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Old 01-07-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How many things do you have that require either batteries or plug in?

I have:
(Not counting fixtures and appliances supplied with apartment.)

Computer, speakers, modem, monitor.
TV (standard def), digital box and remote.
Portable land-line phone.
Clock radio.
Three lamps.
Two flashlights.
A few things I use less than once over several months, like blender, pre-paid cell phone, digital camera. A plug-in kettle for boiling water when I'm away from home. A handheld game my sister sent me for Xmas. Blood-pressure reader.

I think that's it. Am I missing out on anything importnat that I really need to have?
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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LOL! Too many to count. Easily over one-hundred items.

Lamps, electric tools, computers and peripherals, tvs, sound systems, kitchen appliances, space heaters, pumps, and so on.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Too numerous to count....
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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If you get a cell phone, you can knock off the land line and the clock radio to have even less electronics in your home!
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Oh Lord have mercy! I have no idea how many electric things we have!
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Dayton OH
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My electric bill is less than $20 per month, so I don't suppose I use a lot of electric gadgets. My list is a bit longer than Jtur88, but I don't have a landline phone. I have a printer for my PC, small home audio system, electric toaster and a few power tools and utility items (drill, skil saw, heat gun, portable work lights).

I don't use or own an electric (or gas) clothes dryer, but I have a folding solar clothes dryer (aka clothes rack). My apartment has a dishwasher, but it is only used for storing kitchen things. Life is pretty simple here.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I would say that there is a difference between having it and actually using it frequently.
OP do you really want us to list every single electrical gadget we have, even those with "1 inch dust" on it?
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I would say that there is a difference between having it and actually using it frequently.
OP do you really want us to list every single electrical gadget we have, even those with "1 inch dust" on it?
I'll leave that up to you.

I forgot to mention, I don't even have a printer. I e-mail my print jobs to myself, then open and print them at the library.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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I don't live an apartment that supplies anything, but I think they should be included as having them. Things like refrigerators probably use more electricity than anything. Anyway, I have:
refrigerator
freezer
two lamps
range
toaster
can opener
computer
printer
television
radio
microwave
telephone cordless
clothers washer
clothes dryer

battery
scanner (2)

I guess I use alot of electricity.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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If you have a computer, don't you also have a monitor, speakers and other accessories that are required to be plugged in?
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