Money Down The Drain: How Much Does Bottled Water Cost You?

Bottled water is a real luxury. Most of us just stop in at the store, grab a bottle and go on – we never stop to think about how expensive it can be when we do it every day. The important thing is that we get water into our bodies and we’re healthy, right? Of course. But we can also protect our wallets (not to mention the environment) a little bit at the same time. Here are a couple of options that can help you kick the bottled water habit and save some money at the same time: The re-usable bottle: Yes, it’s lean, mean and even green. Not to mention with all the trendy designs, it’s becoming a fashion accessory. It’s also vastly cheaper to use your own personal bottle to tote your water than it is to purchase a plastic bottle of water at the convenience store. If you purchased a $1.50 bottle of water every day for a year it would cost you roughly $540. A single re-usable bottle costs around $5-$15 depending on how nice you want it to be. If you’re worried about the quality of your tap water

4 Household Items That Save You Money

OK… household items are nowhere near as exciting as cool gadgets… well, unless they save you a ton of money. Here are four simple household items that will save you a ton of money this year! 1)     A water filter: Water filter / pitcher combos are cheaper than ever before and are exceptionally beneficial for those of you who buy bottled water.  Bottled water not only is expensive but ninety percent of them are nothing more than tap water run through a filter, which you can do yourself with a water filter. This can easily pay for itself in just a few short weeks depending on how much bottled water you drink. 2)     A re-usable bottle/mug: Water bottles are cheap.  Continuing the anti-packaged water theme, use your own personal water bottle and never buy bottled water again. Get a nice metal one with some insulation and you’ll have a cool drink at your fingertips all summer.  Between the filter and the re-usable bottle, you’ll never have to buy pre-bottled water again. And hey… you can splurge a little and get one that works for hot or cold beverages and use it for your morning coffee instead of buying