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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

An Easy Access Tub Helps Your Parents Remain Safe at Home

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Many of us have aging or disabled parents who want to retain their independence. They want to remain in their own familiar homes where they have built their memories. They do not want to move into a small apartment in a retirement center or a single room in a nursing home As their children or grandchildren, though, we notice when they begin to have difficulty with balance and mobility. We worry that could be injured if they fall. A fall in the bathtub is especially worrying, but there are two options. You can install grab bars and purchase a shower bench, or you can install  an  easy access tub   like a walk-in tub. Grab Bars and Shower Benches Grab bars are bolted to the wall, while one end of a shower bench sits outside of the tub and the other end sits inside the tub. The bench has a handrail on each end, a slip resistant seat, and rubber tips on the legs. It may have a depression for a bar of soap. Your parent will sit down on one end, lift his or her legs over the edge