“Every little helps”

information signs cartoonWith horrendous bills looming for fuel, food and just about everything, top topic of conversation this winter will be how to save money.

For what it’s worth, these are some of the things that ave caught my attention: and possibly might help.

Dish the Tumble Drier

These run away with the costs.  If you have an attic or store, you might find an old-fashioned clothes horse airer hidden up there – now is the time to bring it down and use it. Or buy a folding metal one; the cheapest I found is a Dunelm model at £12, and dry clothes on that.

Turn off the water in the shower whilst you soap yourself, and just run the shower enough to rinse off soap etc.  Standing under a wsrm stream eats up fuel and water..

  • Don’t leave gadgets on standby., especially older ones.
  • Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they’re full,
  • wash clothes at 30°C where possible (unless you’re washing really soiled clothes) .
  • Defrost food in your fridge to help cool the fridge temperature down
  • cool hot food before you put it into the fridge or freezer.
  • Only boil as much water in the kettle as you need.
  • Clean your fridge’s filter to keep it running efficiently.

Swop the car for an electric trike