Saving Energy and Simplifying Life – Throwing Away One Unwanted Thing At a Time
After looking around, I found several devices in my house and at office that I could have easily done without. In fact the cost of having these devices around exceeds the benefit they offer.
For example, consider that label maker.
Agreed it saves you writing a few words. But you have to make sure it is filled with paper tape, ink, battery. If any of these is missing, you have to run to nearest Staples and get it. Isn’t it just way too much complication? Would things not be simple if you just had a few sheets of printed labels and use hand written labels instead?
Second thing is that wall plug in that spreads scent. Is it really required? Can’t we just use a room freshner spray once in a while?
Third thing is automatic pencil sharpner. We buy instruments like these to save moving our hands and fingers, and at the end of the day we spend 45 minutes on treadmill.
So is the case for number four,electric stapler.
Fifth – we have microwave to heat up anything we want within a minute. Then why have a coffee pot on forever?
I have mentioned somewhere else on my blogspot. If people stop printing directions, and write them down instead, there will be a lot of saving of paper and electricity.
For just one or two floors – avoid using escalator. provide energy consumption data
Instead of driving around to find parking spot, take the one you find quickest – hawl around the groceries. Make an exception if you are tired of course, but do this when you can. Slow driving is extremely fuel consuming.
I see a detailed blog post coming on parking spot. I can take pic from google earth and show how much distance will be traveled less and how much fuel will be saved.
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