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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 better secure your back garden

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Most criminals are opportunists who will take advantage of any gaps in your home and business security. If your property looks secure they will in most cases move on to somewhere that looks more promising. A left open back gate, or bathroom window can be an invitation for someone to chance their luck. Back gardens are a common point of entry for many criminals. They often have unsecured access and can open out onto back lanes, shared passageways or open ground. They can provide quick escape routes for criminals as well as cover and shelter. So, it stands to reason that if you have a  garden security you go a long way towards securing your property overall. What can you do to help reduce the risk of crime occurring via your back garden? Motion Sensitive Lights One of the easiest ways to be alerted to the presence of an intruder in your garden is to install motion sensitive lights. These are lights that are connected to a motion detector and contain small ‘electronic eyes’ that