More energy saving tips

Another little update on the Saving Money at Home posts. This one highlighting the use of enrgy saving CFL light bulbs, which last longer and are cheaper to run than normal incandescent light bulbs.

Back in December I wrote about some energy saving ideas in my post “Easy Money Saving Tips for the Home“.

That article spoke about how you could cut down on electricity usage by changing a couple of the things you do/use at home.

One of those tips was to use “energy saving bulbs“. These bulbs tend to be a tad more expensive to buy than normal light bulbs, but they’re better in the long run because they last longer, and use about 20% of the electricity to produce the same amount of light.

The CFL bulbs even look quite stylish, but either way, I fully recommend you go out and buy a few. I recommend getting the day/night cfl lightbulbs which can really come in handy for lights coming on automatically in your garden…

Proudly South African

Proudly South African goods are not necessarily cheaper, but they’re made in South Africa. And we all know South Africans make the best products. Right?

The Proudly SA Logo is easily recognised in South AfricaLiving in South Africa, I’m sure you’ve seen the Proudly South African logo. Definitely one of the easiest to recognise logos in the country.

And, believe it or not, I actually look out for it when I go shopping. It just feels right knowing that you are supporting your own country when you spend your money. Of course, within reason. I’m not about to pay a lot more money for something that I can get a lot cheaper, even if it WAS imported from China.

Anyway, it looks like they might be struggling with a lack of financing, according to Fin24. They claim that they’re not, which I hope is true:

Proudly SA chief executive officer Manana Moroka, said she was confident they understood the context of the briefing and viewed the initiative as part of an ongoing process to serve their interests.

“Many members, including key sponsors such as WesBank, have again pledged their full support to the campaign, for which I would like to thank them,” she said.