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New Series: Lower your Utility Cost by 50% in just 6 days

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When is the last time you thought to yourself that your living utilities cost were just too expensive? If you’re like me.. It hasn’t been that long ago. Lowering your expensive utilities cost that you pay, can be a hair raising process that can take a lot of out a person if we let it. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With a little work and some time, you can lower your living average utility costs by as much as 50% if you’re careful!

Lower your utilities cost by 50% in just 6days.

Over the 6 days, we will take a look at the different ways that you can lower your utility cost. We’ll cover all of the major average monthly bills; electricity bill, gas cost, cell cost, water,internet and more. The tips and tricks in each post will help you lower your costs that you pay monthly, one by one. They aren’t the end all be all but they’ll certainly be a help and are a great place to start.

For some, the tips that I give you may be too extreme and for others they may not be enough. Only you can decide where you will draw the line. Most of them are not the typical “turn of the lights when you leave the room” kind of tips though so hopefully you’ll find something new to use in your own home! They may not be typical ideas, but they are all proven ways to lower your utility bills each month.

At the end of each post, I’d love to hear from you! If you do something that I don’t, share it! Maybe you can help me lower my water and gas costs each month even more!

Post #1: Get rid of your high cable bill (and still watch your favorite shows)

Post #2 18 ways we lowered our California electric bill

Post #3 How we saved more than 50% on our water bill

Post #4 4 steps to a lower internet bill

Post#5 How to pay less for your cell phone

Post #6: How to save on insurance

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  • Tina W says:

    We save the large jugs that cat litter comes in and keep them in the bathroom to save the water that runs while we are waiting for the shower to warm up. Even with just the two of us it’s amazing how much water it saves that we then use to water the plants in the garden.

  • Abby says:

    If you live in San Diego County, there are several discount programs SDG&E offers, including one for those with medical devices (like a CPAP machine) or those who are low income: http://www.sdge.com/residential/apply-financial-assistance-programs

    It’s def. a lifesaver!

  • Susie says:

    I am so excited! I am getting drought-tolerant landscaping put in my front yard! I applied for the $2 per square foot rebate from the water district, and I’m working with a landscape company that can do everything I want for the amount of the rebate. In essence, it is a free new landscape! It will be colorful and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies too! So excited! This will reduce my water bill considerably. According to the water district, watering lawns takes 40% of a household’s water use. I also am making great use of container gardening to grow veggies. Can’t wait to harvest peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, corn, and whatever else I decide to plant!

  • Lizz Ingram says:

    If you live in Southern CA, Southern CA Edison and The Gas Company both offer the CARE program that you can apply for if you are low income, have medi-cal insurance or even WIC.
    I have been applied to both for years and save about 5% on my monthly bill.

  • Julie says:

    The link to the get rid of your high cable bill and still watch your favorite shows comes up with an error code. This is the link I found to get there…

    http://www.southerncalisaver.com/?s=Get+rid+of+your+high+cable+bill+%28and+still+watch+your+favorite+shows%29

  • plumaria says:

    My mom said her energy bill lowered when she did laundry at night vs day

    • plumaria says:

      Also for interenet, you can do connect2compete . If your have Snap, tanf, or a child receiving free school lunch, you pay $10/month. If you receive WIC or other low income program, cox offers CA lifeline for $5/months

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