The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Dusti:
What I do to save on my electric bill is to, most importantly, unplug all electronics that are not in use. They use up so much energy while just sitting idle! Plug in your TV, cable/DVR box, cell phone, iPod chargers, game consoles, etc to a power strip and switch off when leaving the house or going to bed.
Also, anything with a blinking light or clock display could be unplugged to save money too. I bought an alarm clock with Smart Set Automatic Setting, so I can unplug it when I wake up, and when I use it again I dont have to set it all over again.
I estimate that I save about $50-75 a month by being an unplugger, since we are a very techie family.
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This is an awesome suggestion. I saw an Oprah show a long time ago that talked about small changes like this truly adding up over time.
We do unplug when we’re going away for extended periods of time, but not everyday. I may buy some inexpensive power strips and test this one out! Clearly if Dusti estimates a $50-$75 savings a month, this is worth considering!
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