I'm a big fan of articles, videos, or Pinterest pins about “hacks.” I'm always looking for ways to cut corners to make the most of my time, or ways to save a buck or two. Constellation sent over some awesome #EnergyLifeHacks to share with the readers here at Thrifty Jinxy and I definitely learned a thing or too. I think you will too!
Energy Saving Hacks
Energy Hack #1,346 – All the Ice Cream is the Best Idea
A tightly packed freezer eliminates the extra energy it takes to chill the warm empty air inside. Fight the urge to de-clutter your freezer and make sure to stock up on ice cream and other frozen foods when they are on sale because it will save you money in the long run – both on groceries and on your energy bill.
Energy Hack #1,672 – There's No App for That
Powering off appliances and electronics saves money and energy. It also extends their operating life. As hard as it might be, and as uncomfortable as it might feel, make it a point to power down your devices for at least an hour or two per week. Order a pizza, grab a bottle of wine and a board game, and invite your friends over for a device-free game night! You'll save on your energy bill, improve the performance of your devices, and have a blast in the process.
Energy Hack #1,938 – Give It a Hand. Your Dishwasher That Is.
Your dishwasher runs more efficiently when it is full. Hand wash small loads, using less water and energy. Or, if you're like me and strongly dislike hand washing dishes, this gives you an excuse to hold off on doing the dishes until the dishwasher fills up. Just tell your spouse you're saving money! 😉
Energy Hack #1,182 – Yes! Less Energy on Dinner
Putting the lids on while cooking drastically reduces the amount of time and energy spent. I guess it is time for me to dig through the cabinets and match up the lids with the pots and pans. I always viewed this as an unnecessary step and had no idea that it could actually make my food cook quicker and save me money!
What was your favorite #EnergyLifeHack? Do you have any other unique tips for saving on your energy bill? Leave us a comment below and let us know!