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Lowering utility bills: tips and tricks

Once you realize you’ll be moving, it’s only normal to start looking for ways to save some money and cut unnecessary expenses. One good way to do it is by lowering utility bills. This way, you will not only save money. You will also end up developing some useful habits that will stick long after our movers Euless TX help you move into your new home. And by adopting those habits, you can keep saving on utilities indefinitely.

Of course, at first, the amount you save may not seem like much. However, over time, it will add up to a hefty sum. And all you have to do is pay a bit more attention to the way you use certain household items. As we at Small World Moving TX like to say: “A dollar here and a dollar there, soon you’ll have a thousand spare!”

Laundry can be a money-saver…

Wash, wash, wash your clothes gently in the… well, not “stream” – but in the cold water! Most of the energy your washing machine uses is for heating water. And by “Most” we mean close to 90%! So if the clothes are not super dirty, consider using cold water to wash them. The result will be the same, and you’re lowering utility bills!

Woman sitting next to the washing machine - Lowering utility bills
Most of the laundry doesn’t need to be washed in hot water – and this is a great way to save some money!

A clothes dryer can be another energy and, therefore, money sink. If you don’t have to use it – don’t. If you’ve already moved to Texas with the help of our movers Frisco TX, why not take advantage of it’s warm and dry climate? String your clothes on the line and let arid Texas air do the job! If, however, you have to use the dryer (if it’s raining outside, for instance) you should use dryer balls. They are pretty cheap and will make the drying process faster. An even cheaper option is to make 2 or 3 aluminum foil balls and toss them in the dryer, along with your laundry.

… and so can dish-washing!

Same as the washing machine, a dishwasher uses a lot of energy to heat the water. Don’t turn it on for a frying pan and a few plates only. Instead, wait for it to get filled to the brim, and only then turn it on.

Dishes in the dishwasher
Lower utility bills just by filling the dishwasher!

On the other hand, if you’re washing the dishes manually, don’t let the faucet on for the entire process. Soak, soap, and rinse. You will be saving a lot of water this way, which will be positively reflected on your utility bill.

Not to mention showering

While we’re on the topic of washing, the same system can be applied to showering. By using the “soak, soap and rinse” method, you can save an absurd amount of water. Furthermore, you can save energy by turning your water heater down. Realistically, anything above 120°F is a pure waste of energy. And you’ll be lowering utility bills even more by installing a smart thermostat. It’s a one-time investment, that will pay off multiple times in the long run.

And there we have it! What started as a few simple tricks, will grow to become great money-saving habits!

 

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