Switch old light bulbs w/ @GElighting & @SamsClub for sustainable living & your budget #GELighting #CBias

When most people become parents, I think we begin to realize that the world is bigger than us. Before kids I made efforts to live a green lifestyle, but it wasn’t until I had them that I really became active in sustainable living. I became aware of how society as a majority is happy with the status quo, but I wasn’t. I didn’t want my kids to live a life where they think that being rude is acceptable and preserving our environment is someone else’s problem.

Sustainable Living Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and his/her own resources.[1] Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet

Since my first son was born, I began the process of the transformation toward sustainable living. It wasn’t always easy, but now that I look back I love how much my 3 boys have learned from my journey. They are quick to make suggestions to do park litter cleanup, make sure to help me recycle, and love to help with the garden too! To see diy family friendly ideas, check out diy compost bin and make your own solar oven

If you are just embarking on the journey to sustainable living, trust me it’s not as hard as you think. Often times I hear, but it cost too much! In reality, there is so much about sustainable living that actually saves us money. For example:

  • Use natural light during the daytime hours if you have good lighting. During the day, we rarely turn lights on.
  • Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use such as coffee pot, phone chargers, etc…
  • Switch to energy saving light options such as  CFLs, LEDs, and solar power.
Click here to calculate how much you could save by switching!
On my right side bar find a GE coupon for your next light bulb shopping trip. As an added incentive for each coupon printed and redeemed, $1.00 will be donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. For more information click
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So, we are off to Sam’s Club to tackle one more task on our to-do list!
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Sam’s had a nice selection of light bulbs. I was happy to see they were all energy efficient options.
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Off to Check out!
To see the entire journey to Switch old light bulbs w/ GE lighting & Sam’s Club for sustainable living & your budget click here
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  1. All of your advice is terrific for all of us to follow. I have switched all of my bulbs in my home to the energy efficient ones. I do find they are more affordable now and have a super selection. I do have problems with them burning out sooner then they should, but hopefully they will improve in the future.

  2. I buy the energy efficient bulbs.
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  3. What a huge difference the lights make, awesome savings too!!
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  4. It’s hard to believe that such a small change can amount to such much savings, and still contribute so much to the world too.

  5. Nice! Your lighting does look a bit brighter. We have a similar ceiling fan that has a cover over the light. Might have to try it out. Thanks!
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  6. I shop at Sam;s Club regularly, but I never think to look at the section where the light bulbs are stocked. It would be so much easier to get them this way, instead of buying one bulb at a time.
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  7. Our family has been living sustainable and we have change the whole house to CFL and we have save a lot of money. We also recycle our food waste and make compost to our organic garden to serve my family with organic healthy food!
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  8. Thanks for sharing! I have been using these types of light bulbs for awhile now!

  9. What a great post! We use these GE lights now and LOVE them!!! It really saves money and energy!

  10. I love Pinterest! What a great topic to explore – going greener and saving! Thanks for sharing your conversion!
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  11. This is SUCH good advice, it’s so true that becoming a parent changes everything!
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  12. We have the LED night lights and LOVE them!! They give off just the right amt of light!
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  13. I love GE lights!
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  14. I’ve been switching over to CFL bulbs as my regular light bulbs burn out, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my electric bill. I find it also helps to plug small to medium-sized appliances into power strips, that way you just have to click one switch to cut the power to all of them when you go out or go to bed. The savings does add up over time.

  15. We really need to do this. It’s on my list, I just need to make it happen :) Thanks for sharing!
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  16. What a great post! We love the GE energy efficient light bulbs- they really work brilliantly!!!
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  17. thank you for sharing this useful information. I will have to look into these lightbulbs.

  18. I didn’t realize how much money you can save with energy saving light options – I always balked at the price tag, before. I’m going to have to rethink our lightbulb choice!!!

  19. These are the light bulbs we use too!
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  20. I love LED lighting and we have most of ours switched!
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  21. Thanks for sharing this wonderful, informative post! We love our GE lightbulbs!

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