6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

  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

3 Budget Saving Tips on Entertaining at Home

So you and your family just moved-in into a new home and your friends are all excited for a house warming party that is sure to come next. Although there are still lots of things to organize and most of your stuff is still packed up, you too can’t help but look forward to that date when your friends and loved ones will come and visit you in your new home. So while you struggle with your budget after slashing off move-in related expenses, here are some budget-saving tips that can help you prepare for a simple yet memorable house warming and future parties in your new home.

Set the Mood. Arrange your living room furniture to provide ample moving space and comfortable seating. You may also open up doors that lead to your patio so that your guest can move freely and enjoy fresh air if they want. You can also offer smoking guest with electronic cigarettes as great alternatives for their cigarette breaks. If in case you are planning to buy liquids or juice for vaping needs, you may find great deals here. Create a playlist of soothing music to encourage your guest to relax, but keep volume at a minimum so that they can converse and chitchat.

Set a Theme. Preparing food and drinks become much easier if you set a theme. You can choose and create your own housewarming party idea. If you have a beach theme, you can simply go for fruity wines, cocktails, beer and water for drinks. Food should be simple as well, guests will be quite disappointed with a host who keeps on disappearing because of she needs to check on some elaborate recipe. Prepare a selection of finger foods and if it’s a dinner party, you can just have one appetizer, main course with salad, dessert and drinks.

Set Up Some Games or Activities. Find activities, games or movies that go with your theme. For beach party theme, you may also play beer pong or watch movies such as Surf Up, Blue Crush, Forgetting Sarah Marshall or 50 First Dates!

Entertaining friends at home doesn’t have to be costly to be fun and enjoyable. Whatever occasion you are celebrating you can save more when you carefully consider your options and prepare ahead of time. And don’t forget to introduce friends and guest that are not yet acquainted with each other.


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