Drying Laundry in Wet Weather

After a week or more of rain is the laundry piling up? Don’t have a dryer? Or want to save electricity? Perhaps you live in a small apartment? Let’s look at some options. Maybe you’re a rental tenant like me, and have limited options? I actually hate using dryers; I hate the way they put…

Refrigerator Hygiene & Efficiency

When groceries and power bills are getting more expensive, it makes sense to try and preserve food for as long as possible and make sure our fridges are working efficiently. Believe it or not there is a right and a wrong way in terms of fridge shelf hierarchy. So let’s start with a run down…

Organising laundry on wet days

As a companion to my other article Drying Laundry In Wet Weather, this article is full of links to some great products and ideas for getting your laundry dry on continuous wet days. Most of which are available either from Australian retailers or online stores.  While I’ve only personally tried or viewed a couple of…

Revenge on the sock thief

It’s one of the most common cries from the laundry “why is there always an odd sock?” Is there really a sock thief in the washing machine? Is there a way to finally outsmart this laundry creature with a fetish for breaking up perfect pairs? Silly things can often be the most perplexing and also the…

Speed up your cleaning

  It’s usually a major surprise to clients that once the clutter is removed and order returned, cleaning becomes less of a chore and usually done faster once maintained regularly. 6 key reasons why regular cleaning is important: 1) Dusting: good for maintaining health, especially those who suffer asthma or respiratory problems. It helps treasured…

Recycling ideas for plastic bags

  I came across this fantastic article on SuperCouponLady.com with 25 Brilliant Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags. Of course the trick is not to accumulate them in the first place, but there will always be a time when you don’t have your other reusable bags with you, and if you’ve run out of bins to…

How to maintain fridge coils

Again, we are looking at how to maintain your fridge for top performance and how to save on your power bills. While these days it’s rare to come across fridges with externally exposed coils, occasionally there are some dinosaurs out there still going strong, which is probably due to an odd bit of maintenance which…

Green eco-friendly fridge and freezer tips

The information in this video could help you save your power bill and much more! Danny Seo an Environmental Lifestyle expert with Epicurious features on a You Tube video entitled “Green Kitchen: Maximizing Your Fridge & Freezer.” Danny explains why it is important to maintain fridge seals and offers simple tips for making your refrigerator and…

Where do socks go?

Why is it that an ‘even’ amount of socks go into the washing machine, but an ‘odd’ amount of socks  comes back out again? If you really want to know where your socks disappear to, maybe you should check out an advert that was run by Orange Telecom which has found it’s way to YouTube. Very cute, very…