7 Eco-Friendly Switches That Can Help You Save Money

Have you thought about making some eco-friendly switches lately? I think you should! Not only does this help the environment, but it will also help you save money.

Single Use Items

Think of how much money you waste on single-use items every year. These are things you use one time and then throw away! Why not cut down on your monthly expenses by cutting out single-use items? You can make these eco-friendly switches that also help you save money!

Single-use items are convenient in our everyday lives. They are easy to grab and go when you’re in a hurry, but have you ever thought about how expensive these items are? Single-use items are not only bad for the environment, but they also add a lot to your monthly budget.

Wouldn’t you love easy, eco-friendly switches you could make to help you save money? You can help the environment and have a more sustainable home, all while putting money back into your budget every month!

Continue reading for some easy, eco-friendly switches to make to help you save money. 

Swedish Dishcloths

What is a Swedish dishcloth? A Swedish dishcloth is a compostable cloth that can be used to clean, wipe up spills and messes, and take the place of a paper towel. They are a perfect eco-friendly, money-saving switch for the kitchen.

Swedish dishcloths are much better for the environment than paper towels. They are compostable and will cut down on waste around your home. Swedish dishcloths are also reusable.

They can be used many, many times because they can be washed. The best part of all, Swedish dishcloths can replace the rolls of paper towels in your home. Think of how much money you could save each month with this easy, eco-friendly swap!

Reusable K Cup

Do you love using your Keurig? Having that perfect cup of coffee every morning is so important! I can’t go without mine.

Having that perfect cup of coffee every morning comes at a price, though. Have you ever thought about how much you spend on coffee each month?

K-Cup pods can add up quickly! Instead of using the one-time K-Cup pods (which are expensive!), invest in a reusable K-Cup pod.

Not only will you be doing the environment a favor, but you’ll also be doing your pocketbook a favor! K-Cup pods are more expensive than buying coffee in a canister. Find your favorite coffee, buy it in bulk, and make that perfect cup of coffee each morning.

Reusable Cutlery

Do you pack a lunch every day for work? Do you send lunch with your kid to school? Do you use plastic cutlery in these lunches? If so, think of how much money you are spending to pack plastic cutlery just to throw it away every time!

Disposable cutlery is not only bad for the environment but also one extra thing you must buy monthly!

Reusable cutlery can be used for anything plastic cutlery can be used for. You can use it at home, take on the go to work, or stash it in your car in case you need it for take-out.

Reusable cutlery is an easy eco-friendly switch that can save you a lot of money over time. I love that it is washable, reusable, and that it will save you money.

Reusable Make-Up Remover Pads

What do you use to take off your makeup every day?

Many people use cotton balls, makeup wipes, or other single-use items to remove their makeup.

There are so many cotton balls and makeup wipes that end up in landfills each year! Buying reusable makeup remover pads can help save money and keep more waste from getting into landfills. It is such a relief to be able to mark things off from your monthly grocery & toiletries list.

Reusable makeup remover wipes last for a long time! I love saving money, and I love it even more when my efforts to save money can also help the environment.

Reusable Water Bottle or Filter

I don’t go anywhere without something to drink! I usually always have a bottle of water with me, and you can bet that it will be in a reusable water bottle. If I do happen to use a plastic water bottle (sometimes there is no choice), I try to refill it as many times as I can and eventually recycle it.

Plastic water bottles can be very convenient, but they are also expensive to use and throw away. Replacing plastic water bottles is an easy eco-friendly switch to make to help you save money. Invest in a few reusable water bottles and a water filter for your sink. This way, you can refill your water bottles and take them anywhere you go!

This replacement is perfect to help the environment and to help you save money as well. One more thing to mark off your monthly grocery list.

Reusable Snack Bags

I love reusable snack bags. They are an easy and convenient eco-friendly swap to save money. The money these will save will add up over time. Have you ever tried to wash and reuse plastic bags? It can be a nasty mess!

Reusable snack bags can be used for more than snacks, but they are perfect for packing food in your lunch. They can be washed and reused so many times! Making the switch the reusable snack bags is an easy one to make.

Beeswax Wraps, Cloth Covers, or Silicone Lids

Plastic wrap is my least favorite thing to use in the kitchen. Not only because it’s bad for the environment, but because it can be so annoying to use! There have been plenty of times I have fought with plastic wrap longer than it would have taken me to use an alternative method of covering my leftover dishes. Does this happen to you as well? If so, why waste money on something you hate using?

Instead of wasting time and money on plastic wrap, make the swap to something more eco-friendly and save some money! There are several alternatives to plastic wrap that you can switch to that will help you save money.

Reusable beeswax wraps are becoming very popular! They are a great alternative to plastic wrap because they are compostable and can be reused many, many times before being discarded. You can purchase beeswax wraps or make your own to save money.

Cloth covers are another great alternative to plastic wrap as an eco-friendly switch to help you save money. I have several different sizes of cloth covers that I got locally from someone who handmakes items. They are very cute, work well, and I love that they are washable!

Lastly, silicone lids are a great alternative to plastic wrap. You can purchase silicone lids that fit many different sizes of bowls. These are wonderful for leftovers or packing a lunch! They are washable and much better for the environment than plastic wrap.

Purchase any three of these alternatives to eliminate plastic wrap from your kitchen and your grocery list to help you save money each month!


I hope these seven ideas have helped you realize that there are eco-friendly swaps out there that can also help you save money. You can be conscious about the environment and your pocketbook at the same time!