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Plug your home's leaks Weather-strip, seal, and caulk leaky doors and windows and install foam gaskets behind outlet covers. (Save: up to 2 percent power)
Energy Conservation Tip
Check your furnace or air conditioner filter each month. Dirty filters block air flow through your heating and cooling systems, increasing energy use.
Energy Efficient
Turn off everything not in use: lights, TVs, computers, etc.
Drip saucers
Aluminium trays from pies and cakes make ideal 'drip saucers' to put under pot plants.
Buy remanufactured ink and toner cartridges
Each remanufactured cartridge keeps approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills and saves about a half gallon of oil.
Sketch Pen
To get a dry sketch pen working again, pour three or four drops of hot water into the sponge tube inside and wait a while.
Starch Water
Do not throw away Starch water strained from boiled rice. Use either to starch your dupattas and other clothes, as also to knead dough, in soups, or to make more rice.
Battaries
To charge a used pencil battery, place its negative end near a candle flame and warm for five minutes. The battery will be as good new.
Rice
Dehydrate leftover rice in an oven or sundry, till brittle. Puff up some by deep frying as required, add to soups as rice crispies.
Chillies
Do not throw away unused chillies in vinegar while making a chinese course. Blend, bottle and use to spice up soups, rices, etc.
Almond Peels
Do not throw away almond peels. Sun dry and drygrind fine. Mix with gramflour, curd and use as a face wash.
Bath Soap Pieces
Collect tiny leftover pieces of bath soap. When sufficient quantity is collected, boil in a little water. Stir often, allowing all the bits to melt and form a thick solution. Cool, bottle and use as cleaning liquid.
Old Toothbrushes
Save old toothbrushes for quick cleaning of those corner and grooves which are difficult to clean with larger brushes. eg. combs,bottles, bathroom corners, tile joints, engraving on metals, etc.
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