9 Energy Saving Life Hacks

By Vernon Trollinger, March 26, 2013, Energy Efficiency, Events & Fun, Green, News, Save Money

Life hacks are simple little tricks you can do to make your life easier. Some are just brilliant. Here are 9 things you can try out to help simplify and organize your energy use.

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It’s so simple, but many people forget to do this anyway.

 

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Of course, you may have to turn the TV on and watch HBO until your device is charged.

 

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The humble toilet paper tube employed here as a iPod band-pass speaker box.

Crank it to 11!

 

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This is a great tip I picked up in my stage crew days back in college and passed on to my kids.

We’re all roadies, now.

 

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More toilet paper tube uses: computer peripheral/gadget cord organizer.

 

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Identify and tag all the cords that get easily tangled.

The likely culprits are the areas behind your desk, TV, home theatre, or wherever stash electronics.

 

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Employ those seldom-used binder clips to corral all those computer cables that you use all the time.

Well…sort of use all the time.

 

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Composting your kitchen scraps eliminates garbage odors in your kitchen

and makes for GORGEOUS gardening soil… for free.

Hey – compost happens.

 

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This is a simple open source code project that converts your old Android phone

into smart thermostat with a WiFi connection…

and you can STILL call your mom!

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About 

A native of Wyomissing Hills, PA, Vernon Trollinger studied Theatre Arts/Communications and English at the University of Iowa, later earning his Master of Arts in English at Iowa as well. After a brief career in archaeology, he now writes about green energy technology, home energy efficiency, the natural gas industry, and the electrical grid.

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