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Cut Your Household Bills – Today!

Cut Your Household Bills – Today!

The saying “look after the pennies and the pounds (or dollars!) will look after themselves”, is never more true than when trying to cut the cost of monthly household bills. Little savings here and there will build up, to make a dramatic impact on your budget.

 

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When you actually take the time to check how much money you have going out of your account on a monthly basis, it can be quite a shock. Thankfully there are ways you can make savings and this article aims to highlight areas where big savings can be made. Your bank account will thank you for it and you will have more disposable cash.

 

Utility bills

Often it’s tempting to stay with the same supplier for years and years, as it’s too much hassle to swap – right? Actually it is really easy to change utility provider, as the process is completed for you by your new supplier. After all, it is still the same gas or electric, through the same pipes and cabling, just a different provider!

 

It is worth doing an electricity comparison or a gas comparison to see which providers offer the best deals. It maybe cheaper to go with a provider that supplies gas and electricity dually. It is unfortunate that providers don’t seem to reward loyalty, in fact your bills can rise steeply over time, so it’s best to swap utility providers frequently and do regular comparison searches.

Mobile phone

There is huge competition between mobile phone providers, all wanting the largest customer base. It is worth haggling with providers to reduce costs. Try to negotiate the cost of your tariff at renewal time, by quoting the prices other providers are offering. They may not agree to it straight away, so be prepared to negotiate over a few phone calls. Your current provider will want to keep you as a customer, so you should be able to get a good deal.

 

Look at the tariff you’re on and see if it’s still suitable for your usage. You could save a lot of money by going PAYG (pay as you go) once your contract has ended and keeping your old phone.

 

Reduce your food bill

Everyone loves the brands they use, which is a reflection of the clever advertising techniques that major brands adopt. However surveys and comparison research have shown that there is little difference between branded foods and the shops own. Occasionally it has been found that the food is exactly the same, made in the same factory, but with different packaging! Try switching to shops own products, menu plan and you will soon notice a huge difference in your shopping bill.

 

The place you shop can also be unnecessarily costing you money. If you like branded foods, one supermarket may charge more for exactly the same product, than the supermarket round the corner. Supermarkets brand themselves as premium or budget and price their products accordingly, even if the product is exactly the same. Change your shopping habits and save lots of money in the process.

 

There are many other ways of saving money, this is just a small snapshot. Just think of all the extra cash you will have left over to spend on leisure, new kitchen or to save for that dream holiday!

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Is Your Kitchen Encouraging A Healthy Lifestyle?

Is Your Kitchen Encouraging A Healthy Lifestyle?

When you are thinking about how your kitchen is designed, you may or may not find that it is conducive to your goal to be healthy. We all want to be as healthy as possible, and ensuring your kitchen is falling in line with that goal might prove to be essential. There are a number of ways in which your kitchen can help or hinder you attempt to be healthy, so it is worth looking at it in as much detail as possible. Without further ado, let’s look at what you can do to make your kitchen help you be healthier.

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The Fruit Bowl

There is psychological research which claims to have found that if you have fruit on display you are more likely to eat more of it. Clearly, eating fruit is always good for you, so finding a prominent place for your fruit bowl is probably going to be a good idea. When your fruit bowl is in a clear spot, you will find yourself eating more fruit and there is no doubt that that will be beneficial for your health. You might even choose to have a veg bowl on display for those vegetables which can survive outside of the refrigerator. Try this and see – you might be surprised at what a difference it makes, and how quickly it makes it.

The Refrigerator

Speaking of the refrigerator, this too will need some attention if you really want to make your kitchen as health-conscious as possible. There is actually much to be said for the choice of refrigerator, and if you are stocking up a new kitchen or revamping an old one, it’s worth spending a little time finding the right one. Good quality sub zero refrigerators are designed so as to avoid cross-contamination. This in turn will mean that your vegetables and so on are much healthier to eat, contain less additional matter, and will also taste much better. Of course, you should endeavor to have sub zero refrigerator repair carried out regularly, so that it remains in the same condition and continues to be useful for this purpose.

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The Atmosphere

If you can work towards an atmosphere which is happy, healthy and joyful, then it is likely that this will make a difference to how you feel about food in general. Attitude is everything: as long as you feel the right way, you will find that it is extremely easy to take the steps that you should be taking. Getting the atmosphere right can be tricky, of course, and it can take some time to perfect it, but it is worth spending that tie doing so, as it will profoundly alter the way that you approach the entire subject. A renovation is a great opportunity to get started on this, but you can do it at any time.

With the above taken care of, your kitchen is much more likely to help rather than hinder your progress towards a healthier you.

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