An Eco-friendly Way to Save More on your Home Budget

One of our nightmares in living in an Alveo condo Makati is when we have our high electricity bills.  The worst part that we usually experience is that we don’t really know how to save electricity since all the things that we need in our daily life are usually the things that need the electricity consumption the most.

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Yes. We may have read articles about how to save your electricity bills, but is it an eco-friendly kind of saving? Sometimes, what we thought that is necessary for the savings yet it jeopardized our environment. We didn’t expect that that kind of saving electricity bills can destroy our surroundings. Well, just think about the future if we hastily continue doing such hazardous things.

There are actually a lot of ways you can save and cut your electricity bills in half, but there are only a few ways on how you can save electricity in an eco-friendly way. Now, if you are a kind of person who is concerned and do not want anything bad to happen in our surroundings, then you might want to try these simple yet effective tips on how you can be eco-friendly.

Conserve water

As a concerned citizen, you don’t want to make the water dried up. Yes. There will be times that the water from the well or from the dam will run dry if we don’t conserve water. Wasting of water is a big no for us to do. If you have kids, teach them and make them understand that water is essential to every living thing.

Conserving water doesn’t mean you will not use water anymore. It means that we have to minimize the usage of water, especially when we do not really need to use the water. If you are doing the laundry, you can reuse the water to clean some things in your house. Do not waste them, instead, use water wisely.

Use insulators

The use of insulators in your house will help you minimize the heat coming from the sun. Insulators will also help you reduce the electricity bills in half since you will not need to constantly turn on the fan and/or the air conditioner whenever you feel hot.

Also, if you have insulators in your home, it helps circulate the air in your house. That is why you don’t feel any hotness in the place since there is air inside the house.

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs 

Choosing the right bulb for your lights also matters. It adds a factor in reducing your electricity bills. Not just in cutting your bills in half, having the right fluorescent light bulbs will also help you reduce the heat on your house.

As a homeowner, you also have to know what kind of light bulbs that are appropriate on your house. You also have to know and understand that not all light bulbs are eco-friendly. That is why you have to carefully choose the right bulb for your lights in your house. And also, you have to choose the best quality for the protection of your eyes.

Installing of a programmable thermostat

Installing of a programmable thermostat in your house will also be a big help in saving your electricity bills. The thermostat will help you determine the temperature of your house, whether it is already heating and/or cooling. In that way, it will maintain the temperature in your house.

If you this kind of gadget in your home, you need not worry about the room temperature. All you need to do is you will only going to install it in your house, and then you are ok.

These are just some simple tips above yet are effective ways on how you can save your electricity in an eco-friendly way.

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4 Basic Things a Landlord Must Know

We do all know that buying a property in real estate Makati is an investment. As the owner of the property, you can do whatever you want in your house for as long as it can be to your benefit. You can either live in that house or have it rented. Well, it will always be up to you.

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There are some homebuyers prefer to let their house rented than living in it. Perhaps, they want to have a profit out of it. Still, it is a wise decision. If you are one of those people who would prefer finding a tenant for their house, then you must know the obligations to your tenants as a landlord.

As a landlord, knowing your obligation is for your own good. It creates harmony in your dealings with the tenant and of course, to avoid future problems that might occur later on. Below are the obligations that a landlord must know.

1. Landlords must set the rent

Of course, this is the main purpose of letting someone rent your house, to make a profit. Who would want to let someone live in your house without any payments? No one, right? For you to make a profit out of it, you have to set how much is your house rate.

Setting a rate on your house can sometimes be critical. You have to set a rate that is fair and justifiable enough on both sides. You also have to know how much is the value of your house and/or the value of the market rate for you to have also had an idea of the price that you are going to set on your house.

Not just giving your tenants a rate on the house, but you also have the obligation to collect the payments on their due dates. You have the right to remind them about their payments when they forget about it their monthly dues.

2. Landlords have the right to terminate a tenant

As a landlord, when you see that your tenant is not worth your time. When you notice that your tenant is not paying his/her monthly dues and is disobedient in the rules that you have set in the house, you can definitely terminate the contract that you have made.

