A few tightwad tips
1.Put electronic items on a power strip and turn off at night w/1 button.
2.Those cell phone,and most chargers take juice 24/7 Feel it,is it warm ?,thats the feel of your $$$ going out the electric socket.
3.Fact:in most houses the clock on the microwave oven takes more current than the microwave itself on a 24 hour basis.Useless info there.
4.If you really want something-wait 3 days.If you still fell the same then,get it.
5.insulate your hot water pipes,and certainly your ceiling.
6.If you are really cheap you can re-use your motor oil-ask me for details
7.Wash out baggies ,aluminum foil.etc
8.Quit smoking to save tons of $$$
9.Drink kool aid or water instead of pop,don,t forget to brown bag lunch instead of buying out.
10.Inflation is over for now,your house is worth less now,but the insurance value of your house is probably still way up there.Talk to your agent and lower it.
11.When you run the water to get it hot,use the water for cooking or plants.
12.Low flow shower head
13.Use electric blanket at night,and lower heat to 62 degrees
14.Look up do it yourself sites on the computer,you will be surprised how much U can do and save big.
15.Oil dry($4.00 for 25 lb bag) instead of expensive kitty litter,use baking soda for odor control.
16.Rent movies ?,use red box for $1.00 a night.
17.Men,take out the weight (tools)and junk out of your car,and inflate those tires.How would Jesus drive? Nice and slow.Make mileage a game-how much can you get? keep records.
18.Hang up your clothes while they are still in your hands,throwing them in a pile creates dry cleaning/washing bills.
19.Clean out refrigerator coils, keep freezer filled to save $$,even if it,s only bags of ice.vacuum furnace filters every month,I don,t buy new ones.
20.Get an attic fan to suck out the hot attic air so your air conditioner works less hard.
21.Buy used stuff,so what if someone else had it b4 you.Once it,s washed it,s clean.Salvation army thrift stores are really incredible places.
22.Not using it ?? turn it off.hard habit to get used to.
23.Get a device called kill-a watt.Once plugged in between the wall and your appliance it will reveal to you how much that thing is costing you in electric dollars every day or month.
24.Use fans with air conditioning,Also so what if you wear a sweater in your living room in the winter,you will save big $$.
25.Remember the 1940,s slogan "use it up,wear it out,make do or do without(yea,i,m that old)
I,m a fool for Christ,whose fool are you ???