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Natural and Thrifty in 365: #57 Get Unplugged
Posted By Crystal Collins On October 9, 2011 @ 8:16 pm In Organic and Green Living | 11 Comments
Unplug appliances like toasters, the microwave, alarm clocks and even the TV when not in use. When something is plugged in and not being used, it is still using standby power. I’ve heard of people saving as much as $200 a month just by unplugging everything that isn’t in use.
Cutting down on your standby power use will not only cut down on your electric bill, but will also make you more energy efficient. This is an easy way to save money and help the environment.
Do you unplug items when not in use? How much do you think you have saved by doing this?
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