Showing posts from July, 2023

  Concerned about your electricity bill? It is not an issue where you need to feel completely helpless. There are many things you can do to lower your electricity bill on a monthly basis. Here are six ideas to look into. 1. Unplug Appliances That Are Not in Use Many people do not realize this, but appliances of all sizes continue using energy as long as they are plugged in, even when they are turned off. To stop this from happening, simply be vigilant about unplugging all the appliances you possibly can when they are not in use. This includes everything from lamps and stereos, to blenders and toasters. 2. Use a Power Bar and Switch It Off at Night If you are not yet ready to unplug each and every appliance you use when you are not using it, hook as many as possible up to one power bar at each plug or in each room. This way, you can easily switch it off at night-time. Do this regularly in order to notice changes in your electricity bill.

  The last barbecue of the year is a tempting one to leave as is, but you are risking severe annoyance come your first barbecue in Spring, and more importantly you will shorten the life of your beloved grilling machine.  Life will be much easier if the dirt is loosened before scrubbing. A quick way to achieve this is to scrub at the end of a cookout when the charcoal bbq is still warm, and the grime hasn t had time to cake on yet. If you are still entertaining and don t fancy it, or just forget, then there are still options available. For lidded barbecues, a neat way of softening up dirt is to place a water-soaked newspaper or equivalent inside and use a gentle heat again for 30 minutes or so. This will basically steam clean the entire inside, and you will laugh as you gently wipe the dirt afterwards. Obviously this is easy for gas models, but if you have charcoal try using a few small pieces of wood or other easily combustible material to get some heat going, or ju