Monday, 30 June 2008

Cold Water Wash

Why do you have to have hot water to wash in every morning?

There is nothing like a good wash in cold water to start the day. It may sound rather harsh to suggest this, but its all about trying. Even shaving can be done with cold water.

Just try it, you will find that after the first week you will get so used to it that you won't want to go back to you old habit. Nothing is more refreshing than a cold water wash first thing. It sets your day up.

Not only that, you don't have to wait and run the water until hot water eventually comes through; what a waste of water in the first instance. Secondly of course, the fuel you save not using hot water, event though you may need it for washing kitchen stuff. Every bit counts.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Freewheeling Cars

When driving your car, freewheelling is a good idea, put the gears into neutral when going downhill, it saves fuel.

This is something that is common in Bulgaria and a habit I am now true and firmly into. sometimes there are stretches of 3-4 km where freewheeling can take place.

Its a good feeling knowing that these kilometers are virtually free!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Egg Economy

When thinking about boiling an egg, think how much more energy you use by having it this way? It is more cost effective to either fry or scramble.

If you do decide to boil, consider boiling half a dozen in one go and eat one or two now and the rest cold later or perhaps in a salad. This again would save enormous amounts of energy.

When boiling for a semi soft yolk. Clean the egg thoroughly in cold water. Place the egg in a small milk pan with just enough cold water to cover the egg. Bring the water to the boil and turn the heat off. Wait for one minute before removing. You will have a perfectly cooked semi-soft yolk. If you want is softer, remove immediately the water boils or harder leave for another minute or so.

The reason the egg is cleaned beforehand is so you can make a hot drink with the boiled water after the egg is removed.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Stand-by for Cheaper Electric Bills

When using television, hi-fi, computer etc. Never use the stand-by facility unless for a few minutes. It uses up far more electricity than you think.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Plastic Bottles

Save the 2 or 3 litre plastic bottles and cut them in half using them for mini greenhouses for early lettuce or as a boost for seedling growing.
The bottom half can be used as flower pots is filled with earth and the top half easily sits on the top as an incubator.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Old Clothing

Firstly make sure that the clothing is completly worn out to wear, even too worn for use as clothing for gardening or as extra clothing within the home in the winter when no one can see you.

Depending on the material you can take old shirts remaove and save the buttons, cut it up and use as dishclothes or place mats for plants. Woollen items can be unravelled and the wool used to knit another garment. Old outer garment can be used to wrap round and insulate boilers.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Toilet Paper

When using toilet paper, don't put it down the toilet. Store them in a plastic lined bucket and when full seal and use for starting bonfires or woodburners, ( but not barbeques!).

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Freeze all left over food from mealtimes and store put it in the freezer. It can be used at a later date and helps keep down electric bills by keeping the freezer full.

Shop Safely

Install Shopping Advisor


My Other Blogs

As Featured On Ezine Articles