Tereza Okava wrote:
and how about extending your hang-clothes-to-dry season, is there any way you can do that by using a rack, hangers, etc inside your house?....I bought these hanging racks for things and hung them in the living room window to cut the amount of stuff I needed to dry.
Heather Staas wrote:I need to look at window drafts, I used those insulating films my first winter here but didn't think it made much difference so didn't repeat it. But now I have winter numbers without them to compare to. I bet they helped more than I realized. Going to implement and explore several of these ideas!!
jack vegas wrote: a spin dryer.
tent type clothes dryer.
jack vegas wrote:
Take what is known as a "Navy Shower". Don't run water continuously during shower. Instead, turn on water and let it warm sufficiently (catch warm-up water in bucket for toilet flushing), wet down thoroughly, then turn off water while soaping and scrubbing. Finally, turn water back on to rinse. Sort of like you already wash your dishes. The result is a 3-minute shower vs. a more traditional 10-12 minutes shower. This will save a lot of water and especially water heating energy.
Katie Dee wrote:
While not technically affecting utility bills, I forego paying for trash pickup every week, and drive my trash to the dump, paying $7.00 about every six weeks rather than the $25 plus for regular trash service.