I save money when charging my cell phone by following this easy step. This may sound a little tacky to some people, but I charge my cell phone at work whenever I can.
My phone can be charged from the USB port so if it is running low I just hook it up to the computer at work and let it charge while I work.
This saves me money because I do not have to pay for my electricity at home to charge my phone.
I can also bring the charger to the room and charge the phone that way but that would make me feel really bad. Plus, I run the risk of forgetting the charger at work and then what would happen if I needed to charge the phone over the weekend?
Does anyone else charge things at work to save money?
I often charge my cell phone at work to save money. I have always had multiple phone chargers, so I just leave one at work. I also used to have a very common Nokia phone, so I had a few extra chargers from when my friends “upgraded” their phones to new ones.
How much money do you think this saves?
Guilty. But not so much to save money as to sync with PC.
Good for you. I wish I had a common charger so that I would not have to use the USB…but hey the phone still gets charged!
I have no clue how much it saves but it is more of the mindset you know. I will be charging my rechargable batteries here too. I have not calculated the actual cost but it does end up saving…and I am just looking for ways to save my money.
Well you do it for one reason, but you get the benefit of the added electricity savings so good for you. 🙂
I often charge my cell phone at school but it probably only saves a few pennies for the month. I save a little more by only using my laptop at school.
I charge both my cell phone AND my PDA at work.
LOL. Your cellphone probably uses 0.5W at most. If you charge 8 hours a day every day for 260 working days a year, you use maybe 1 kWh, which would otherwise cost you $0.15 for the entire year.
I can’t believe this!
Don’t you know that the universe gives back tenfold?!!
If you go and give a needy person $10 you will get back $100 and you wont need to mess around trying to save yourself a few cents per day!
Thanks for the quick tip. I have two chargers, I should bring one to work.
What a cool idea. You’re right too, it’s not the $$$ amount that’s important, it’s the mindset… 😉
Keep up the good work,
Thanks for backing me up here buddy…that is what I was trying to get people to see. 🙂
That is a pretty good idea. I charge my company cell phone at home so I figure I should be able to charge my personal cell phone at work.
I never thought about that. Why not?? Might as well have work pay for charging your cellphone rather than you. The difference is negligible, but every penny counts.
Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
I think I will start charging my rechargeable batteries at work too….or is that going too far? 🙂
Does chargung in USB lessen the consumed electricity compared to using a computer while charging it with different source of electricity? Im doing this too for convenience because i use computer all the time.
I have no idea about the difference in energy consumption. I just use my USB charger at work because I don’t want to run the risk of leaving the wall charger there over the weekend and being stuck. 🙂