No matter how much you earn or where in the world you are living things are getting either a bit more expensive or, for some, a lot more. There are lots of simple things we can do to cut down on electricity or fuel bills (we have a gas tank) but not everyone knows them all and some people have some really ‘out of the box’ thinking.
I can start it off. When I look at my daily usage on Linky (I know you dont all have this) I can see certain days when the consumption jumps up. Sunday in particular. So thinking what I do different on a Sunday and it is using the oven for the Sunday roast. This really increases our usage. So:
Tip – if, for example, your roast is supposed to take 2 hrs then turn off the oven half an hour before the end of cooking time. This can be adjusted if your timings work out different so if it cooks for 1 hr just turn off 10 minutes before. If you dont open the door the oven will stay at quite a high temperature for the remainder of the time. Just be careful if it is chicken which you dont want to undercook. Also, in the winter months, as we are open plan, when I have finished cooking in the oven I leave the oven door open to let the heat into the room.