This week I want to share with you a little trick we have implemented to cut down our electric bill each month. This is a simple thing that many of you may already do, but it has been a proven tactic for us to bring down another bill in our budget. So I had to share it.
We have started using our clothes line on a daily basis! And, in order for our clothes to get that fluffy smell and feel, we do put them into the dryer for about 10 minutes with a dryer sheet. We have noticed a $40 drop in our electric bill from this change in our routine.
Now, I can justify why we have mostly relied on our dryer to do most of the drying over the years. But we are trying to make conscious decisions to reduce out monthly cash outlay. And this was an area that we could tweak our system.
With a family of 8, we do between 2 to 4 loads per day. On bedding day, we can do as many as 7 loads. So we do a significant amount of laundry. When you switch from using your dryer for 50 minutes to dry a load to 10 minutes, you can see that we are saving quite a bit on our energy use.
Of course, we use the dryer as needed on rainy days. But, fortunately, we have had a lot of warm, sunny days.
What are you doing to save money these days?