If you read the post, "Electric traditions," did you join us in making an enviromental statement a frugal one?
If you did, how's it going? Once a week? More? Once a month? Less?
To be honest, I forgot to do it on a regular basis. I sometimes do it just because. It's on my calendar now, once a week. Maybe more.
Not only does turning off the electricity make us aware of the times we waste it, it makes us appreciate it when we need it. Turning it off for an hour will save a dollar or so on the electric bill in most households and that's more than vacuuming the refrigerator coils. Four times a month times 12 months... do the math, then increase or decrease it to suit yourself.
It's an easy way to save a buck and it can be an opportunity to teach your kids, create a family time and relax and reflect.