There are still a lot of tenants that are waiting on the list, you don’t have to endure tenants that do not care about his/her surroundings. Well, it is still your call on whether you will immediately terminate them or warned them first on the things that they have done.

3. Landlords have the right to be informed

It is not all the time that you, as a landlord will be watchful of the things that surround your house. When a tenant has concerns about whatever things that might not be good, you have the obligation to address that concern for your tenants to live a comfortable and satisfying life in your house.

It is definitely a big no ignore the concerns of your tenants. That is, of course, when it is reasonable enough for you to address those concerns that they have. For example, a tenant would suggest that you should repair the pipes since it already likes inside the house, then you have to address to it.

4. Landlords have the right to review the rent annually

There are tenants who would prefer a long-term rent. That is why, to avoid confusions when it comes to the payments, you have to review for them the rent annually. You have to let them know how much they already have paid the rent or are the tenants have any debts to the landlords. You also have to inform them that the rent of the house is increasing or decreasing.

As a landlord, you have to be honest when it comes to the record of their payments for them to stay longer in your house.

Interior Design: 7 Cool Ways to Bring Space-themed into your Home

We all do love to have a cool and lovely home in Amaia scapes, San Fernando. We want our home to look like the way we wanted it to be. Of course, who would want to stay and live in a lifeless and boring room? We don’t have it, right?

There are actually thousands of decorating ideas that you can choose from. You can choose an interior design based on the things that you like most. You can actually do whatever you want in your house for as long as it will look nice and good.

If you are one of those people, who are also into decorating your house, designing it with a spaced-themed can also be an exciting one. Now, here are some spaced-themed ideas that you can choose from.

1. Galaxy blinds

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Having blinds on your window can help you prevent too much sunlight from coming into your house. It will help you avoid a direct hit of the sunlight and/or the heat of the sun. What makes it more interesting is when you have a cold galaxy blind on your windows.

When you have a galaxy themed blind, it will really be a cool thing to look at since the stars that are in the blind reflects the light from the sun, and that makes it nicer to look at.

2. Planetarium lamp

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This kind of lamp will definitely let you experience the outer space. The holes of the lamp illuminate the room which makes a cool planetarium themed lamp.

When you have a planetarium lamp in your house or in your room, it will bring you to the place where the stars are all in, and it will also bring you to a whole lot of new level when it comes to lamps.

3. Galaxy wall décor

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Like galaxy blinds, your wall will also be a galaxy themed décor. You can have and placed it on your walls. It will really be cool to look at especially when your wall will be all covered with the galaxy themed wall decor.

Also, it is not that hard to place it on your wall since you can have it as a wallpaper. You definitely buy it in the store if they have some available galaxy wallpaper.

4. Moon door sticker

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Of course, from the word itself, it is a moon designed sticker. Well, you can definitely place on your doors so that it will be cool to have. It is like you are going to enter a moon from your door. Cool, isn’t it?!

5. Galaxy beddings

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If you are one of those people who just can’t get over with the galaxy theme, then you can also have a galaxy theme on your beddings. You can have a galaxy design pillow and blanket, and of course, you can also include your bed sheets.

The galaxy themed bedding is not just for coverings, but it will also give you a new and unique satisfying look on your beddings.

6. Moon clock

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Your spaced themed décor doesn’t just end up on your walls, you can definitely also have it as one of your furniture at home. You can also have a moon clock hanged on your wall. It is also cool and nice to look at when you have like this in your house.

7. Moon rug

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Aside from the typical rugs, we have at home, why don’t we upgrade it to having a moon-themed rug? Well, having it in our home will also give us the feeling of experiencing the outer space.

Office Rules: The Don’t’s While Inside the Office

Working in an office space can sometimes be demanding and daunting, especially when you are working with your coworkers. There are a lot of things that you need to adjust not just to you, but also with the office space that you are working in.

