If you need some extra cash, consider putting your home utilities on an extreme one-month diet to cut down costs and pocket a little extra money.
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Home and technology blog Unplggd suggests going without heat for a month. Depending on where you are, you might want to substitute no heat for no air conditioning.
Going further, making use of natural light whenever possible can help reduce your electricity costs significantly. For an even great effect, turn off your electronics! If you can, try bringing your computer to a coffee shop to work or relax. You can also try avoiding gas and electricity costs by not cooking. If you have access to a grill, you can use it when you need something hot and just find recipes that don't involve an oven, a stove or a microwave. It's a neat idea and only lasts a month, plus trying some new ways to live might introduce you to new things you didn't know you liked.