Healthy Home Tips

Follow these simple tips to keep your home and family healthy and happy.

9 Easy Ways to Save Money Around Your Home

At a time when so many families are trying to get the most out of their hard-earned dollar, your friends at FilterQueen® have put together a list of our favorite money-saving tips. These tips are quick and easy, and they will save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.

Cleaning Tips

  • To remove candle wax from tablecloths or from candleholders, place the item in the freezer until the wax freezes, and then peel it off.
  • Boil cinnamon and cloves to freshen the air in your home.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on carpet stains when they occur. Leave on overnight and vacuum.

Save Energy

  • Appliances and electronics drain power from your wall outlet even when they’re not in use. Unplug these devices when you are not using them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off, cutting the “phantom” energy use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85% of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs when your older incandescent bulbs burn out. Replacing a regular light bulb with an approved compact fluorescent light will save you $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.

Be Conservative About Spending

  • Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Bottled water is expensive, and it generates a great deal of waste.
  • Utilize your local library to check out new music, books, and DVDs.
  • Eat in more frequently. Eating out adds up quickly, and the food is often packed with calories and fat.