Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Steps to Off-Grid

Week 2 Challenge - Bye-bye plug in air fresheners!

Unplug any plug-in air fresheners that may be slowly sucking energy and adding to your monthly bills.   


          I'll be the first to admit that I love a delicious smelling house.  Scentsy is a awesome product, and Bath and Body works makes amazing smelling wallflowers.  While these use a tiny amount of electricity, they still require being plugged-in, and that is what we are trying to wean ourselves of off.....right?

 

          Instead of  plugging something in, use a candle, or better yet bake.  Nothing makes my house smell better than fresh baked cinnamon rolls or snicker-doodle cookies.  Remember that baby steps are important to reaching the ultimate goal.

3 comments:

  1. Love the idea of all your off-grid ideas. Something hubby and I would like to accomplish as well in the future, when we downsize to a smaller home. Right now living in a two story home with 3600sq ft living space. Tooooo big, toooooo much to keep clean.
    Keep striving for your goals.

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  2. We are so in sync you'd think we talk all the time, LOL. I always used plug in air freshners for many years, buying them on sale and keeping extras around the house. When I ran out a month ago I thought it was about time I didn't get anymore. Now I have to throw away old ones and give my nieghbor the extra plug in's I kept around.

    BTW, I haven't used my dishwasher since your last post. It hasn't been difficult since I was half way there already. It all goes with our life style of hangin' clothes out to dry, which I posted on how much money I saved in one month, it's awesome. Wood burning for heat and cookin' outside or on the wood stove too. Haven't quite stopped using our stove/oven yet, but like you said... baby steps.

    Coming up soon I'll post on my blog the progress Farmer Hubby and I have made and I'm gonna put something in there about you and link it back so readers may come over and check out your blog. I hope that's good with you?

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  3. Haven't even thought about those! LOL Good point thought...they are silent power suckers. I will tell you why I prefer them though. I am terrible about lighting a candle and forgetting about it. The plug in ones are much safer for my house at the present time.

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