We know, we know. It’s really annoying when people tell us we’re glued to our electronics, because we really do rely on them for so much! And it’s always nervewracking to go out and realize you have a low phone battery, isn’t it? So you keep it plugged in while you’re home so you won’t have to worry about it later.
But when you take your phone, laptop, or iPod out of its charger, you probably sometimes forget to unplug the charger from the wall, right? Dude, we totally understand–it’s so easy to just leave it in so you always know where it is. Problem is, even if you’re phone isn’t plugged into its charger, if the charger is plugged into the wall, it’s still using power.
Easy fix? Charge your appliances when they genuinely need charging, then take them out when they’re full. With certain electronics, this can actually preserve them and keep them working properly longer than if you keep them plugged in all the time.
It seems so simple, but just turning off and unplugging electronics and appliances saves so much energy and does so much good for our lil’ planet–and it will probably help you sleep better, too!