5 ways to slice summer power bills
Sometimes it pays to get away from the two-dimensional electronics for a little while. Literally.
Click off "FarmVille" long enough to dig in the real dirt in your yard. Or, have some fun with a container garden on your patio. (Real tomatoes don't require wattage. And if you eat what you grow, you can save on your food bill, too.)
Ditch the Facebook friends to spend a little time with people you know from the real world. (Not to be confused with "The Real World.")
Recently, LaRussa held a craft party with a group of friends where they used recycled materials to make terrariums. "It was fun and creative," she says.
But your idea of fun might also be game night or a poker party.
The goal: Get unplugged, unwind and connect in a way that has nothing to do with power cords and networks. You'll save some electricity and recharge your own batteries at the same time.