When I was cleaning the other day, I was noticing how many power strips I had in my house and how many “unused” things were plugged into them. (Along with those things just plugged straight into the wall outlet.)
There are 2 people that live in my house. We have 4 cell phone chargers – all plugged in and on any given day one of them may be charging a phone for a couple hours. I also have chargers for an iPod touch that is most often plugged in somewhere and not charging anything. If you have kids with cell phones, Gameboys, etc. you may find that you too, have lots of random chargers plugged in throughout your house.
Now along with doing the right thing and being green and stuff like that, you also can be costing yourself more money with your power company that is unnecessary. Unplugging TV’s may not be something you feel like doing all the time and individually one charger doesn’t generate a ton of power, but if you have 10 of them around your house only being used occasionally, you may want to consider plugging them in when you are charging the devices they are intended for and not leaving them plugged in when you are finished charging.
*thank you CNET for the photo