Here are five of my favorite ways to save money without making your life miserable.
Turn the lights off when you are done in a room
And the TV of when you’re done watching it, and the dvd player, the game system, stereo, computer (at least hibernate it)! They all suck energy. If you want to get real hard core you can unplug them. Electronics use electricity even when they are shut off so that they’re instantly able to turn on when you push a button, plus other features like showing the time, and that little light that shows you that it’s on.
Turn the water off while you are brushing your teeth(Turn the flow down, while washing your hands)
The average person bushes their teeth for 2-3 minutes. In those 2-3 minutes you just used upwards of 12 gallons of water! That’s just one person. Multiply that by the number of times you brush your teeth per day and the number of people in your house and that adds up fast.
For more information about savings you can see just by turning off the water while brushing your teeth go here.
Turn your Heat down 1 or 2 degrees in the winter and up in the summer
For every degree you turn your heat down in the winter (or your a/c up in the summer) you save 3% on your bill, that’s huge!
Use both side of the paper
This isn’t just for kids. With the price of everything going up due to rising gas prices, paper is sure to become even pricier. I even use the back side of return envelopes from credit card offers for grocery or to do lists. Here is a link for a great idea to reuse paper
Let your grass grow a little longer.
This is first of all healthier for the grass, requiring less fertilizer and watering, but it is better for the environment allowing the grass to make the air cleaner. Not to mention the gas/electricity you won’t be using to mow your lawn.
Tell us, what are some of your favorite money saving tips?