SPOKANE, Wash. — Most of us are not just staying home right now. We’re working at home. We’re cooking at home. We’re playing at home. We’re using more electricity at home. Now probably more than ever.
And it’s likely that your whole family is playing a part in that usage.
“Sometimes you have one, two, three members of that household who are using the internet all day, leaving lights on all day and even using the toaster or other appliances that you would normally have used at work, you’re using at home now,” said SNAP spokesperson Nicole Bishop.
For those who live in low income households, it’s even more crucial to cut back.
“Especially if you’ve recently been laid off or had your hours cut