Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thrifty Green Thursday!

OK, so I know that I said I would post more - and then I didn't. Sigh. My job has been taking up most of time, and it's been so hard to get the time to sit down and blog. But I am trying - and I do often think about how I want to be out there chatting in the blog-o-sphere!
Here's my tip this week for Thrifty Green Thursday: cut down on your paper waste by doing your bills online! My bank has a great feature that allows you to pay your bills online for free. I've been doing this for at least two years now, and it makes life oh so easy.
Also, sign up for the electronic statements that most companies offer, so that you receive you monthly statements through your email address, rather than wasting paper - not to mention all the pollution caused by transporting the mail back and forth. I am in the process of signing up for electronic billing for all of our statements - and let me tell you, we get plenty. This will also free up a lot of our filing; rather than saving our older statements in a filing system, now I will be able to drop the statements into a folder in my email account. Ain't technology grand?
So there you go - pay and receive bills online to reduce paper and reduce emissions - and make life a little simpler.


Joy said...

Amen! My husband first got us plugged in to online banking a few years ago and now I don't know how I'd live without it. Plus I love saving all that money we'd spend on postage each month! Thanks so much for being a part of our Thrifty Green Thursday!

Rebecca said...

I agree that this is an excellent tip. I am not big on a lot of modern-day technology, but I am a huge fan of online bill paying. It is so much simpler. We have almost all our bills just deducted out of our checking account, so we don't really spend ANY time paying bills. Of course, this can be bad if you start forgetting how much you're actually paying. . . .