One thing we try to make sure we practice in our family is prudence. I believe that as we are given stewardship to things, we are to be responsible in h. An offshoot probably of my ever frugal mom’s influence on me. But I fall short still if one will strictly scrutinize. Prudence makes perfect sense. Why spend more than we ought and why keep things that we don’t use? Even if one has a lot of money to spend, it is plain wastage and irresponsible to not care. Because even if the cost does not hurt your pocket, the bigger picture of the consumption in the large scale costs energy from the source and mother nature herself .
I have mentioned this in previous posts but here are few of the things that we do to save:
- Whenever we buy anything for ourselves, we give away one or two things away of our old stuff. In this day and age of consumerism, it is easy to be eaten up and find ourselves hoarding things we do not really make use of. Our son is so used to this that it is almost natural for him to pick things from his stash when he gets anything new.
- Using LED bulbs. All 4 lamps that we have at home are fixed with 1watt LED bulb each. Our front porch light, 2watts, each bulb in our dining room chandelier, 2watts. Upstairs T & B, 4watts, etc. Because we get to save a lot on electricity costs out of using these, our bill doesn’t go sky-high when summer months come. Why pay more than you should?
The most we paid when summer was at its peak was P2,124.56
- We have been using an automatic airconditioner timer since we bought our first unit. We set it on an initial 30 minute-ON, then a cycle of 30minute-OFF and 15 minute-ON on repeat until around 3 in the morning. This brings us a total of, just give or take 3 hours total of airconditioner usage throughout the night. Even with the fan still on the whole time, the consumption is still kept to a minimum.
- We use Inverter appliances. A fridge and an Electrolux Split type airconditioner. I never knew the value of inverter appliances until my mom mentioned that during days we were on vacation, our energy consumption will be at most, 1kwh, sometimes zero per day, even with the fridge left on.
My leaning towards good stewardship draws me towards Electrolux’s bend on helping mothers like me find smarter and more efficient ways to do things.
Delightful-E Simple to Save
Doing the laundry is seen as a daunting task by most moms. It can be both time-consuming and costly especially if you don’t have the right laundry partner to help you out. “Electrolux understands that every peso and second counts,” said Andrea Pionilla, Marketing Manager of Electrolux Philippines. “This is the reason behind Delightful-E Simple. We want to help moms save not just money but also their precious time by making their everyday tasks delightfully simple and easy.”
Your daily savings may seem small but when added in a year may give you just enough funds for a brand new smartphone. To keep you motivated on your savings journey, Electrolux developed the Savings Calculator. This easy-to-use Facebook app was designed to help you track your laundry expenses and savings. Know how much you can save when you choose smarter ways to take care of your laundry with the Electrolux Savings Calculator.
My Dream Washer – Electrolux Front Load Time Manager
Savings Calculator Facebook Contest
To help you start your laundry savings, Electrolux is giving away the perfect laundry partner to four lucky users. Four Electrolux washing machines are up for grabs.
- “Like” the Electrolux Little White Book Facebook page
- Calculate your laundry savings using the Savings Calculator
- Hit the share button found in the result page
- In the caption, tell us what you plan to buy using your laundry savings, include the hashtags #DelightfulE and #SimpleToSave and post it on your Facebook page. The contest will run from August 11 to September 15, 2014.
Delightful-E Simple to Share
Electrolux’s annual clothes donation drive is back with a twist. This year, Electrolux will continue to collect and wash your donated pre-loved clothes, but will add a personal touch to the advocacy. From simply collecting pre-loved clothes for calamity-stricken survivors, Electrolux, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga’s Trese, will add extra warmth by transforming unusable donated clothes into quilts for new born babies from orphanages and other communities.
Quilts are traditionally made to preserve a story told by each piece of fabric sewn to form it. In Delightful-E Simple to Share, these quilts will document a story of underprivileged moms helping new-borns in need. This new twist to Electrolux’s advocacy aims to show that sharing goes beyond donating clothes.
Simple to Share Instagram & Twitter Contest
As we quickly approach the season of giving, Electrolux challenges you to give a bit more of yourself to those in need. Share a special piece of clothing that is close to your heart. Join the Simple to Share Instagram & Twitter Contest for a chance to win one of the four twin tub washing machines from Electrolux and Breeze laundry detergent gift packs.
Follow these three easy steps to join:
- Take a photo of a special piece of clothing that you are willing to donate
- Say why it’s special to you and why you wish to donate it
- Use the hashtags #DelightfulE and #SimpleToShare and tag @ElectroluxPH.
The #SimpletoShare Contest will run from August 1 to September 30, 2014.
To know more about Electrolux Delightful-E Simple, visit www.facebook.com/thelittlewhitebook or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram.