More and more, people are starting to realize the self-serving benefits of “going green”. While saving the planet is always a worthwhile goal, it doesn’t hurt that moving to eco-friendly products can actually save you money, and even time, in the long run.
Quit paying for plastic bottled water. Not only does it add the extra strain of non-biodegradable plastic to the environment, but it’s an expensive habit that adds up quickly.
And while you’re intentions may be to get healthy by choosing water over sugary beverages, you might be surprised to learn that your bottled water has an ingredients list that include a variety of chemicals and “natural additives”. These additives are said to enhance taste, however some argue that they actually make you thirstier, while compromising your health.
By investing in a quality, non-toxic water bottle, you can save your money by filling it up at home or at work, and never have to pitch another $2 plastic water bottle in the recycling bin again.
Sure, you could keep going to the store to purchase an unending supply of plastic baggies and wrap to pack you lunch at home. Or maybe you get fed up quickly with the scattered packing routine, and end up going out for lunch more than you should be.
Both of these habits add up, and wind up costing you money and time spent scrambling between stores and restaurants. What could you do with the extra savings from home-packed lunches in a durable reusable food container? What would you do with the extra time at lunch that wasn’t spent finding a restaurant and waiting to order and receive food?
I’m sure every woman out there would happily ditch tampons and pads if we could.
As much as we all love going to the store to restock our bathroom cupboards with costly feminine products once a month, it’s a habit that more of us are disposing of in favour of something healthier, easier, and less expensive in the long run.
Menstrual cups have a lot of positives beyond just saving you money by being reusable. They can save you time by holding more than tampons, and needing less trips to the bathroom as they can be left in for 12 hours at a time. They’re also safer, as they don’t use all the chemicals of traditional feminine care.
Babies go through a ton of diapers. At the beginning you may be using an average of 8 or so little diapers, and this cost quickly starts to add up. Even if you’re not interested in saving landfill waste, or cutting down on the amount of chemical toxins your babe is exposed to, the cumulative cost of keeping your little ones in diapers for years just might be motivation to opt for cloth.
Reusable cloth diapers of today are a huge improvement from those of generations past, and you might be thrilled to find the beautiful colours and adorable patterns of these easy-to-use, easy-to-wash eco-friendly diapers are yet another reason to choose cloth.
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Dryer sheets are becoming a thing of the past for health- and eco-conscious consumers. Why pop a chemical-laden sheet, known to cause irritations in many, into your dryer when you could use the natural power of wool to soften your clothes, cut down on static, and even reduce drying time?
While you might feel like buying reusable products is too expensive for you, when you consider the savings that are to be had in the long run, you will quickly realize that these products are an investment, and will save you money (and more) in the long run.
At The Ninety Ninth Monkey we pride ourselves on offering eco-friendly and life-friendly solutions to your everyday needs. Can’t find the above-mentioned products on our online shop? Come shop our broader selection of stock at our Brooklin location, or contact us to inquire about specific product availability.