We're now serious about not wasting electricity. We have convinced ourselves to look at each light bulb, radio, fan, etc. as water faucets for electricity. Would you wash your hands and walk away leaving the faucet to run all day? Of course not! Keep reading... there's more...
We also now have at least one floor lamp in each room. Most of the time in the evening that's all we need. (Our living room was built with 8 sunken 65watt flood lights.) Why turn on EIGHT lights when one will do? IF we need it bright, then we go bright, but only for as long as needed.
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more
If your trying to save money on your grocery bill then try a local Latino or Asian dominate store. My husband and I found a Spanish grocery store that has great prices on fish, chicken, and fresh turkey. The store even had marinated items for under $2 a pound and they were good quality products.
Also check out local fish markets if you live near the coastline. You may have to get up early in the morning or buy some items in bulk but the savings are amazing.
You'll be able to cut your grocery bill in half.
I like to keep one towel (and clean ratty one) that I use to throw in the dryer with each load of laundry. The dry towel helps cut down on the drying time with helping absorbing the wetness of the load. I noticed my drying time cut by 10 minutes for most loads (sometimes towels or jeans are a little less). Helps saves electric and a good use for an old towel~!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.