Friday, December 27, 2013 — Surf detergent, which attacks tough odors for fresher, cleaner clothes, is an affordable detergent that won About.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for best-smelling laundry detergent and was named Product of the Year’s best liquid laundry detergent in 2013 (Survey of 50,180 consumers conducted by TNS).
Sun detergent, on the other hand, has a Triple Clean formula, which cleans, fights stains, and freshens. If you have sensitive skin, you can try Sun Free & Clear, a hypoallergenic detergent, which is free of dyes and perfumes, at a great value.
Lights on and nobody home? Make a household habit of turning lights off and unplugging unused appliances and electronics when you exit a room. Also, consider swapping out your older appliances for newer models that are ENERGY STAR rated. Get more bang for your electric bill buck by improving the insulation of your home. You’ll make the most of your climate control by caulking around doors and windows and sealing up cracks and wall cavities.
In the months ahead, the amount you save on utility bills will go well beyond offsetting the upfront costs.