Thursday, May 14, 2009
THRIFTY THURSDAY----MOM MINUTES!! YEAH!!
Good Morning everyone! After being MIA for most of yesterday (I had a really strange headache...I think it was all of the rain we got here), I am back in action. I didn't even get the Mom Minutes post up. But, I am going to get it posted right now!
MOM MINUTES by A.Marie's Mom, Earlene:
The easiest way to save on your electric bill is to do a thorough check around your house and unplug energy-stealers. These might be the clock in the living room that you don't really ever use (because you can see the one in the kitchen), that cell phone charger that is plugged in but the phone is on the kitchen table (yes, it still uses energy even though it is not charging the phone!), the coffee maker that is still plugged in, but all the coffee is gone, the extra computer that is rarely used, etc. The list goes on and on, and all of the above are just money wasters. So, go around your house today, unplug, unplug, unplug, and you just might have a nice surprise on your next electric bill!! :)
**Also, start changing out all of your old light bulbs for the new energy efficient ones. An ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.
By starting these small steps, you are not only doing something good for the environment, but you are also doing wonderful things for your budget!!**