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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

Choosing the Right Housing Property in Manila during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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It has been roughly a year since the spread of COVID-19 virus in the Philippines. This pandemic is the greatest challenge we have faced in this lifetime. Adjusting to the new normal was tough, as the first months have been plagued with confusion and fear. Many businesses have shut down since then, and most are considering implementing the “Work from Home” (WFH) model. Unfortunately, as said by David Leechiu, written in this  Manila Bulletin article , the Philippines is not suitable for the WFH model. He cites poor telecom connectivity, too many relatives, and lack of proper housing to be the few major reasons why WFH would not work. The last time I wrote an article about finding the right housing property was last 2015 . A lot has changed since then. The sharp drop in economy contributed much to the price growth of condominium and house properties. Finding an affordable condominium in Manila is now a lot more difficult as prices soared almost double. In the spirit of preparing for th

8 Ways to Childproof your Home

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Being a parent is a major responsibility.  It takes a lot of work rearing a child.  We protect and take care of our children until they are old enough to take care of themselves. Making the home a child proof is one of the first steps we need to consider as soon as our child begin to crawl or walk. Though, home childproofing may not be 100% effective against unwanted injury, taking extra safety measures is needed to reduce the risk of unintentional injury by hazards in and around the home. Here are some ways to childproof your home that will keep your family safe. Door knob covers Using door knob and door handle covers will prevent kids from entering areas and rooms with possible risk or danger. Cabinets and Drawers safety latches Installing safety locks or latches on cabinets and drawers especially in the kitchen can help prevent access to sharp objects, household cleaners and medicines. Playpen A playpen is a form of childproofing . It will allow you less child super