Whether you’re looking to trim down on your spending or need to shore up a few places in your budget, there’s nothing like getting a little help in the way of a coupon or reduced price, or better yet, getting something for free!
While we all know about Black Friday sales and extreme couponing, there is another way you can save a bundle of money. With Free Power Weekends, you get free electricity from Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m every weekend.
Let’s take a look at how you can maximize the value of these weekends and consider some of the high-energy chores to do on your Free Weekends.
1. Laundry. If you ever needed an excuse to not do laundry during the week, you now have one. Next to the air conditioner and water heater, your washer and dryer are some of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home. Imagine the chunk you can take out of your energy bill by washing and drying everything for free!
2. Cook ahead. Stock up on Tupperware and set aside a few hours on Saturday or Sunday to make a couple of big pots and pans full of food that you and your family can feast on through the rest of the week. The double bonus of doing this is that cooking ahead will save you time during the busy week, and because the electricity is free, you’ll save some money as well.
3. Chores. Do your vacuuming, dish washing and ironing on the weekends when it won’t cost you a cent. Weekends are also great for home maintenance and improvement projects, so you can use those power tools all weekend long without increasing your bill.
4. Dehumidify. Homeowners, especially in the eastern parts of Texas, are constantly on guard against the encroaching menace of mold. So if you’re worried about humidity levels, crank up the dehumidifier on the weekends and don’t worry about the extra electricity use.
Free Power Weekends gives you peace of mind during your busy weekends, and scheduling your to-dos during these times allows for a lower electricity bill and lower-stress weekdays.