Unplugging your appliances seems like a hassle. Sure you can save energy, but you have to re-plug it in...
Let me give you a reason to reconsider.
Today my husband, who was working on a few projects at home, walked by the coffee maker -- only to see it was sparking! (And it wasn't an old coffee maker.)
I shudder to think what would have happened if he wasn't around. Clearly God was looking out for us!
So if being green isn't a good enough motivation, consider having to replace your home!