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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 Clean Those Hard to Reach Places in the Kitchen

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Good hygiene in the kitchen can prevent the spread of infections and germs. Did you know that men are the worst offenders when it comes to basic hygiene? The Hygiene Council found that many people are not washing their hands before they prepare food, and almost 25% of the population handles food after touching their pets, without disinfecting first. The figures are startling but as homeowners, we can make a difference in our home. It is our responsibility and the first point of call is the kitchen. We can have a nice, clean cooking area with some simple techniques and tips. But what about the hard to reach places? There are several nooks and crannies in the kitchen where dirt can congregate. However, read on to find out how to combat those difficult hotspots.      Tough Spot 1: The oven The oven can amass a lot of grime over time and it can prove difficult to clean thoroughly. Food waste can accumulate right at the back, as well as on the upper top surface. Y