May 22, 2019
COUPONS! COUPONS! COUPONS!
Think prices can't get any cheaper than they already are at your local dollar store? Wrong....
Dollar stores accept print coupons, and some even offer digital coupons which can be accessed from your phone right in the store to save more.
Even better: if you are lucky enough to come across a manufacturer coupon AND a store coupon for the same item (Dollar General and Family Dollar both let you combine them for double savings).
Be smart: Always be on the lookout for coupons that are equal to or greater than the value of a product since you can usually get it for free.
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Hint 1: Reverse your ceiling fan
Most ceiling fans have a switch to reverse the direction.
It might not be obvious, but run your hand along the fan's main body and you should be able to find it. From your point of view looking up at it, you want the fan to run counter clockwise at a higher speed during the summer. This forces room air down towards you and creates the cool wind feeling.
When you run it clockwise at a low speed, it pulls the air in reverse, drawing the room air up to the ceiling, cycling air near the ceiling back down, and pushing air towards the walls. Since heat rises, this means warm air near your ceiling is moved back into the main part of the room.
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Hint 2: Wash on cold rather than hot or warm water
This makes a big difference, and most modern washers do an equally fine job of getting clothes spic and span in cold. Likewise, try to hang dry items when you can—skipping the tumble dryer can nix around 60% of energy used on laundry.
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'Go Green' Hint: Cut down on all water use
Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth; only wash full loads of laundry (in cold water—it saves energy).
Start to drink tap water instead of bottled.
Try washing dishes by hand a few days a week.
Scrape rather than rinse dishes before loading into the dishwasher.
Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge as opposed to letting the faucet run until it’s cold.