Close your curtains at dusk, the temperature can drop significantly once the sun goes down
Make the most of your local charity shop or council re-use shops; you can find some great bargains, help a charity and the planet!
Plan your meals to help you only buy what you need. Love Food Hate Waste reports that the average household will waste £60 worth of food each month
If you are employed by One YMCA, take full advantage of your SimplyHealth myWellbeing plan benefits, contact HR with any queries
Turning your thermostat down at home by just one degree could save you around £80 a year according to uSwitch. Consider lowing heating at work where you can – this could make a difference to our charity and the number of people we can help
Save water by turning the tap off whilst you brush your teeth; a running tap uses up to nine litres of water a minute
Check out the Love Food Hate Waste website for lots of recipes, freezer tips and more to help you make the most of your weekly shop
Clothes swaps are a great way to find a new outfit without the expense. Search online for local events or hold your own with family and friends
Batch cook – make the most of your oven by batch cooking and reheating in the microwave
Have a shower rather than a bath; a five minute shower uses about half the water and energy of a typical bath
Make the most of supermarket loyalty schemes – many now have apps that give extra points/discounts or give details of deals
Turn off lights and appliances when not in use. The Energy Saving Trust estimates households could save around £40 a year by turning off appliances on standby. Are there appliances that could be unplugged, or lights turned off in your place of work?
Use Incognito Mode or Private Browsing when online, this deletes your browsing history and means companies won’t know what you have been looking at and raise their prices. Search online for how to turn this on for your device
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