25 Ways to Save Money

The Consumer Reports Magazine recently published a list of 25 simple ways to save money.  Some entail changing certain parts / appliances but the savings in the long run do justify the short term costs.  Here are some tips which I plan to implement soon:

  1. Clean the coils behind or underneath your refrigerator with a tapered appliance brush to keep it running efficiently.
  2. Put your PC to sleep :  use the hibernate feature on your computer.
  3. Plug electronics into a power strip so that you can turn them all off at once.  If available,  get a powerstrip with individual switches so that you can conserve power consumption.
  4. Keep car tires properly inflated. A slightly flat tire results in greater drag and lessens fuel efficiency.
  5. Weather-strip old windows and doors. It’s the surest way to close the gaps around openings, reducing heating and cooling costs by 15 to 30 percent.
  6. Install a high-efficiency showerhead. It will reduce hot water use by up to 50 percent.
  7. Upgrade to a low-flow toilet and save 4,000 gallons per year.
  8. Add insulation as this can cut cooling bills by at 10 percent,  particularly useful during the hot summer months.

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

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One Response

  1. Hi sis! n@wie here. Wow! I didn’t know that a flat tire can lessen fuel efficiency. Thanks for the tip! Btw, I added you to my blog roll if you don’t mind. If you could please link me up! Thanks =)

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