Summertime brings with it a number of opportunities for fun and excitement. It’s the most popular time to grow closer to family. It’s the time of the year to consider fun as a significant priority. But we have to face the truth. Although some electric companies can be pretty fair about their prices, paying bills is the furthest thing from fun anybody can think of. Here are three ways to have fun this summer, either alone or with your family, that will both bolster your sense of joy while lowering your environmental impact and expected electric bill.
Make a Game out of Recycling With Sweet Rewards
Most people understand that recycling is becoming a necessity. An increasing percentage of the raw materials we use in day to day life are originating from recycled sources. Normally, being environmentally conscious doesn’t line up with having fun– but here’s where you introduce the game principal. In essence, you can make almost anything fun as long as you make it into an enjoyable game. Make a contest with your family members to see who recycled the most while using something like ice-cream as an incentive. If you live alone, give yourself a dollar for every pound you recycle. Use the money you save o treat yourself to something nice.
MacGyver New Equipment out of Mundane Household
Most people can appreciate MacGyver, even if most of the younger generation has never even seen an episode of the show. His uncanny ability to take mundane materials and create something incredible out of it has been envied for years. Now there’s no need to envy. Using the internet or a few crafts books, you’d be amazed to discover what you could do with household items. You can make art, interactive displays, games, costumes, projects– the list goes on. There are even some gadgets that will lower your monthly utility bills!
Take a Trip Back to Simplicity
We live in a society that’s practically dominated by electricity. Most of our means of entertaining ourselves rely on some sort of electrical power. This causes the bill to hike up, especially in the summer months. But why not take a step back into simplicity? You don’t have to play video games or watch television. You could go for a walk, have family story time, or play a board game. You can lose yourself in the mystery of a good book. There’s no limit to what you can do with some creativity. And your wallet will thank you later.
Annabelle is currently a loving and caring mother of two children. She lives outside of Milwaukee, WI and loves cheering for the Bucks and Badgers. She is a blog enthusiast and loves writing, if she is not writing she is cleaning up after her two lovely angels. She is learning a lot about electricity and what she can do to save money from Texas Electric Retailers.