Whenever you are done using your computer, turn it off. Same goes for the CD player, toaster, lamp, and portable heater. All these items suck energy when they remain turned on and/or plugged in. Personally, I was always in the habit of unplugging the toaster, crock pot, etc. but never carried it over to my tv or computer. Why is this? I don’t know, but now that I look at it, it seems silly that I haven’t been unplugging everything else. Sometimes the cords are so far back that it is not convenient, that’s ok. Unplug the items you can. Also, try putting a lot of your computer peripherals on a single power pack; this way you can just pull one plug at night and make like a little easier.