Creativity only works in art, music, and marketing, doesn’t it? Well, sort of. When it comes to your private life, you actually have a number of opportunities for creativity because of all the options we have here in America.
That includes energy savings. With so many products available, and hundreds of people blogging about any given topic, you can easily come up with all sorts of creative ways to save energy and money.
Here’s some ideas we have for you:
- Put Frozen Food in Your Fridge the Night Before You Need It
Okay, so this is a small one. But it’s definitely valid. If you’re going to have steak for dinner tomorrow, take it out of the freezer and put it in your fridge.
That way, you save energy by not keeping it in the freezer. And you won’t have to spend other energy defrosting it.
- Feel Cold? Exercise!
What better way to get your blood pumping and going than by exercising? Avoid turning on the heat.
Anxious people should pay special attention to this. Anxiety causes your blood vessels to constrict, leading to you feeling cold, or even numb in your extremities. This can even happen in the middle of summer.
So exercise instead. It keeps you healthy and out of the doctor’s office.
- Put Your Microwave to Use
Admittedly, not our most creative tip on this list. But, your microwave does use much less energy than your oven. So whenever possible, use it.
- Have a Neighborhood Raw Food Competition
Who do you suppose could make the most delicious meal without using a single electric appliance? It’s time to find out when you host the next raw food competition in your neighborhood.
You’ll also build relationships with your neighbors. So that means if you want a favor from them in the future, you’ll be more likely to get it.
And of course, you save energy by not having to cook food!
- Have a Family Dinner in the Dark
The kids will get a kick out of this one. Use only candles to illuminate your dining room.
Or, use it as an opportunity to create romance with your spouse. Either way, it’s a small thing your family will enjoy.
- Keep Your Cookware as Efficient as Possible
Use copper-bottomed pots and pans to make the most efficient use of your stove’s heat. Inside your oven, use ceramic cookware.
You lose about 50% of the heat doing it any other way.
Did That Stir Your Imagination?
Look, these are just ideas you can use (or not use). But, they also might get you thinking in a certain direction that involves creativity.
When you really get down to it, there’s dozens of ways to save energy. And now you have a few more tricks up your sleeve.