Green Tip: Get Unplugged


Have you ever walked through your house at night and seen all of the little lights on? You are probably thinking that I have gone mad and really should be in bed, instead of walking around in the dark. Well, before you think I am crazy, try it. It is only when your house is completely dark that you may notice all of the non-essential items that you have plugged in or items that could be unplugged in between uses. Could you possibly unplug the cell phone chargers, printers, computers, scanners, TVs, curling irons, hairdryers, coffee pots, lamps, etc;?

You probably won’t see a huge decrease in your power usage as far as your utility bill is concerned, but every little thing counts and if we all did these things, it would really add up.
We have items such as lamps and clocks in our house that are not even plugged in, they are only there as decoration.
How unplugged are you?

2 Responses to Green Tip: Get Unplugged

  1. J.Danger July 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    we use power strips so that we can plug and unplug as we need easier. Then, at the end of the day, there is just one little button to flip.

    We also always unplug our chargers in the morning- cell phones, ipods, etc. It helps.

  2. Sweet Greens July 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    HI J. Danger,
    We use the power strips as well. It is so much easier to just flip one switch. I am glad you are doing your part to unplug.

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