I am fortunate in that I work from home half the week. While I only have to go to the office twice a week, it’s not unusual for me to “stop by” the office other times during the week to drop off files or have a quick discussion with a co-worker. Since my office is 30 miles away from home, each trip I make puts an extra 60 miles on my car and cost me a zillion dollars.
Since gas prices have gotten so crazy, I’ve been making efforts to streamline my driving. I’m trying not to make so many unnecessary trips. I’m making a list of things I need to get done so that I can plan my trips with as little gas as possible. I’m also using technology to do things I often do in person.
Rather than driving to the office to drop off files, I’m using file sharing. You can even send large files free. I’ve also been using my phone or skyping instead of having face-to-face meetings. I’ve been shopping online instead of heading to the mall. I do my banking online and pay my bills online. There’s even a way to deposit checks without actually going to the bank (although I haven’t used it yet because I’m a little scared that it won’t work).
I know there are other ways to use technology to save on gas. So tell me, what am I missing? How are you saving on gas these days? (And just out of curiosity, have you ever used the app to deposit a check without going to your bank? Did it work?)