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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

Ways to Teach Kids Independence

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photo from the web When is the first time you heard your kid saying “Mommy look I can do it!” Mixed feelings of excitement and happiness engulf us seeing our young ones can slowly be independent. We must not forget to complement and praise their foremost accomplishment to encourage them to be self-reliant.  However, we must also see to it that we do not push them too hard and we must set limitations as well. Here are some ways on how to teach kids independence Allow them to play on their own and teach them how to tidy up their toys afterwards. Make sure that the toys we give them are suited for their age, so they can play alone at times. Simply coach them how to put on their own shoes, or tie the lace unaided. Allow them to pick their choice of clothes to wear and let them dress themselves. Teach them simple house chores like making up their own bed, dusting, setting up the table and washing the dishes Allow them to commit minor mistakes, they will learn from it, let them