Use refill packs for household cleaners such as laundry soap, bathroom cleaners, multi-surface cleaners, air fresheners or cotton swab. Refilling saves much of the plastic packaging and is therefore environmentally friendly and economical.
Home appliances in standby mode use energy. In this energy-saving mode, home appliances use up to 10% of electricity of the average household. To reduce wasteful costs turn off completely! There is always a risk of fire from devices in standby mode.
Kitchen appliances with calcium build-ups consume more energy. Remove calcium deposits regularly to reduce unnecessary energy consumption. Use distilled water for home appliance as steam irons to prevent calcium build-up.
Modern soaps or detergents are very effective. 30-40 ° C for washing colored items is enough. If you reduce the washing temperature from 60 ° C to 40 ° C for laundry, you can save up to 50% energy.
Water running is expensive for an average family. While brushing your teeth or shaving, do not leave your water running. In only one minute you just waste 4 gallons of water that simply disappear in the drain. Turn your water off unless you are using it and rinse using a glass of water. You can save 40 dollars per year for each person. Need hot water? Use the cold water that comes through before a tap runs hot, to water plants or wash fruit and vegetables.
Energy saving light bulbs serve up to 10,000 hours and use up to 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. A 100-W. incandescent light bulb can be replaced with 20-W energy saving light bulb. Ten energy saving light bulbs could save you more than $50 per year in energy costs.
An old toothbrush acts as a small scrub brush for dirt removal. Dirt and soil from potatoes, carrots, and beets can be easily scrubbed with it.
Drop vinegar or lemon juice on the old toothbrush and scrub calcium build-up in hardly reachable areas.
You can brush dust from the computer keyboard with the help of a toothbrush. Use a toothbrush gently to scrub away any build-up on and under the keys. Dry with a cloth.
With your old toothbrush you can clean small areas in the bathroom, where you can not reach with the cloth, such as behind the faucet, round drain filters or spaces between tiles.