If this is your first visit I welcome you to my little corner of the world! You might want to start at the introduction of this series. It explains what 31 Days of Change is, and has links to each day's post as they occur. Just click on the 31 Days to Slash Your Budget Painlessly button at the top of my sidebar on the right.
Today I painted around trim in the sunroom at my parents house all day. I have a wedding tomorrow, church Sunday morning, and more painting Sunday afternoon. On that note my next two or three posts will be short and sweet and most likely point you elsewhere.
Today's savings is lighting. I'm sending you back to the Saving Energy site. There is a calculator where you can figure out how much you can save with compact fluorescent bulbs over incandescent, based on your electric rate, how many bulbs, and how many hours you use them. I tried to average my use, as we don't use every bulb in the house all the time. My savings is around $17/month or $204/year.
If you are benefiting from this series, I’d love it if you would grab my button from the top of my sidebar. I will be back with another money saving tip tomorrow. I will keep up a running tally of my savings at the bottom of each new post. Just scroll down to the bottom to see. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll be back!
My tally so far: