Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
There is another place I wanted a surge protector. I wanted to clear up this mess on the floor from my computer. That surge protector doesn’t hold all the plugs because some are too wide and it only has one off button.
I bought this one. Each port has its own individual off/on switch.
See the on/off switches? And, the ports are oriented side wise instead of lined up in a row like marching ants.
The computer, the internet modem, and the phone should never be turned off. The printer, the monitor, and the speakers are turned off when not being used. I only turn on the printer when I want to print something. With this surge protector I can turn off only the ones I want off while the rest remain on. I used some plastic bag ties as label markers on each plug. See how the plugs fit together better?
I still have an ugly mess of wires but they are contained and off the floor. I won’t be tripping over them.
Yup, I’m still using an old tower computer. This set up is only temporary until I can either make a desk or find one I really like at a thrift store. This desk belongs to Ladybug. She wants it back when I finish using it.
I’m saving money one penny at a time. I want to become so energy efficient that the utility company thinks I’m on an extended vacation. I’m hoping (wishing) to get a laptop computer from someone who may be upgrading or maybe from freecycle. So far no luck. I’m just not that lucky.