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$32.50 More to the Challenge and Lifestyle Changes

November 25th, 2008 at 10:55 am

I had planned to list some of my curriculum items on Craig's list in January or February. This isn't really the time of year that people are buying this kind of item.

But, someone put a "wanted" posting on a local homeschooling yahoo group for a curriculum item that I had. From my first response to the requestor to when I dropped the item off and had the check in my hand was about 24 hours. I cashed the check about three hours after that. Woo-hoo!


Yesterday I reset the programmable thermostat to 65 during the hours that I was home. It wasn't that bad. I was surprised - I'm really a wimp when it comes to being cold. I also took a navy shower.

But the thing I wonder about these lifestyle changes is - is there anyway to calculate how much money is saved by doing them? I know I can look at the bill when it comes in, but is there anyway to estimate how much these actions save each time I do them?

3 Responses to “$32.50 More to the Challenge and Lifestyle Changes”

  1. Koppur Says:

    Congrats on the sale. Smile

  2. thriftorama Says:

    You may be able to find stats on the department of energy or a site like treehugger.com. I also wrote a story for bankrate once about how much conservation saves you. Here is a link:
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    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/energy-environment-2007/tips_environmental_home_a1.asp?caret=4c and Link is

  3. Petunia Says:

    Thanks Koppur! Thriftorama - thanks - this at least gives me a place to start. If I'm going to turn the heat down, I'd like to be thinking, "Today I saved $5 on the gas bill" or something similar.

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