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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

How to neutralise the unpleasant odours coming from your air conditioner

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Having an air conditioner in your home is a commodity that facilitate a lot your life. You can easily make your room warmer or colder, with a click on the button. The advancement of the technologies has allowed us to take advantage of more and more modern gadgets and the air conditioner is definitely one of the best inventions of the century. However, the everyday use of this machine is inevitably contributed by some problems that you will experience if you have at least one air conditioner in your home. One of the most common problems is the bad smell that often comes from the air conditioners due to variety of reasons. If you wonder why this happens and how to manage with this problem, read the following tips that will help you to win the battle against the nasty odours coming from your air conditioner. Image credits to Amy Watson on Flickr - https://flic.kr/p/71Gddk If you take into account the advice that we will offer, you will enjoy the cosiness of the home environment

The Willie Evangelista Guide for House Cleaning

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Most of us hate cleaning because it’s tedious and sometimes, it consumes most of our time in a day. It gets really insane to do things in a fast-paced manner without compromising our other household chores. But worry not, we’ve got you covered as we are about to spill genius hacks that will forever change how you clean your house. 1. Blender Cleaner It’s actually easy peasy to clean the blender. Simply fill it up with warm water and drop little amount of dish soap. Turn it on and blend for a few seconds and then dump, rinse with clean water, and dry it. 2. Dishwasher Deep Cleaner Image credits to Paul Flint & Company on Flickr - https://flic.kr/p/9YvwwP Run your dishwasher on the highest temperature with a cup of vinegar on the top shelf. Afterwards, sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom and run it again. Now, your dishwasher is immaculately clean! 3. Mattress Pour some vodka into an empty spray bottle, spritz lightly ac

5 Practical Tips to Declutter Your Home

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It is not just about having enough time to clean. Interior experts say that one of the reasons why households remain cluttered is because of the lack of organization and firm decisions. This is especially true for sentimental people who always find one reason or another no hold on to old stuff. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but these are the sort of items that usually stay in disorganized piles or in the back of your closet. Leading property portal Lamudi suggests five ways to declutter your home, freeing up space in your house to make your living more comfortable, and your environment more breathable. 1.        THE FOUR BOX METHOD © Monique Popp / Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpopp / Get four boxes and label them the following: Put Away, Give Away/Sell, Storage, and Trash. This is the easiest way to organize your things, especially for those who need a little push in decision-making. Put Away are the stuff you need on a regular basis. Give

Cleaning with club soda

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Besides being used as a drink, club soda can be a means of cleaning in the household as well. It can be used for cleaning stains from different fabrics and carpets, cleaning jewellery, the windscreens of cars, counter tops, fixtures, cast iron and other items. Cleaning with club soda is easy and can be done by everyone. It doesn't require any special skills. To remove stains from different fabrics just simply pour the club soda over the stain. If you want to remove urine, wine stains and more obstinate odours and marks from your carpets, just blot the club soda up. It will remove the bad smell and won't let the stain spread into a larger area. The final step of  removing the stain is scrubbing it. Scrub more gently if the fabric is more delicate and more energetically for steadier fabrics and carpets. If you want to clean your gems like rubies, diamonds and sapphires, you can use club soda. The cleaning procedure is very easy. Pour club soda in a cup, put the expens

Tricks To Getting Out Those Stubborn Stains

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For homes that have stains on the carpets or furniture, it can be difficult to remove the blemishes with common products and tools. From red wine spills to ink marks, there are many stains that can be impossible to remove and can detract from the fabric. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to getting rid of the marks and restoring the condition of the carpet or couch. Pretreat the Item One of the main secrets to removing stains is to pretreat the affected area as soon as possible, which will prevent the stain from setting in. Consider using an enzyme detergent or solution, which will break down the proteins. Allow the detergent to set for several minutes before repeating the process once or twice. Hire Professional Cleaning Services It can be difficult to remove stubborn stains from carpets with your own vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaner. According to Grimebusters Ltd , a company that provides Edmonton carpet cleaning, a professional carpet cleaning company will use high-

Living the Mobile Home Lifestyle

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Mobile homes are fast becoming a choice for people from all walks of life. Buying this kind of investment can draw in a few critical notions about the pros and cons of living in such a house. Considering the current value of homes with yards and the potential mortgage you have to pay every month, the flexibility of living in mobile homes has become very appealing for many. With a mobile house, you have lesser worries on the repairs and upkeep compared with having a brick and mortar house that you still have to pay for its mortgage. Photo by Muffingg – Wikimedia Commons Retirees are looking at living a mobile home lifestyle so that they can move from place to place in comfort. Others prefer a home set in a good park because of the amenities and security it also offers. For small families with one or two kids, setting up a mobile home within a school bus route is ideal especially with school-age kids. One of the biggest attractions offered by mobile or manufactured home liv