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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

3 Budget Saving Tips on Entertaining at Home

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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 parti es 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, y

Entertaining guests in a condominium

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High rise dwellings have limited space but it will not be a reason to hinder to live the life you want. Your hospitality doesn’t have to end once you move into a condominium.   You can still host a gathering in your unit. However, it is important to inform your neighbors and condo administrator days ahead about it so they won’t be surprised by the sudden onslaught of your guests. Make also a list of the names of your expected guest and submit it to the administrator so the guard on duty may confirm the visitors name on the list before they enter the premises to ensure safety for you and the other residents as well, as we are all aware of - thieves and other bad elements take advantage of sneaking in private residences especially when big gatherings are held in the premises. Talk to the condo administrator about the parking space options. Likewise you also have to talk to your guests and inform them of the restrictions and rules of the place you live in. For small gat