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Still moving in the right direction

November 3rd, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I'm trying really hard to stay focused. Things are moving in the right direction, but slowly. I will update my sidebar today.

I am working to do small things at home to lower our utility bills. Reducing the amount of water in my bath. Shortening showers. Being sure to turn off lights as I leave a room. These are easy things that I can do that should make a little bit of a difference. Probably not TONS....but every little bit counts.

I am trying to stay very structured and planned. I am hoping that if I stay to a schedule and really focus on my budget, maybe I can change my habits. This is a busy week for me. I have a lot planned, so I am hoping for good things.

2 Responses to “Still moving in the right direction”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, movement in the right direction is good! I hope it is a great week for you.

  2. snafu Says:

    I don;t think lowering the level of the bath water will make a noticeable change in utilities but you can take a big bite out of items like cable and cell phone services. How much phantom power do you use up with TV, computer, stove for 'instant on'? Do you use a power bar that shuts off electronics? The most expensive appliance in most homes is the dryer. You could run the dryer to partially dry clothes and get them on a hanger to dry on something like an over-the-door jacket rack. There are terrific, easily installed, retractable dryer racks
    http://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=retractable+clothes+lines&tag=googcana-20&index=aps&hvadid=35768292346&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14291479565449082694&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_103bx6gp4s_b

    The electric company tells us to set up our clothes dryer process so that the machine runs continuously staying hot.
    It's efficient to cook/bake/roast more than one item in the oven at a time. Roast a chicken and a meat loaf concurrently in the oven for example.

    Have you looked at the frugal ideas on the Saving Advice.com site?

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