Today’s green living tip: combine errands. This is an easy way, although it requires a little forward thinking, of going gentler on the environment. Combine your errands to drive less. Who doesn’t want to spend less time in the car? (Here’s how to we’ve saved money on transportation costs.) I know I do!
Start simply by thinking about the week ahead. What is needed for groceries? Do I need to stop by the post office? How about a Costco run? (I love Costco – I hate Costco – oh wait – find out why.) Once you make a quick study of what needs to get done, group errands by geography to combine 3 trips into 1 or 4 trips into 2.
By putting off errands that can wait and grouping them together, it ends up saving time, money and the environment.
How do you try to drive less? Do you try to combine errands, too?
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To celebrate April as “Earth Month,” I’m sharing a tip every day this month. Find all the tips by clicking the image below.