8 WAYS TO LIVE LIKE YOU'RE OFF GRID

Get a taste of living a simpler, less energy-dependent life by making a few changes while living in the city or suburbs.

If you want to "practice" the lifestyle before moving to an off grid home, here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. MINIMIZE HOUSEHOLD WASTE WHEN YOU MOVE OFF GRID

Start preparing for life off the grid by reducing the amount of waste your family produces.

2. REARRANGE FURNITURE TO MAXIMIZE NATURAL LIGHT

Even though electric lights don’t use a lot of energy, we maximize natural light sources and minimize our dependence on electric lights.

3. STOP USING PERSONAL GROOMING SMALL APPLIANCES

Things like hairdryers, flat irons, and curling irons use far too much electricity. Plus they're a real strain on the energy system in an off grid cabin.

4. GET RID OF YOUR COFFEEMAKER WHEN YOU’RE OFF GRID

Make coffee like your grandparents used to — boil water, measure coffee, etc.

5. MINIMIZE USE OF SMAL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Like so many other time-saving small appliances, these items use a lot of energy and really draw down power.

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