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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

Rubbish Clearance The Ecologically Friendly Way With Clearabee

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Very few of us are aware of the rubbish that we throw away on a daily basis. The plight of the eco-warrior remains unheralded even after the glaring effects of climatic changes around the world continue to warn us. In his documentary, “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio travels around the world documenting the effects of our careless waste disposal methods among other things that impacting global change. The documentary was a depiction of the dishonorable manner in which we are crippling the continent. Responsible rubbish disposal and minimizing the amount of waste you throw away may seem like an overwhelming task; until you get an idea of how much you contribute to the waste problem. A survey done in a suburb in North London found that residents in the neighborhood throw away at least 5 times their weight each year. If you think about it, you probably are doing the same numbers or probably go beyond this. Even though it was alarming for the residents to learn about their rub

Save the Planet, Recycle Your Washing Machine

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Recycling can be seen as your old washer's final spin cycle. It may finally emerge as a designer lampshade, a new car or a barbeque grill. Here’s how to recycle your washing machine Breathe Life Into Your Old Washing Machine Nowadays, it's possible to recycle most old and outdated household appliances that we plan to get rid of. Recycling does not only mean dismantling at a recycling centre; you can donate working appliances or sell them to scrap yards without having to chuck it in a landfill. Did you know that washing machines have up to 65% steel, in addition to electrical components and other materials? The recyclable steel, other metals, and selected components of your old washer can be made into new products. If nothing else, your washing machine drum can be turned into a flower pot with some potting soil and your favourite plants. A modernist lampshade is another swell idea! There are many scrap metal dealers whom you can contact over the internet. A scrap metal recycl

The Green Project – Planting for fresh air and greener environment

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Among my two sons, my eldest son JM has the green thumb.   He is the one helping me work with my mini-garden planting different sorts of foliage, such as herbs, ornamental plants and trees. JM and I are more interested with plants that could repel mosquitos as Dengue disease has become more rampant these days. We can save a lot if we will just surround our home with these natural anti-mosquito plants instead of using chemicals which may also harm the family’s health. We also have herbs planted in pots that I use in cooking, ornamental plants and trees that could bring luck and fruit bearing trees. Aside from giving a greener environment that soothes tired eyes, these plants gives breathable fresh air especially when the whole family sits and chat in our garden set at our backyard during weekends.  Recently, my sister gave us a cypress tree. JM transplanted it on a pot trying to make a bonsai, lol. My youngest son Yahmir is the one responsible in watering the plants t