothes don’t care if it is hot or cold in there; promise. Use cold water to wash your clothes and you’ll see a dip in your energy bill.

Along the same lines consider setting a digital thermostat in the home to turn off about 20 minutes after you head to bed and on 20 minutes before you rise in the morning. The off period will conserve energy and you’ll be asleep so you won’t even notice the temperature drop.

These simple, green tips are helping thousands of people save the earth and save their money. Why not give it a try?