May 3, 2011

Clothesline Challenge





I'm kind of freaking right now because my pictures didn't exactly get saved when we did the computer cleaning.... I mean we THOUGHT we saved them and it DID save SOME....  So I am using some images from Microsoft!  Thank you for saving me Microsoft Images! 



Anyways, the last several months I have been FLIPPING OUT at the increasing amount of electric in our household!  We just can't afford to spend anymore on electricity!  One thing that has made a NOTICEABLE difference in the past, has been when I use my CLOTHESLINE!  My husband actually figured out that 2 years ago, we saved over $100 that summer (about 4 months)... 

So, in wanting to save EVEN MORE, I am going to challenge MYSELF, as well as YOU!  I want to see how much we can truly save each month on our electric bills!  Of course there are other little shifts in electric, but I want to see if you can notice ANY differences at all!

If you don't have a "proper" clothesline, it doesn't matter.  Use some clothesline in between a few trees, whatever you can do to get those WONDERFUL smelling clothes and save some $$$.

You up for it?  Check out your latest electric (or gas) bill (whatever kind of dryer you have).  Look at the total, and let's see what kind of difference we can see! 

So join me!  Let's DO this!  :)

9 comments:

pilgrimscottage said...

Glad your computer is fixed but, sorry you lost some of your photos. That's a bummer. I do love using a clotheline. It does save bundles plus, I think it's actually fun to use. Imagine how much energy and monies people could save in their homes if they used clotheslines more? Thanks so much for visiting me and have a great day!

Moma Chas said...

I'm in! Honey just tightened my clothesline so perfect timing. :)
Thanks for the encouragement!
Blessings,
Chas

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I hope to join you... just as soon as I can get my husband to get me a line up. We live where they are not allowed in plain sight, so I have had to think long and hard about where I would do this (imagine not allowing a clothesline out in the country on nearly 5 acres - ridiculous!). However, I've come up with an idea, but I need him to make me some brackets to go on the end of our garage. Then we'll add the clothesline to the brackets and a couple of tall potted plants to camouflage the ends. I definitely need to bring the electric bill down!

Missouri Gal said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea to me as well. Winter is our highest electric bills. I'd like to put a wood burning stove in our house.

Susan said...

I'm all over this one, just as soon as I can get hubby to put up a line. Our power bill is out of control. Will be leaving the AC off this summer too. I too am looking into a woodburning stove for the winters.

Dollwood Farms said...

Already on board. :) We don;t even have a dryer. Clothes line drying is wonderful.

Christine said...

I can't wait for it to stop raining so I can use my clothesline. I like the feeling of a crisp t-shirt. :)

Jennifer said...

This is my next 'simple living' step. I'm just figuring out how to do it off our deck, since that's the most convenient to get to...
We did it last year from about May-September and we did notice a difference in our electric bill. I'm going to try to total it more carefully this year.
Thanks~

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