Did you enjoy our last post?

Hey everyone. Just wanted to stop by and ask, did you enjoy our last post? We got a good response from a lot of you, and to those who are still interested, you’ll be happy to hear that we have another similar post coming your way very soon. So keep your eyes peeled and make sure you make your way back to the blog before too long. See you then!

Tips for energy efficient decorating

Have you ever considered sprucing up your home but also worried about doing it in an energy efficient way. It’s certainly true, that particular lights are more energy conscience that others. And you probably already know that it’s best not to buy furniture from half way around the world and have it shipped to your address.

So, with all this in mind I’ve put together a few tips that you can use when redecorating your home. These will help you re-design in a cost efficient way, as also have a key focus on preserving energy whenever it is possible.
Step 1:

Hire an interior designer. Although this may at first seem costly (and I know a lot of people are instantly put off by this thought), interior designers can actually end up saving you a whole load of money.

Their expertise, knowledge, and connections will make your life and the time you spend on your interior, a hell of a lot easier.

They will help you dodge any mistakes that may be costly, such as buying furniture that isn’t the right size, or paint that isn’t quite the right colour. Secondly, interior designers have connections. Need an architect, or a specialist builder? No problem, they’ll have the perfect local people on their beck and call, who will be happy to work for you in an instant.

If you’re interested in hiring one and learning more about exactly what they can help you with then please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp88ZnHft2rJwkzFlVrwczg
Step 2:

Buy everything locally. Although you may have your heart set on that coffee table you found online that was made in Glasgow, it probably isn’t the best idea.
If you buy locally, you can save money (shipping fees – which can be extremely expensive depending on the size of the furniture you are having shipped) and reduce your carbon footprint.

The first place I recommend people to go to is their local bric-a-brac and second hand stores, and if they’re feeling extremely adventurous, a car boot sale. I’ve found so many gems at them over the years, so please don’t automatically rule this idea out.
Step 3:

Use Solar Panels to power your lights. This one hasn’t got too much to do with decorations, but is nonetheless a good, energy efficient idea. It is true, they do have a large upfront cost, but investing in some is a decision you will never regret.

Preserving your daily energy doesn’t have to be difficult

Hello folks. A quick message here that my wife gave me. It’s short but sweet, and I thought it would be a great one to share with you. She reminded me today that energy conservation doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact saving energy can involve us being lazier than we were before. I know that sounds a bit mad but listen to me.

When it comes to preserving energy, all we need to do is change our habits, whether it’s recycling or switching things off around the house. The reason why this seems like a chore is because we’re attempting to learn a new habit, but people fail to realise that this new habit my actually involve less input than the previous one.

Just a quick thought to leave you with…Take the time to learn these new habits and it will never feel like a chore.

Learn how to save energy with your most used household item

Welcome back to turn it off. I’ve decided to kick off the blog by posting some important information about energy conservation in terms of lighting and lightbulbs. Conserving energy is quickly becoming a bigger and bigger issue, and there’s no better place to start than at home. So here are some common questions and answers about energy saving bulbs.
Many people begin the discussion by strongly arguing that light bulbs that save energy are redundant because in order to make, more energy needs to be used than if normal bulbs were being made. This is true. Let’s not shy away from this. But it is not correct to say that because of this saver bulbs are not, in the long run, more efficient. What is saved over the lifetime of the bulb is much greater than the energy used in its creation.

What usually happens next is that despite this, people will still shy away from them as they immediately assume that the bulbs won’t be as bright as your average or standard bulb. Again, this is not true either. They are many available that are just as bright as any. You just have to spend some time finding these and picking them out.

Naturally, i’m often next asked not just about certain bulbs, but best practices in terms of conserving. I find that a lot of people are none the wiser over whether its more efficient to leave a light on, or repeatedly turn it on and off. They have no clue which of the two would save more.

Apparently, turning a bulb on takes up a similar amount of power than it would if you left it on for a few minutes. So if you are in the house for a while, and your contemplating whether to leave a light on or off, I guess it depends on how much time you intend to spend in that room.

To round this all up I want to mention the best way to go about purchasing and initialling light fittings in your own home, and the most efficient way to go about this. A lot of homes, especially in kitchens and bathrooms have multiple lights fitted across ceiling, rather than one in the middle of it. I strongly recommend you don’t do this if you’re looking to cut down on your energy emission. Another option, although it may be expensive is installing a type that is built in such a way that lights the entire room. What about a glass or crystal chandelier for instance. This is a great example.

I hope you liked this first post. I know its not a masterpiece but hopefully the quality of my writing will improve with time.

Switching on a light!

Have you ever had one of those lightbulb moments? Where you going about your day just as you usually would and suddenly something hits you. Out of thin air, your struck by a stellar idea. Well you’ll be pleased to here that Turn it off spawned from one of those moments.

I’ve taken a keen interest to energy preservation for quite a while now and in the process have learnt quite a lot. I thought to myself, what better way to spread the message than by starting my own website! And now here we are. Please report back in a few days time to witness the fruit of my first endeavour into article writing.