There may be no better feeling in the world than being able to make money from the comfort of your own home; website bloggers get to do just that. Not only can you make money by blogging from home, but you can save money at the same time! By being able to choose green products for your home office, you are in the unique position to cut down on energy bills and be environmentally responsible.
Here are five great green gadgets every home blogger’s office should have:
Chances are that if you work from home, you work on a computer. Did you know that a desktop uses up to twice as much energy as a laptop? Even when both are running on electricity? Not only are laptops more energy efficient, but they are also more portable; perfect for doing a bit of blogging while waiting at the doctor’s office!
If you’ve already got a desktop, and won’t be replacing it with a laptop any time soon, why not make your desktop as environmentally friendly as possible? Enter the Logitech solar-rechargeable keyboard! Think of the dozens of batteries you waste every year on your wireless keyboard. This Logitech model uses no batteries; instead, it recharges itself with light provided by the sun or your desk lamp.
Smart strips are an advancement in technology to the standard power strip, and they are amazing! Plug your computer into the control outlet, and your printer, fax machine or any other peripherals into the other outlets. When you turn your computer off, you’ll also cut the power to your peripherals. The strips also have three outlets that are always “on” so you don’t have to worry about cutting power to everything. This is a fantastic way to conserve energy.
A solar charger stores energy from the sun and, once your gadget is plugged in, transfers that energy to your cell phone, PDA, mp3 player or even laptop, charging the battery. Solar charges come in a variety of sizes and options. You can easily find a single charger for your cell phone for $30 and can spend upwards of $100 for a multi-gadget charger.
Everyone needs a great desk clock. The Bedol Water Clock ensures that you never have to use electricity or batteries again simply to tell the time. Fill the reservoir of this little clock with water straight from the tap, add a splash of lemon juice and you’re good to go for up to 12 weeks.
Blogging from your phone office is, in essence, environmentally friendly as you aren’t driving back and forth to work every day. Take it a step further and green your office space. With the money you’re saving on gas, lunches out, and even office appropriate clothing, you can deck your home office out in an incredibly environmentally friendly manner.