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If you are a kind of people who are observant enough with the other people, you will definitely notice that there are a lot of different people with different personalities that you might be working with. That is why there are also a lot of things to know more about and adjust depending on the situation in the office that you are in.

In an office, there are rules and/or policies for the employees and employers to follow. Now here are some of the things that you should do as a responsible individual to avoid problems that might occur later on.

Don’t discuss things out loud

One of the things that we tend to be annoyed is that your workmates are discussing their plans or suggestions loudly where everybody can almost hear it. Even if you are talking about work-related topics, you also have to be considerate for as not to disturb other employees who are also working silently.

There are also times when your ideas clash, and there might be some heated arguments within the discussion, try to make your voice lower enough for you and the other employee can hear you. Do not be carried away by your emotion that leads you to be excited or in rage that makes you discuss things out loud. Just be moderate in your voice.

Keep your cell phone in a silent mode

A cell phone is a necessity in our daily life. We need it to communicate with our loved ones but using cell phones while working hours is a big no. You should not text your loved ones in the middle of your working hours unless it is an emergency.

Entertaining calls that are not that important can disturb you from your work. You have to be disciplined when it comes to picking and entertaining phone calls. Emergencies are rare to occur, so it is not an excuse to text your loved ones just for the sake of texting. It is entirely a big no.

Strong perfume

Ladies and gents who are a fan or into using perfume, make sure that is not strong enough. There are just times that strong perfume lingers longer in the office than those perfumes that are not. Even if you like the smell of your perfume though it may be strong, there are employees and/or employers who hate your perfume. So, you also have to be considerate of the others.

If you really want to make yourself smell good, you can have a light scented perfumes that are not strong and pleasant to the nose. There are also a lot of scents that you can choose from for you to buy it. When you choose the right perfume, there might be possibilities that your workmates will also love that they have just smelled.

Spending almost an hour talking with coworkers

In every company that you are working, there will always be a time for you to take a break from long hours of work. There you can have a cup of coffee, a snack, or anything that you want to do for as long as you can stay relaxed and be ready for the next working hours.

There are just some employees who go beyond the said and/or allotted time for the break, the chit-chat for almost an hour forgetting that they have still work to do. It is also a big no to do when you are in the office. Practice time management for you to make your work done at the right time.

There are actually a lot of things that you must avoid when you are working in an office space with the other employees. Discipline is one of the keywords for you to be guided by the things that you need to do when you are in the office. Common sense will also teach you that what you do is already not applicable inside.

5 Things to Do While Spending Summer Vacation at Home

Summer. It is the time when we can be playful and naughty sometimes. Agree?

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Well, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending your summer vacation with families and friends in places where you can have fun. And aside from going and/or traveling from places to places to have a good spot for us to unwind, staying at home in the condo Cebu City can also make us feel calm and relax. For some, especially for those people who are saving up money, summer vacation would not just mean spending thousands just for a summer relaxation. For as long as you can feel relaxed, away from stress and other things that can also make us feel stress are the things one can ask during summer vacation while spending it in their homes. Of course, doing nothing is a no-no. There are also things that you can do to stay fit and be productive throughout the entire summer session. And if you feel bored just by doing nothing, then here are some tips on the things that you can do to while in your house.

1. Staying fit If you are a kind of person who has concerns about how they look, you can try some exercises. Doing yoga or Zumba for example, are the things you can do to stay fit. And if you have a gym in your community, then you can definitely join the group or the other people who are also into exercising to have a body fit. Through it, not just you will gain your desired body figure, you can also have friends within your community. Knowing each other through in the gym can never be this satisfying when you know that you have someone to talk to while doing some exercises.

2. Be a good cook If you want to harness your cooking skills, then it is the best time to try cooking or baking. Know what taste that is good enough for us to be able to eat it. You can also practice food tasting. In that way, you can practice identifying good from bad tastes of food. And if you still don’t know how to cook, then this is also your best time to learn cooking while staying at home. You have to know what are the specific ingredients that are included in the specific menu, etc.

