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A Quick Tip That Saves $400 a Year

By Loretta White
February 22, 2011
File under: Eco-friendly Decorating, Energy Efficiency, Office, Sustainable Practices, Waste Reduction


With all the gadgets today: cell phones, tablets, e-readers, GPS devices and a slew of other items, all needing to be plugged in and charged every night.

If you have just 3 phones that in a family, you can save $35.00 a month by using one or a combination of these quick tips. Yes, that is right, $35.00 a month, over $400.00 a year and in today’s tight economy we need to save every dime we make.

I tracked the savings in our home based on all other things being equal: we saved over $35.00 a month. You know what Abe Lincoln said, “A penny saved in a penny earned.” Still true today! Why don’t you try these effortless suggestions now? Save money, save energy, save the planet.

Charge devices for free, using these quick, convenient and easy tips:

·Use a USB to USB cord to plug into your desktop or lap top at work during the day (takes no more energy than to run the computer itself)

·Charge using your car cigarette lighter charger during your commute or whenever you are in the car.

I am all about BPO (Business Process Optimization) and this tip allows me to synch my phone to my laptop and/or desktop. Thus keeping all my contacts, tasks, documents and calendar events up to date, as well. Green, Lean, efficient: what more could you want?

I keep a mesh bag that I can pitch into my laptop bag for the cords and devices. On my desktop I keep a small wicker basket that will hold what I need when in the office.

Hope this saves you some time and aggravation as well. Anything that can simplify your life in today’s challenging world is great to share. Please comment, share tips and suggestions.


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