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Manually eliminate parasitic loads
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 3

Trying to remember to turn off everything each time you leave the house can be annoying, but there is an easy way to make it easier on yourself. Rather than turning off or unplugging each device individually, you can group devices together onto power strips to be able to quickly turn off groups of devices.

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Use reusable grocery bags
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 3

You can reduce your contribution to plastic bag waste and save the energy necessary to make plastic bags by bringing your own grocery bags to the store with you.

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Fix Something Broken
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 3

When something is getting worn out, or breaks try to fix it before deciding to throw it out and buy a new one. This helps conserve resources and energy since it means you don't need a new one and also can save you money.

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Hierarchy Test Wheeeeeeeeee
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 1

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Build an Auto Shutdown Power Strip
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 7

Do you keep forgetting to unplug or turn off the power strip to you devices? Make it impossible not to turn off the load by installing a timer in line with it. Since you must turn the timer on to use the device, you are guaranteed it will get turned off every time (no matter how forgetful you are). This guide shows how to modify a power strip by installing an auto shut-off timer so that it will turn itself off once the timer expires. This allows you to turn on something that has a parasitic load, use it and then have it turn off automatically.

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Install Solar Powered Yard Lights
Author: Sam Fladung User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 3

If you come home after dark, or like using your yard when it's dark out you probably have some light fixtures outside (or fumble through the yard a lot). These fixtures can drain power, particularly if you need them to be on when you come home. Also, these fixtures can't use CFL bulbs in a lot of climates because the cold will wreak havoc with them. Solution: An outdoor light that charges from the sun during the day and comes on automatically at night.

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