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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 Personalize Your Apartment without going against Your Contract

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For small families who are just starting their life together, living in an apartment is more realistic and budget friendly. If there are any issues like leaky roofs,  you simply have to inform your landlord or landlady and it will get fixed!  However, apartments can be a little hard to personalize. Tenants usually move in their new apartments and see white painted walls and a contract with strict stipulations of “no to repainting or no to putting holes on the walls.” So how can you put some personal touches without spending on permanent fixtures and not going against your contract? For one, carefully chosen furniture can be your focal point for personalizing your tiny apartment. These items can be moved and taken with you when you move out so there is no issue with furniture. Add throw pillows with fancy cases to jazz up your living room area. Go for multi-purpose shelf or book stand which may also double as a desk. You may also use them as dividers to separate your livin