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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

Awesome Housekeeping Tips Every Mom Should Know

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Image credits to: bandita on Flickr - https://flic.kr/p/4dNKoV Cleaning is never a fun job, but someone has to do it. When your home needs a quick clean, you might think that dusting the floor and wiping the surfaces is enough. It's not. If you spend just a few more minutes on your cleaning routine , you can completely revitalize your household. Your home should be your pride and joy. If you take good care of your home, the results will be rewarding. People tend to think that cleaning has to be a huge hassle. By doing just a little every day, you can stay on top of your cleaning without it impacting your lifestyle. Throw away sponges You use sponges every day when you wash your plates and surfaces. It may shock you to find that your sponges are home to all kinds of bacteria. When you use your sponges for a long period, they become filthy. Wiping a dirty sponge across your kitchen surface, means that you are wiping germs and bacteria onto it. When you are cooking,

Daily housekeeping routine for families with babies

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If you have a newborn baby, you have to start looking after, your priorities will be changed and your household work may become the last thing you want to do. There is a way to cope with both your parenting responsibilities and housekeeping, without sacrificing one of them. Using the baby carrier you can do your household chores and take care of your newborn, without a problem. Use these ideas for creating a successful housekeeping routine. Image credits to: Dave C - https://flic.kr/p/6k7FVk It's good to separate your household work between your family members. Everyone should know their responsibilities and do their part. You can also put a list with the tasks that needs to be done. Most daily housekeeping routines should include making the beds, putting clothes and children's toys on their places, washing the dishes, polishing counter tops, stoves, etc. The garbage should be thrown away in the proper places or moved to be recycled. If you have pet animals, you need

Practical Ways To Keep Your House Odor Free

Who wouldn’t want to live in a fresh smelling house? As much as possible, we take effort in keeping our house clean in order to avoid those disgusting odor that might be due to poor air circulation, left-over food, musty odors from old furniture, wallpaper, carpet, garbage or perhaps stocked up soiled clothes.  These days, there are several deodorizers in the market and you’re seeing them as the fastest possible solution to eradicate the odor. However, bear in mind that these deodorizers aren’t floor cleaners that could just wash away the odor. They tend to mix with the foul ones thus aggravating the horrible smell.  Before spraying any air freshener, see to it to you’ve already emptied your garbage can, thrown away your leftover food and placed all your soiled clothes in your laundry room.

Cleaning 101: How to get rid of Mildews

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Are you also annoyed and troublesome seeing mildews on your clothes, leather bags and belts, shoes, and clothes?  This fungus can stain paper, cloth, leather and could even bring more harm to our health. Mildews accumulate due to dust and moisture from high humidity.  They grew more in darkness and damp places with stagnant air inside the house. In the first five years of my housekeeping and homemaking, I always encounter this problem yet I do not know really how to get rid of them. They keep on coming back after a few weeks. Just as always my mom is ever ready to help and rescue As experienced, molds grow rapidly during wet weather, as much as possible we must try to control the dampness inside our homes.  Here are tips on how I get rid of them Dust regularly. Air circulation and movement is very important to removing moisture. I had exhaust fans installed which I think helped a lot.   I have learned that cool air holds less moisture than warm air, so I agreed in installing air