And some even take it to the extreme and combine both savings and exercise by riding a bike or jogging to work.
Rather than resorting to drastic measures to save a buck, let's look at a few easy ways you cans save money around your home:
TURN THINGS OFF when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor. Don't keep opening the fridge door to get one item while cooking - plan what you need from the fridge and get it all in one go.
USE POWER STRIPS FOR ELECTRONICS. Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use—TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
MAKE IT QUICK: Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow shower heads for additional energy savings.
AIR DRY dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle. Also, air dry some of your clothing after washing a few items by hand.
IRON OUT THE KINKS: When doing laundry remove clothes promptly from the dryer and place on a hanger to reduce ironing time. Also, iron what you need in one task rather than ironing on the go; a single warm-up time costs less than constantly plugging and unplugging your iron.
By following these tips you will not only benefit financially, it will also help conserve our limited resources and help reduce the impact on our global environment.