I'm over a week now of consuming only powdered milk! I'm determined to turn this into a permanent habit! It saves me about 25c/L here in Aus. I also don't have to worry about buying fresh or UHT milk as its easy to keep a stash in the Pantry.
Yesterday at a discount store I bought a second milk jug. Plastic, 1.5L, $2.50... actually made in Australia! I'm stoked about that, I was of course expecting made in China. Now when I make milk I can do two jugs at once, 1L and 1.5L, so I don't have to do it as often.
Bought a new fridge. Its a 250L Samsung model. I bought a watt metre, and worked out that my old fridge (which I got for free from my Grandad a year ago) was chewing about 3.5kwh per day...I only use 5kwh/day in my unit, in any case thats a ton! It was a 500L fridge, way too big. I worked out that this new Samsung at $539 delivered (I shopped around, this is a couple of hundred below retail) based on its energy rating and my electricity costs (100% green energy, 34c/kwh here in Adelaide, South Aus), would pay itself back in just over 18 months. Warranty is 2 years plus 10 years for inverter. So it was a no brainer! Basically halving my household electricity useage, which will also make going solar and battery easier in a couple of years.