A good way to cut down on your spending is to gradually target different expenditures. Lowering your energy bill is a nice place to start: not only is it a monthly expenditure, but you can also do some good for the environment. Here are some suggestions for reducing your electricity usage and costs.
- Unplug when not in use. Even when they're not in use, your electronics can still eat up electricity as long as they're plugged in - yes, even chargers that aren't connected to anything. There are many items we don't think about unplugging, including microwaves, digital picture frames, and more. Even though the power lost by these "vampire" electronics may not be much, everything adds up.
- Use a power strip. Get a power strip, and try to plug as many electronics as you can into it. That way, it won't be as arduous to individually shut off or unplug each appliance. You can turn them all off with one flick of the switch or