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

New Products That Make Pregnancy More Comfortable

Nine months of pregnancy can be an uncomfortable event in a woman’s life. The last few months of pregnancy in particular is more often than not emotionally and physically draining for women. Thankfully, there are many new products on the market today that make this rewarding adventure much more comfortable and enjoyable.



Compression socks

Compression socks are a boon to tired, swollen legs especially to those women who must spend a lot of time on their feet at their jobs. Swollen ankles, calves and feet are common during pregnancy and can cause much discomfort. Compression socks are medically proven to improve the circulation within the lower extremities, which in turn prevents ankles, calves and feet from swelling.

BellaBand

Finding clothing to fit when you first start showing your pregnancy “bump” can be troublesome to many women. Pants become too tight at the waist, but maternity clothing is too loose and obvious. The Bella Band is the solution to this dilemma. All you have to do is slip it on over your unbuttoned regular pants, and no one will suspect a thing says Jessica Dukes editor of Parenting.com. This novel item can be used post-partum as well, to disguise the extra bulge around your middle when you return to regular clothes.

Cotton Bra

Doctors like Dr. Gilbert Webb, found at Vitals.com, warn that breasts become very tender and swollen, needing extra support during pregnancy. A wireless, soft cotton bra with wide straps will help alleviate any discomfort and provide support at the same time. A wireless type will prevent discomfort as your breasts grow and swell. A cotton fabric is soft and breathable, providing comfort as well. There are special pregnancy bras on the market that look nice as well as provide comfort and support.

Body Pillow

Although plenty of sleep is a must to maintain your health during pregnancy, many women experience trouble getting comfortable enough to get a good night’s sleep. A full body pillow will support your expanding belly, hips, knees and back to comfort your whole body, ensuring a more restful sleep and banishing the uncomfortable aches and pains associated with pregnancy.


Although pregnancy can be a chaotic and stressful state for women, this variety of available products can help women stay healthy, get the needed rest, feel comfortable, and get the advice and information they need, so they can actually enjoy the nine months of pregnancy. This relaxed state of mind will ultimately result in a healthier pregnancy. Check sites like http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-gilbert-webb/65/409/24b to find a doctor for more recommendations on new products to make pregnancy more comfortable. 


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