3 Quick Tips to Save Electricity and Water

Today I thought that I would share a few quick tips with you to save both water and electricity. These tips are especially helpful for someone who is living off the grid and trying to find ways to conserve. They are things that we’ve adopted around our home and I thought that it might be helpful to share them with you today.

If you live in a rural area, there’s a very high likelihood that you have a well as your source of water. The thing that most people who don’t have a well don’t realize is that we don’t have to pay the city to deliver water to our homes but we do have to pay for the electricity that pumps the water out of our wells.
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Let’s Have a Round of Applause For Great Customer Service From Dremel

I happen to believe that we are living in a world where customer service isn’t nearly as good as it once was. In my opinion, the days of, “the customer is always right” have long since passed. To give you a good idea of exactly what it is that I’m talking about, ask yourself this. When was the last time you were at a big box department store and had a cashier say, “thanks for shopping here?”

I have actually noticed that nearly every time I go through the checkout stand, I find myself saying thank you instead of them thanking me for spending my hard earned money at their store.

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Wood Stove Chimney Maintenance Safety

Read this article which is all about the importance of chimney maintenance safety!Sometimes I struggle with ideas for things to write about on booneyliving.com but today I’m writing about something that’s quite serious and something that recently struck very close to home. For those of you that have wood stoves to heat your homes with, you probably realize that one of the most important safety measures that you can take is to ensure that your chimney is clean and free from creosote to prevent chimney fires.

Where we live, we are required to have what is called a “spark arrestor screen” on our chimney cap. We live in the forest and we certainly don’t want a smoldering ember leaving our chimney and causing a forest fire so when we installed our wood stove, we made sure that we were in compliance with the county codes and we installed a spark arrestor screen on the chimney cap.
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Don’t Let Old Batteries Destroy Your Electronic Devices

AA BatteryIf you’re like me, you are probably on a fixed budget which means you need to do all that you can to save money whenever possible. Today I would like to tell you about an unfortunate experience that my husband just had. My hope is that by sharing this with you, it will save some of you a little bit of money by not having your expensive electronic devices destroyed.

My husband is a little bit of an amateur photography buff. Over the years, he has acquired a little bit of photography equipment here and there whenever we had a some extra money. As a matter of fact, he actually sold his favorite saddle several years ago so that he could buy his first high quality digital camera.
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