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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

Small Compost Ideas for the City Dwellers

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Living in the concrete jungle should not stop you from going green and caring for the environment. There is so many ways for us to conserve and live a greener life even if we are surrounded with buildings and concrete everywhere. Composting is a method used by garderners to accelerate the decay of organic matter and it turns into rich humus which can be used to enrich garden soil. Composting can be achieved using usual waste matters we have at home. “Brown” waste are those that are considered dry such as paper scraps, twigs, dried leaves and other woody matter. “Green” waste on the other hand, are those that are somewhat watery and rich in nitrogen such as food scraps, coffee grounds, vegetable peeling and others. A well balanced green and brown waste matter will make the perfect compost, not smelly, faster decaying process and rich dark damp matter. How can you achieve this when you are in the city? These days, composting bins are available at different sizes so you can easi