"Wow, 30W on standby for a washing machine's crazy. My TVs use a bit less than that, but the F&P washing machine and drier use almost nothing. My flatmates room uses enough power that it costs $120/year when the tv, cable box, etc are turned off, and he doesn't want to turn it off at the wall as a cable box takes 5 minutes to start up once it's turned on. What's a smart power off outlet, got a link? I have to switch mine off manually, but if you can get on as a multibox I could definitely use a couple. What an ENVIR? I've concentrated on heat to start with. Good insulation, adding a heat pump, removing downlights which basically destroy the effectiveness of insulation, making sure the house is as airtight as possible around doors and windows, HRV type system to get free heat during the day, exhaust fans in bathroom and kitchen, ducted drier, CF lights. I'd love to replace my year old 55" LCD TV with a 65" LED, but my girlfriend thinks 55" is already excessive, and it won't save any power really. "
envir = http://www.currentcost.com/product-envir.html this type of product is the best tool to find the power suckers... just searching individual outlets doesnt work as well, there is always something. I got the bridge which sends the readings to the net every 10 secs and i can get a super clear picture of how the house is performing.
handy power outlet mates = http://wattsclever.com/category/easy-off-power-boards
i also use the foot switch
and this one ... http://www.energy-monitor.com.au/easy-off-infra-red-standby-power-switch/
my washing machine is a front loader whirlpool (30w standby) , but my dryer uses 10w as well so i have the loads on a 3 hour "on" cycle with a cheap rotary timer and usually remember to get back to it with in 21 hours to kill the mains.
I firmly believe that power saving should be made as easy as possible and the gadgets should be working for you. Your enjoyment should not be compromised , but just altering a few bad habbits instead yeilds a great result combined with the above gadgets.