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Jumpstart Your Day: 6 Must-Dos that Can Help You Save Money

Take note of these easy tips that can have long-term benefits

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

Whether you've just moved into your new home or completed a renovation project, the next step would be to think of ways on how to maintain your space and save on costs. Consider these must-dos that you can easily follow:

Hang a clothesline

To save on electricity, you may choose to not use the dryer. If you have an extra outdoor space where you can hang clothes to dry, maximize it! Use a sturdy rope, clothespins, and hangers. 

Check for leaks and clogged drains

Make it a point to check faucets for leaks, clogged drains in the bathroom, and busted pipes to cut down your monthly water bill. Be mindful of how you use water at home, too! 

Choose LEDs and CFLs for your space

LED lights are said to help cut power consumption by as much as 70 to 80 percent. Don't forget to replace old incandescent bulbs with LEDs or CFLs as these are more eco-friendly options. You can also maximize natural light during daytime—open windows and choose sheer white curtains.

Choose energy-efficient appliances

Be mindful of the appliances and gadgets that you add to your space. When you visit appliance stores nowadays, they usually display the estimated energy consumption of each. Many products in the market today also have inverter technology—giving you more choices. Do your research to see which will fit your needs best. Consider its quality and features before finalizing your purchase. 

Maintain a garden

If you have a sprawling space outside your home, you may plant trees that can shade your home from the sun during summer. It can also add a breezy and relaxing touch to your place.

Even if you live in a condo, you can still enjoy the benefits of a green corner. Start a mini garden where you can keep herbs and succulents. These plants are easy-to-care for and have tons of advantages too! Herbs can be used as cooking ingredients while both must-haves can serve as decor pieces at home.

Follow a home maintenance checklist

Keep your home in tip-top shape by following a home maintenance list. Schedule your must-dos: weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Doing this will make it easier for you to track repairs and items that need to be changed as soon as possible. It will be a bonus if you can also learn a few DIY repair hacks.

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