Solar panels on the roofs of every home will go a long way to reducing the cost of energy in this country but we have yet to have the space or the money for this project for now. However, there are other things we did that improved productivity and cut costs at home. Image source: http://www.eurocosm.com/
Disclaimer: Making things easy at home does not mean they will be cheap. Some “investments” will be required.
The next major item that I am planning to buy online is the US-made Fluval brand fish tank set that comes complete with a large 34 litres fish tank, 3 stage water filtration system and multi-colour 7500K LED lights for the living hall. Image source: Shopee
We will need to spend extra on the accessories namely the fine white sand, aquatic plants; lava rocks and of course fishes. We had 2 other aquariums at home before but it was not attractive as we did not add the right accessories and we had to throw them away after they had a crack.
(My favourite set of tools as I can use for both house related DIY fixes and also car repairs. It is easy for my kids to use to fix their own cabinets and book selves for their rooms. Image source: Lazada)
In the last 2 years, a number of my colleagues, friends and relatives had bought new houses and immediately set on renovation and interior decoration. However with the global pandemic where the future is uncertain, it pertinent for all to revisit on the idea of prepping the house so that you can depend less on others for simple fixes and works.
(The year 2020 was ripe for a water heater replacement project and you need to have one of these items on standby – a proper toolbox set with the basic items like screwdrivers, hammer, pliers, etc, extendable ladder, water leakage tools, spare bulbs & cables and of course a drill. Image source: Pexels).
One of the promises that I made to my wife beginning this year was to finally replace the old, broken water heater in our master bathroom. Actually it is an old promise dating many years ago as the old water heater needed to be replaced years ago but every time I wanted to replace it, I would have forgotten about it or some overseas assignment would come and I would get busy with that. That will be the case until the next year comes and my wife would be reminding me again.