Hopefully I don't offend anyone when I say I've become the Electricity Witch. I bought a electric usage meter you plug into the wall sockets to measure all the things we keep plugged in. We no longer keep the DVRS, TVS, Chargers, or ANYTHING plugged in, unless its in use. I've seen a large drop in untilties since.
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Witch hazel is an astringent. If you apply it to your face with a cotton ball, it removes excess oils - great to use before putting on makeup or at the end of the day. It also holds moisture in the skin, so it can be used to combat dry, cracked hands; after washing your hands rub on some witch hazel and let dry. In a few days you may see improvement.
There are many more uses for witch hazel. Do an online search and see what works for you. You can find it in stores by the first aid supplies, next to the rubbing alcohol.
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...189
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. 3
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