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Many people in this economy are wondering, "What is a good way to save some money?". Well there are many ideas that are just not possible with our day-to-day lives. I'm here to tell you some very easy ways to help.
Easy Ways to Save
Unplug-A easy way to save $5-50 every electric bill! Just unplug any device that is not being used! Plugged in devices, even when off, are still sucking up some electricity, so just unplug it and you won't have to even wonder if it is using any electricity.
Grocery bags-Not only does this help save money but it is also recycling! Take those little bags grocery stores give you to hold your groceries and use them as liners for small bedroom and bathroom trash cans so you won't have to pay much to have to keep buying trash bags, plus you can feel great that you are recycling those bags that are often gone to waste.
Cell phones off-You need your rest at night after those long busy days, so just turn off your cell phone when you head to sleep. It will make sure it is fully charged when you wake up (if you slept long enough) and it will help extend life on your cell phone battery.
Small Companies-Have a favorite local shop? Smaller companies are a number one place to go for your purchases! Not only does it help stimulate the economy but they usually have better prices than any store around! You are helping your fellow neighbor and yourself with this easy way to save.
*Note: I cannot stress how important the idea of buying from small companies is. This is a crucial part to saving money!
Computer Screen-Did you know, changing settings on your computer screen, such as brightness, can actually lower the amount of electricity it uses?
Ceiling Fans-Raising the A/C temperature may seem rough if you don't want to deal with the heat but one way to lowering your elecrticity payment while keeping the cool air flow is ceiling fans. They keep the air constantly moving without using as much electricity as your A/C, causing cheaper electric bills and not much change to your living habits.
Water/Refrigerator-Storing filled gallons (or bottles of water) in your fridge will keep your fridge cooler for longer without it having to turn on the mechanism that cools everything off, causing you to save more money on your electric bill.
Updated:November 25, 2009; December 2, 2009; March 22, 2010; August 25, 2010;