Unplug, It Is An Amazing Difference
I have heard several times before that even when things are turned off, if they are still plugged into an electrical outlet the are drawing electricity and therefore increasing your power bill. Hmm, interesting. So we decided to give it a shot and see what sort of impact it actually made on our gas and electric bill. We went around the house and unplugged virtually everything with the exception of the alarm clock, our TV downstairs because it is mounted on the wall and we can’t get to the plug, the computer because the plug is not accessible and the washer and dryer. We also made sure that the thermostat was set so that we were not heating the house during the day when no one was there. And the result? …… We saved $110 last month compared to the month before when we had not unplugged anything! The previous bill was $298 and this last bill was $187. Yahoo!
I don’t know about you, but to me that is like getting $1,200 in free money each year now. With really no change in lifestyle we have freed up an extra $100 a month.
So the funny thing about this is both my husband and I have been sharing this story with people because we think it is so great. The responses are amazing. With some people you can see their eyes light up as they realize that doing something so easy could save them so much money. With other people they look at you like you are crazy and start to talk about what a hassle that would be. I don’t know, I guess it is all perspective, but I definitely thought that it was cool enough to share.
Signup to receive Nicole's blog posts via email weekly:
I posted a reel on instagram this week that got a surprising amount of feedback. Surprising in how grateful people were to finally have someone admit the truth. You don’t have to be part of the 5am club to be successful. Did your shoulders relax just a little when you read that? I hope so.…Read More
You know those agents – the lucky ones whose clients magically show up, and they always seem to be having fun while posting sales and having a life. The type of agent you wish you could be – someday. What if YOU could be that person right now?? On the outside, luck can look like…Read More
This is your reminder to keep going and trust that things will work. It’s easy to be impatient and want to know how the story ends. Because if we know that, then we can get there faster and avoid making mistakes along the way. But that’s not how it works. And sometimes the mistakes are…Read More
This is one of the biggest things most agents are missing in their business. But if you’ve ever been a part of a great mastermind and have a solid tribe you know that it’s one of THE best things not only for your business, but for your soul. We aren’t meant to do this alone.…Read More
I was chatting with someone this week who mentioned that they were spending this week journaling, planning and deciding what they want to create in 2024. Sounds awesome! But their last comment got me – I know I should have done this sooner, but… Sooner says who? It got me thinking about all of the…Read More
Ideally it’s both. But somewhere between the joy of dreaming into new goals, and attaching metrics (ie the how) things can go from creative to confining. In the ‘what if’ space – it’s easy to be creative. At this point the possibilities are endless. There is no right or wrong, pass or fail. Actions and…Read More
As we head into the last 2 weeks of the year Grace and Light are the 2 words that keep coming up. Whether this is your favorite time of the year, or one that you would be just as happy to skip – it’s a lot. It can be an intense time of celebration, reflection,…Read More
Seems like a simple question. Of course the reflex answer is yes. I can absolutely have anything I want. But deep down do you believe it? I just came back from a few days of business planning with 3 amazing agents. When we get together we go deep. It’s WAY beyond what we want our…Read More
Today is December 1st. Which means 2024 is right around the corner. No sooner do we finish celebrating the accomplishments from this year – we reset the counters to zero and look to create something new. We list our goals, envision our future and formulate action plans. All necessary parts of the process. But what…Read More
I’m over here at my Dad’s still this week. I’ll be here for a total of 11 days. I love the time with him, but his internet is the WORST. I’m actually using my phone as a hot spot to write this post because the internet is so unstable. I’m all for taking time to…Read More