This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IGS Energy. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I was shopping around for my first apartment, I can still remember being taken aback by the utilities. While I knew that I would most likely be responsible for electricity, and possibly gas (depending on the property) - I really didn't know just how much to expect those monthly bills to ring in at. It was a huge learning curve for me! In all honesty, when I was alone, I preferred as much light as possible (think stadium style lighting!). I fell asleep most nights with the radio or television on, and it played throughout the night. I also had a tendency to leave my computer on, and everything plugged in, at all times. To say that these costly habits started to add up, is the understatement of the century.
Fast forward 15 years, and my mindset has definitely changed! It was a difficult learning curve for me, and one that I would prefer my children to be prepared for, from the start. Kids learn so quickly, so teach them young! Not only will it help you save big on your utility bills, it will save them dearly in the future when they first set out on their own.
Read on for our top tips for teaching kids how to conserve energy + additional ways that you can save BIG on your electric and gas bill.