Friday, August 6, 2010
Debi's Daily Dollar Idea
So, here's my first Debi's Dollar Idea:
8/6/10 Hang up freshly washed laundry instead of using the dryer. For the next week don't use the dryer, and keep track of how many loads you didn't spend that electricity on. If you have access to a clothesline, use it! Take advantage of the free drying power of the sun. Or, hang items inside your home. I frequently put wet clothes on hangers and line them up on the shower rod, from cupboard handles or doorways. Large, heavy items such as towels, blankets and jeans often find themselves hanging over the fence. Your neighbors, or even your own family may think you've lost your marbles. But if you can save yourself a few bucks, who cares?
I'll be checking with my electric company to see just how much I'm saving per dryer load I'm NOT using. Perhaps an extra challenge would be to use the money saved from not using the dryer to help pay down a credit card, or to add to an existing savings account.