Interest rates are up, electricity is up, petrol is up, food prices are up…. This year we need all the help we can get to save money – especially during winter!
The place to start is at home, and in fact, making your home more eco-friendly will help you save money while doing your part for the environment.
TIPS FOR SAVING ELECTRICITY THIS WINTER
Here are 4 top eco-friendly tips to help you save money this winter…
Tip 1 – Replace and switch off
Replace all light bulbs with LED or long life. Turn off lights, plugs and especially cell phone chargers when not using them. Use multi socket extension leads, but turn them off when you leave for work. Just these few things can reduce your home’s electricity consumption by 15%.
Tip 2 – Invest in a gas stove
A 2 plate gas stove only costs about R400 and is essential during load shedding. It also cooks food faster and saves electricity since the stove and geyser are the two most costly appliances to run.
Tip 3 – Lose 1 degree
Going solar is expensive, so it’s easier to turn your geyser down by 1 degree and switch it off during the middle of the day. This alone can save R100 a week on your electricity bill. Take it further and contact your local municipality to find out about geyser blankets and timer switchers.
Tip 4 – Get a Spindel
Doing laundry in winter is very costly if you are using a tumble dryer, so rather use a Spindel! It’s an innovative laundry dryer that uses spin power, instead of heat, to remove up to 80% of the leftover moisture from clothes in just three minutes. Not only does laundry dry in a fraction of the time, it also uses 100 times less electricity than tumble drying. Spindel is safe for use on all fabrics – including winter woollens and hand washed delicates. It also extracts residual detergent and mineral deposits from fabrics, so laundry dries cleaner and feels better too. Spindel can be used with machine or hand-washed laundry.
So with the winter weather well and truly here (in Cape Town at least!), I think that today’s giveaway will be very popular!
Yes, once again I’m giving away one of my very best favourite finds!!
What I love about my Spindel is that it reduces the drying time of my laundry by at least half, even more!
WIN A SPINDEL
The good news is that I’m giving one lucky Becoming you reader a chance to win a Spindel laundry dryer! Yes enter below to stand a chance of winning a Spindel 6.5kg valued at R2,599 (including free delivery anywhere in SA).
HOW TO ENTER
If you’d like to win an awesome Spindel for your home this winter follow the steps below…
- Sign up to receive Becoming you’s weekly highlights newsletter by completing the form below
- Share this competition on social media for an extra entry. Something like this….
I just entered to win a Spindel laundry dryer on @Becomingyoublog. Win here: http://bit.ly/1Xs17qc
So simple, right? Let’s hope you’re the lucky winner. The competition closes on Monday 30 May and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 31 May. GOOD LUCK!!
For more information visit www.spindel.co.za
Images: Supplied by Spindel