Everyday household tips save money and the environment

(NC)—Saving your money can be a tough thing to do, especially when you catch a 50 per cent off sale at your favourite clothing store. Luckily, there are tips you can try at home that are easy on the wallet, helping you save for those more important purchases.

Tip # 1

Ensure you are using the right detergent for your washer. Newer high-efficiency washers use detergents that are specially formulated to work in less water making it better for the environment. This will help reduce your energy consumption and help save you money in the long run. If you are looking to buy a new washer and dryer make sure you take advantage of any government rebates.

Tip # 2

Try washing your clothes in cold water. By changing your washer settings from hot to cold, you will not only reduce your energy consumption, saving you money, but you'll also help keep your brights looking bright! Try using Arm & HammerColdwater Liquid laundry detergent. It's affordable and works to remove tough stains in cold water.

Tip # 3

Give your dryer a break! If it's a sunny day, save on energy costs by using a clothesline or if it's rainy, set-up a drying rack in the laundry room.

Tip # 4

Instead of buying expensive cleaners, try using Arm & HammerBaking Soda. It is natural and is an all-purpose cleaner that can be used throughout the house—saving you money and is better for the environment. It will remove pesky stains from your sink and remove stuck on food on your pots and pans. Simply, add baking soda to dish detergent and warm water and let it soak. To get rid of everyday household odours try sprinkling baking soda in your garbage or green bins, it will absorb odours instead of just masking them.

For more information on Arm & HammerColdwater Liquid laundry detergent and other budget friendly products visit, www.armandhammer.ca


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