5 ways to improve your budget and the environment!

5 ways to improve your budget and the environment!

1. Choose LED light bulbs

They use 90 per cent less energy and last 50 times longer than standard bulbs. Try LED spotlights and bulbs for 25 per cent less; simply visit www.ledhut.co.uk or call 0800 458 3440 and use discount code YOURS25 at the checkout until 31st December 2014.

2. Use dryer eggs

Ecoegg Dryer Eggs reduce the time it takes to dry your wash in a tumble dryer by up to 28 per cent. The Dryer Eggs cost £9.99 from Tesco, Argos, Homebase and Lakeland. Call Ecoegg on 01622 535200 or visit www.ecoegg.com.

3. Scour the internet for free stuff

It's worth checking out community sites including ilovefreegle, Freecycle and Snaffle Up to see if there are any freebies in your area. Not only do these sites, save money - you'll also help the environment but preventing items going to landfill.

4. Try an eco-shower head

The Orbit Eco-Shower Head from Ecocamel uses an average of 74 per cent less water than standard shower heads, cutting hot water bills by up to 40 per cent. Usually costs £69.95, but is currently on offer at £49.95 (free p&p). Go to www.ecocamel.com/yours or call 0208 211 3666.

5. Pick up electrical products at a fraction of the original price

Try www.theelectrofarm.com - the company takes electrical products from local councils which people have disposed of and refurbishes them before reselling them online with a warranty. We found a Whirlpool Dishwasher for £180.

Want to save even more cash? Every day this month we're sharing our top tricks and tips to help you save ££s. More here!