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#Good Ideas: Upgrade Your Life With Easy-To-Follow Advice
Simple tips to make your everyday living better
If you’re looking for a thirst quencher, stock green tea-or fruit-infused water in your refrigerator rather than cans of sugar-sweetened beverages.
To strengthen the nail bed of brittle nails, apply coconut oil every night. During the day, keep the nails shiny and strong by massaging them with petroleum jelly.
Your electronics leach electricity even if they’re turned off when they are plugged in. It’s called ‘phantom load’, which accounts for 20 per cent of your domestic electricity consumption. To check this, simply plug all your appliances in a multi-socket extension block. This will halt the energy drain as long as it is in off mode.
Did you know that floor, table and furniture cleaners are unfriendly to the planet? Switch to greener and healthier natural cleaners. Here is an effective option: Mix one part vinegar, an all-purpose cleaner, and one part water in a spray bottle, and clean your bathtub, commode, sink, stovetops and countertops. It also acts as a natural fabric softener for your clothes. Never use vinegar on marble surfaces.
If your kids use the home computer, place it in a family room rather than the bedroom or den. This way you can supervise its usage without being intrusive.
Collated from articles previously published in Prevention magazine
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