Earlier this week, I started looking around the house at things I leave plugged in, with a mind to reducing energy consumption. I’ve trained myself to turn off lights, so presumably unplugging laptops and phones and stuff when they’re not in use should be easy.
Strangely, it’s not. I’m not even going hard core with this – I mean, the microwave and the teevee are still plugged in, and those are sucking down power, too. [Now that I think of it, why isn't the teevee unplugged? I only turn it on every few days.] Detaching phone from charger and putting in in purse is an almost-unconscious gesture. Apparently the second gesture (“yank plug from wall”) just needs to be learned.