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Turn Off & Unplug Electronic Gadgets

Turn Off & Unplug Electronic Gadgets
We are in the middle of the busiest shopping weekend of the year, and one of the biggest and most exciting purchases you probably made this year is some new electronic widget that plugs into a wall. Wouldn't it be a shame to save all that money by fighting through the crowds on Black Friday morning — and then waste an equivalent amount of money because you (or more likely your kids) forgets to turn it off?

The simplest, fastest, and most effective way to save on your power bill is to turn electronics off — and if it has a plug, consider un-plugging it as well. (First of all, you won't be so fast to turn it back on if you have to plug it back in first, and second, your gadget won't use any power while it is in standby mode.)

This tip applies equally well to the TV, DVD player, XBox, Playstation, Wii, computer, coffee maker, electric blanket, bathroom exhaust fan, or any other gadget that is typically left on after you're done with it.

Turn it off!