Painless Green e-book {Review} #HonorEarth #EarthDay #SpringHop

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Living a “green” lifestyle takes a daily commitment to making decisions that will benefit the earth. I was given the opportunity to review Painless Green an e-book by Shel Horowitz. This book contains 111 tips on how you can become a “greener” person by just changing a couple of things you do on a regular basis. These tips cost little to nothing at all and can save you money in the long run, as well as decrease your carbon footprint.


I loved reading through Painless Green because the tips were all practical, some I had heard before, others were new to me! I strive to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, saving energy, water and resources to better the earth. Shel even admits in his book that the easiest thing that any person can do to offset their carbon footprint is to reduce their use of water. Just think of all the things you do that take up tons of water! I challenge you to get creative and decrease the amount of water you use on a daily basis.


I would love to share some tips with you, but if you would like to read more you will have to buy the book! This book only costs $9.95 and can be found exclusively at Painless Green is divided up into specific sections that help you narrow your focus on certain areas of your life!


These three tips are from Painless Green:


Save Money and Energy on Heating, Cooling and Lighting

4. Put your hand over an electrical outlet on an outside wall on a cold night and you’ll feel the rush of frigid air! Insulate your electrical outlets, switches, and phone jacks on outside walls. If your energy auditor didn’t give them to you, most hardware stores sell inexpensive foam outlet and phone jack insulation pads; just unscrew the face plate, slip the foam pad on, and put the face plate back.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint for Cooking

35. Clean the coils behind your refrigerator. Vacuum them every four to six months. (You may have to unscrew a panel to get to them.). Your refrigerator will run cooler and quieter, last longer, and use less electricity.
Green Transportation

85. Fill your fuel tank in the morning or evening; the gas is denser then, so you get more for the same price.


These three tips stood out to me as things that I should be doing! Tip #4 would benefit my heating and cooling bill because I have a couple outlets in my house where you can feel a draft! I didn’t even know that you could insulate your electrical outlets! For tip #35, I have actually never done this! I think it’s about time to clean my refrigerators coils!!! Tip #85 is just a great piece of information! Who’s doesn’t want more gasoline for their money?


I want to encourage you that reading this book will make you an informed person! Being an informed person means that you are given the steps to actually live an eco-friendly lifestyle! It takes more than just turning the water off when you brush your teeth! Being “green” means that you buy local food and support local businesses. It means that you recycle and up-cycle as much as you can! It means that you are accountable to keeping the Earth a green and healthy place! I invite you to learn more about being “green”!


Overall, I loved reading Painless Green and I would recommend this to anyone that is wanting to try to live a “green” lifestyle. I think this book is chalk full of great tips that will help someone that is just learning about their carbon footprint, as well as a good reminder to those that are living a simple eco-conscious lifestyle. This $9.95 e-book will be a great investment for you and save you tons of money in the end!



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About Brittney Minor

Brittney is the owner/author of Brittleby's Corner. As a mom to 2 kids, she knows the importance of living a simple, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Brittney actively searches for greener ways to live and shares them with her readers.


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  2. Kelley says:

    Wow, love the tips that you posted. I would love to read this book. Thank you for your review!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Love the tips on getting the best bang for your buck at the pump. This looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I clean my fridge coils and regularly clean the inside of the dryer

  5. Mara80 says:

    Thank you for the tips. I have to try them. I unplug some of my electronics that I don't use from the outlet. It saves me money.

  6. Christina says:

    Christina – – I always use coupons (so many in the Sunday paper), I write lists on the back of junk mail envelopes, and I always clean the lint out of the dryer!

  7. Becky says:

    I recycle envelops with things that I get in the mail and reuse them.

  8. ann says:

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  9. ann says:

    I also recycle envelops and use them for coupons and store list
    Clean out furnace filters. Drain the sediment out the hot water heater etc
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  10. I really like the tip about buying gas, especially how expensive it is now! Lori Davis

  11. Debbie Petts says:

    I make sure to shut things off when I am not in the room/ using them. Thanks for the tips!

  12. polly says:

    i save $$$$$ by hanging my clothes on the clothesline to dry…not the clothes dryer

  13. Chrystal says:

    We only leave lights on in the room we're in, we use wool dryer balls to reduce drying times and try not to waste anything!

  14. we recycle the bottles
    and then i pull the top off for mc d house

  15. h. mcnaron says:

    My green tip is to air dry laundry instead of using a dryer. It saves a lot of energy.

    a marie hj saver

  16. librarypat says:

    I was pleased to see that I already knew the three tips you mentioned and have followed them.
    My tip: Most of our electronics are on power strips. When we will be gone for any length of time, we turn off the strips. This prevents the constant draw of power these items have, even when turned off. If not on a power strip, unplug them. They include TVs, stereos, phone chargers, computers, etc.

  17. monicaandrew says:

    yes, i would take this book and start doing everything one at a time! :-)

  18. monicaandrew says:

    we had a thermostat installed offered by our electric company to reduce our electricity use.

  19. fastone3104 says:

    we recycle all we can

  20. Michele P. says:

    I unplug electric appliances that are not in use.

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