Friday, March 24, 2017

Electric Bill Update and Chatter

I'm excited to say my efforts to lower the utilities' bill is paying off.  I managed to go from over $225 at the beginning of the year, down to $175.59 last month and down to $148.63 this month.  I'm not doing any heroic efforts.  I dry bedding and towels in the dryer, but hang everything else.  I cook in bulk when I can.  I insist on the thermostat remaining steady and on lights being turned off when a room is empty.  That is it.  Nothing special and nothing difficult.  

On the chatter front, my Aldi finally opened back up.  My goodness, it is nice!  They were offering as part of their grand re-opening a $10 off of $50 coupon and a free bag.  We went in and bought some of the things we were out of.  I also bought snacks that my husband requests....he had just commented that I hadn't bought any since they had closed.  I admit I hate to pay the other stores' prices.  I spent just over $100.  $10 was for a cheesecake dessert for company.  I spent another $40 in snacks and nut free crackers.  Then I bought $50 of pantry items that we were running low on.  I'm just glad they're back open.  (My last trip at Walmart didn't fill the cart and I spent almost $200.  I have truly missed Aldi!)


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  1. Congrats on the electric bill! That's quite a savings! =)

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    1. Thanks. I think my family was just being slack. Sigh. I've forced the issue and it is improving.

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  2. Good going on getting your electric bill lower. That's terrific. :)

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    1. Thanks! Our biggest threat will be that air conditioner. My daughter was already asking to turn it on one night when it was 73 inside. I was like "no way!"

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    2. interior of home has to hit 80 before I put it on. I hate the heat, 80 is where I cave (with fans running, etc)

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  3. Congrats on the savings! I plug all the things like TVs, stereos, computers, etc. into one of those power strips and switch it off at night. You'd be surprised at how much money this saves. ALdis is the best. For all the talk of WalMart saving money, I've never found that to be true. Plus ALdis has the most interesting things. Best place for cheese.

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    Jane

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    1. I have the TV on a strip, too. It is kind of weird how they make them to be "instant on" now.

      I agree. Walmart was cheaper for me than the other stores before Aldi came to town...but it was kind of like comparing apples to oranges as far as price went. The other stores were just expensive period.

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  4. Love Aldi's, it is where I do the bulk of our shopping, at least 67%

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    1. I have only tried one or two items from Aldi that were not a hit with my family. Many of their items are our preferred "brand."

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