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It’s time to wrap up warm and get that extra pair of socks on as the ‘Big Freeze’ is set to hit the UK this week! Predicted to be the coldest February in 5 years, temperatures are said to drop as low as -15˚C in certain areas!
January isn’t all doom and gloom, but it is a time where people aim to save on costs and lower their spending. But, before you decide not to buy that pair of shoes or cut down on wine and cheese nights, you can start by saving money in your home!
While you’re out at work earning money to keep your appliances ticking along, they could be eating up all the energy in your home! According to The Energy Saving Trust, an average household will spend £80 a year on powering appliances that are left on standby and not in use – scary stuff!
What do you buy for that person who has everything? Or that person who has very particular tastes. Or even that person you don’t know too well, like your brother’s new girlfriend or the co-worker that always insists on buying you something. Don’t panic, don’t stress, we’ve got Christmas gift ideas for them all.
What do you do if your appliance doesn’t suit your decor? It’d be a shame to blow your hard earned money on brand new appliances if your old ones are working perfectly well. Luckily there are a whole host of low cost ways to make boring appliances look amazing without having to replace them!
Hands up all those who don’t like to save money. Nobody? Well, in that case, you’re going to want to stick around! We’ve got you savvy savers covered, with some simple changes around the home (40 to be exact) that’ll boost your finances by decreasing your energy usage.
There are two ways to be richer. You can make more money by badgering your boss for a promotion or selling your old DVDs on eBay. But if your finances are still stretched there’s no option but to face up to the dreaded alternative – save money by cutting back.
It’s night time. You’re tucked up in bed. It’s dark, quiet and peaceful. But unbeknownst to you vampire power is draining energy from all around your home. Sounds spooky!
Actually… it’s less exciting than it sounds. Vampire power is just a more interesting term for the power being used by your appliances when they are left on standby. And it’s not garlic or a wooden stake which will ward off this vampire, just some good habits to minimise your energy use.