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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

Easy Puppy Proofing Tips to Use in Your Home

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When you’ve got a new puppy to bring home, you might find yourself at lost on how you can puppy proof your home and ensure your new pup’s safety. It is basically like bringing a new baby home, what can harm your baby will surely harm your puppy too. Here’s a few tips to help you start up your puppy proofing project at home. Start with clearing and keeping your household cleaning products including those toxic substances away from your puppy’s reach. Like toddlers, puppies tend to be curious and they want to try, feel and taste anything. Tall cabinets or top shelves are ideal places for keeping toxic items such as insecticides, detergents, rat poison and other cleaning products. Watch out for electrical cords and other choking hazards – keep them out of your chewers, if you can’t raise them, get a rug that you can place over these electrical wires and chords. Also beware of indoor plants. Some plants can be harmful to animals when ingested so find out which should be remo

Condo Living with a Dog

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A dog is a good companion, it is proven to be one of the best human stress reliever, but how about owning a dog a in high rise living? The answer is yes, it is possible to keep a dog or other pets even if you’re staying in a condominium as long as there is no “no-pet policy” enforced in the place. Some condominiums are strict in implementing the no-pet directive but there are those which allows one dog per unit rule and serve a designated place also in the building where pets can play. Therefore, if you plan to rent or buy a condo unit check out on their pet policy first for you to be able to keep your dog with you. The size of the dog and the space is not really a problem. A dog can easily adapt to condo living as long as you bring up and trained your dog properly. Poodle, English Bulldog, Dachshund, Chihuahua, Charles Spaniel, Shih Tzu, Pug among others are suggested good dog companions for condo living. Their typically good natured traits and intelligence make the

How to Share the Responsibility of a Family Pet

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As soon as your kids are old enough to speak, they may have started asking you for a family pet. A dog or cat can make your family more complete, teaching responsibility and compassion while serving as a beloved playmate for children. Yet to make the most out of this new member of the family, you'll want to be sure that everyone goes into this with the right expectations. Adding a pet to the family is a big time commitment, and if you're not careful you'll bear the brunt of the feeding and walking on your own. Take this opportunity to teach your children a lesson about responsibility for another living being, by divvying up the chores in advance. Consider the finances One of the sometimes overlooked responsibilities of owning a pet is the cost and who will pay for them. Believe it or not some pet owners don't consider how much a dog can cost and I would personally recommend you budget exactly how much a pet will cost you each month. If your pet is shared res

Rabbits as Indoor Companion Animals

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Rabbits just like dogs and cats are one of the best indoor companion animals. They can be house trained and if given the proper attention and care can live as long as 10 years or more especially when they live in an indoor rabbit hutch. They hardly make any noise, they only mumble and thump their back paws on the floor when scared. They are the perfect pet for apartment dwellers as they are silent animals.