3. Do what you love There are actually a lot of things that we want to do during summer vacation. But when we choose to stay at home during summer, you can also have the things you love while staying at home. If you are a kind of person who wants to write, then you can practice and have your writings published in the Wattpad and/or other sites that welcome new writers. You can write the things that are in your wildest imaginations and let other people read it for you. In that way, your writing skill will be enhanced by practicing and writing every day.

4. Slumber party Well, who would not want to have your families and/or friends having a sleepover at your house? Having them in your house can also be a lot of fun. You can enjoy and do things that you have never done before. This is also the time when you can have your sharings on the happenings of your life, or what you are still up to for the following days that are yet to come or even play truth or dare. With that, your summer vacation will also be a lot of fun, even if you are staying at your house.

5. Movie marathon Sometimes, staying up late can also be fun, especially when you do a movie marathon and watch your favorite movie of the year. Or a series for you to have a lot of fun while watching it. Just make sure that you choose the right genre to watch for you to be satisfied with the outcomes of the movie. Always remember that going to different places is not a measure of your happiness. It is a matter of how you productively and satisfyingly spend it during the session.

5 Tips on How to Have an Inspiring and Ideal Condo Kitchen

Hands up when most of your time is spent in the kitchen! Well, you are not alone actually, since there are also thousands of people who just love to cook and of course, eat! And living in a condo Cebu and/or any other Philippine property gives you the benefit of having an inspiring and ideal condo kitchen.

We can say that the kitchen is one of the busiest places in our house. In there we cook and eat our favorite food. And especially when we hear the noise of the pan and the kitchen wares, it makes us more excited about the food that is served.

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But there are also starters who want to have an ideal kitchen where one can be inspired to cook his or her favorite food yet don’t have any idea on how they can put up one. Now, here are some tips on how you can have your ideal kitchen area.

  1. Break down the walls

If you want to make more space in your kitchen, why don’t you try breaking down the walls or let somebody break it for you? In that way, you are making a lot of space for your kitchen. Sometimes, when you have your walls, it can eat up some space in your house.

Just make sure that there will be a right division of your living room to your kitchen even without the walls in it. If you want, you can also try separating your living room from the kitchen by having a peninsula or an island table. It is an elegant and stylish way to separate both parts of your house.

  1. Choose display-worthy tools

There are just times that we wanted to display our kitchen wares, especially the expensive ones. Of course, who would not want to flaunt and be proud that we have that limited edition kitchen wares? That is why we tend to display them in our kitchen.

And when you are planning and want to display your kitchen wares, just make sure that they nice and worthy enough for you to display it. And if you are not sure, then don’t for you not to feel embarrassed whenever someone will notice it.

  1. Get floor to ceiling storage

It is not that we don’t have enough space in our kitchen, but making your floor and ceiling of your storages is also one way to add beauty to your kitchen. You can definitely add and/or store glass wines, dinner plates, utensils and other display-worthy kitchen wares.

When displaying, just make sure that it is out of the reach of the children to avoid serious accidents. Also, put your kitchen wares just right for you to reach for you to easily get it whenever you need to use it.

  1. Subdivide and arrange

When you have a lot of kitchen utensils, it is just a hassle to segregate it one by one all the time. For you to save your energy, you can make a divider on one of your kitchen drawers. You can definitely improvise when it comes to subdividing it.

It doesn’t just save your energy and time; it also helps you save the spaces in your kitchen. And whenever you are done using the utensils, it is just a convenient on your part to place it immediately in their proper places.

  1. Create an efficient prep area

Having a prep area in your kitchen is one of the important things to have in your kitchen cause without it, it will be hard to prepare and have nowhere to put your ingredients. Prep area is there to help you prepare your ingredients to be cooked. Also, you can totally use it as one of your kitchen counters.

These are just some ways on how you can beautify and make an inspiring and ideal kitchen area in your condo. In the end, it will always be up to you on how creatively transforms your kitchen area into an extraordinary one.