Now through January 6, 2014
4 hours video transfer $80 $40
200 photo transfers $80 $40
400 digital photos to DVD $30
Web design hourly rate – 2 hours for $60 $30
Routine service (including web design, business listing) 2 months for the price of one.
According to me, Nathan Steffenson.
5. Robot vacuum. I bought 2 iRobot Roombas (700 series with Hepa filter) one for my office and one for my apartment. Since both my apartment and office are small they actually replaced my conventional upright vacuum. It also has helped keep my place a lot cleaner than before since it goes on its own everyday and goes under the furniture. There are other brands and models of robot vacuums as well, they may be as good, better, or worse.
4. Smart Phone. I like having a smart phone, because it consolidates the items in my pocket. I personally use the iPhone, but there are also some good Android phones out there as well. I like having the camera, phone, watch, and pocket computer all in one. It is lighter than carrying a laptop around. Now if you can get by without a cell phone, An ipod touch or tablet may work as well.
3. Going Paperless. I use a number of different methods to accomplish this, some that cost extra money and some that save money. Online Banking and online billing: this is one that saves me money since with my credit union when I get statements online, I get free online bill pay so I don’t need to mail out checks for bills. With online billing I download the statements and I also have most of my bills paid automatically. I also use a neat receipts scanner to scan in receipts and documents, and also use their Neat Cloud. Do book keeping using accounting software(quickbooks) sending receipts by email or text message. Also, I do my taxes online and filed electronically, and save the PDF on my computer. Of course, my photos and video are digital as well.
2. Crank flash light. As long as you remember to wind it up every month, no batteries or light bulbs to buy. (Just don’t buy too many of them) Bright LED bike lights allow me to bike in the dark and batteries usually last a long time.
1. Video calling, screen sharing. You may not even have to buy a new device or software. I like both Facetime which comes with Apple products and Skype which works with most computers, tablets, and smartphones that have a high speed connection and camera. Sometimes I use Skype plugin with Facebook -since many of your contacts are already there. There are other premium products such as GoToMeeting or you can have an upgraded Skype account.
According to me, Nathan Steffenson.
5. Plastic gift cards, printing coupons. If you use gift cards you might as well do e gift carts that can be either read on a smart phone or redeemed online. Plastic cards are easily lost or stolen. If you are buying a printer or computer just to print coupons, you are wasting your money (and trees).
4. Automobiles. Not completely electronics but you see there advertisement in almost every place. They are expensive to maintain,and ti buy gasoline for. Even if it is one of those new “greener” cars, they are still very expensive, and not as green as riding a bike, walking, using electronic communications, mass transit, or being closer to where you commute (or walk).
3. Blue Ray players (and new standalone dvd players, cd players, tape players) These are all being replaced by Internet streaming, and download services, and even though they have gone down in price, the disc are expensive and take quite a bit of room if you have a larger collections.
2. Tube TVs / monitors (CRT) – Don’t know if you can even buy these anymore, but I’m putting on the list anyway. They take a lot of heat, use more electricity are full of lead, and are very heavy. Take up a lot of room too. You may not want to get rid of one if you still have one and if you do get rid of one you must recycle it properly.
1. Printers - they are heavy, and we have better electronic means to communicate and store information now than what paper can do. If you need something printed why not pay the few cents per copy at you local printing place, or photo developer, or have it mailed to you.