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Economic + Logic Equals Ecological

(only 1% of Americans are millionaires, however 46% of congressmen are millionaires. Think about that for a minute)

Like 99% of all Americans we are trying to save money.  So last month I asked my husband Jeff to hang up this indoor laundry line  that I had purchased. We hung up all of our laundry for a month. I quickly found out that I don’t like sandpaper towels so they still go in the dryer for a half of an hour and if they are not completely dry I then hang them up. And I did have to use the dryer once for a last minute load of laundry. Everytime I used the dryer I noted the amount of time I used it for. The total was 10 hours. However, if I had dried every load we washed until it was 100% dry, the total dryer usage time would have been more like 22-26 hours.

I received our electricity bill and was pleasantly surprised at how much electricity/money we saved by hanging up our clothes. We only used 1748 kilowatts as compared to last year’s 1979 kwh. Our daily usage went down by 10 kwh and the bill was $35 cheaper! However, I have to tell you that this number may be skewed by fact that our 13 yr and 16yr old kids were back in school during this month too. That means that the TV, two radios and several ceiling fans weren’t running all day long as well. I will update this issue next month and let you know if going all “Little House on the Prairie” is really worth it.

About cardsbymo

Paper crafting is my Yoga. It takes my mind off any stress that I might have at the time. My daughter loves to get involved in my projects too and it is a great way to connect with her. Sixteen years ago I began scrapbooking but, my new true love is card making!

4 responses »

  1. Do you know plugged in appliances even when they are not in use. They use up 75% of electricity. Unplug all of them and see the difference in bills.

  2. If you put a dry towel in with your wet load it will dry in half the time.


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