Home tips

Here are a couple of quick tips to save money at home: 

  1. If you don’t have it in your budget to upgrade to a low-flow or dual–flush toilet, put a brick or sand-filled 2-liter bottle in your toilet tank. These will take up volume and help you save water every time you flush!
  2. Turn down the temperature on your hot-water heater by at least 2 degrees and wrap your unit in a blanket.
  3. Replace your burned-out incandescent light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs. Simply swapping out the most commonly used incandescent bulbs in your home can save you $60 to $100 a year.  Don’t use the curly bulbs in your barn, they collect cobwebs which are fire hazards.

About A Cain

I am originally from New York State and moved to Pennsylvania for college and graduate school. My husband and I later lived in California and West Virginia, and then we were transferred to North Carolina. I learned to ride as an adult, in North Carolina. I have two horses now: one wild-and-wooly teenager who is learning from me, and one former race horse that has turned into a school master for me. They are both pretty sensible and great on trails, so we go everywhere. They live with me on my own North Carolina mini farm. I love to sit on my deck in the evening and watch them graze.
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