Cleaning Up - Energy Efficient Hoovers

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:25 PM ~

If you’ve been shopping around for a vacuum cleaner you’ll probably have noticed ‘energy-efficient’ labels stuck to the body of the machine. These environmentally-friendly cleaners are designed to use less energy to do the same job as traditional models. This should result in reduced household energy bills, which always gets a thumbs-up!

Many countries have now banned the use of powerful, energy-sucking household appliances and this includes vacuums rated above 1600 watts, but are there real benefits to low-energy cleaners?

A manufacturing challenge

The introduction of eco-friendly vacuum cleaners has obliged manufacturers to find innovative ways to create a product that allows people to hoover but uses less energy to do so. As a result, they’ve actually started creating models that required only 1000 Watts and even 800 Watts to clean thoroughly and efficiently. For the consumer, this meant their machine produced the same results but used much less energy to achieve them. Ultimately, this means another household appliance has been introduced that is not only kinder to the environment but will also help to keep utility bills down.

Performance through design

Thanks to the rise in home electronics, we’re consuming more energy and this is one of the reasons why it makes sense to use low-energy products. But manufacturers know that the design of the product, not the actual energy consumption, is what makes a difference to performance. To this end, some manufacturers have gone back to the drawing board to produce quieter models that feature a higher pick-up rate than traditional cleaners. There are also models that offer turbo features for deep cleaning, including pet hairs, which are hard to pick up.

Additional features

The new cleaners do come with some excellent additional specifications, including filtration layers to remove particles from the air when cleaning. This has been designed to help people who have allergies. New, 3D dust bags are also part of this process. Charcoal filtration is available on some models too to absorb odours such as pet smells, which can become ingrained in carpets. The features available will depend on the brand of cleaner and there will be price differences depending on the technology involved.

In some countries you now have no option but to buy energy-efficient vacuum cleaners. However, low-energy cleaners make financial sense when it comes to a cost-effective household purchase that’s also kinder to our planet.

** Image by Photographing Travis, used under Creative Commons licence

Sponsored Video: Horlicks School Journey Initiative

~ Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:46 PM ~

Do you know that 57 million children around the world have no access to education? Millions of children who stay in remote places (high up in the mountains, way deep in the jungle or so on) are practically cut off from schools.

Horlicks announces the launch of the "Horlicks School Journey Initiative (HSJI)" programme recently. It is an ambitious new programme to help champion the cause of addressing children’s lack of access to education to ensure they can reach their full potential.

Horlicks believes that every child, no matter where they are in the world, is born with unique talents and abilities. By nourishing their potential, they will have a better chance of living a self-reliant and fulfilling life and for this, access to education is a fundamental part of this journey.

The "Horlicks School Journey Initiative" partners with communities and NGOs to help address the challenges which prevent children from gaining access to an education.

Go check out this video now and help to spread awareness of such causes across Malaysia!

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

Looking For Cheap Tote Bags to Add This Season?

~ Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:06 PM ~

Handbags are a woman’s best friend as they carry it everywhere they go from work, college, casual day outs or a night out in town. However, ladies who love feeling secure with all the necessary items in their bag should definitely have a look at the wide range of cheap tote bags available in the market. Tote bags are a must-have fashion item for every woman to add into their collection as the bag is more spacious to fit your belongings. Women who are looking for nice stylish affordable tote bags to match with their outfits can check out these 3 must-have tote bags from various brands. 

1.    The Classic Black Tote

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A black tote bag is very easy for women who prefer a versatile colour bag to match with anything they wear and to various occasions without looking out of place. Women can flaunt it to work or dinner events and still look amazingly sophisticated. Black also gives that professional elegant look which will show off your mature yet simple character in front of others.

2.    The Trendy Sack Tote

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The sack tote bags are suitable for the ladies who want a simpler yet edgy look. The tote handbags sold may look fancy and will not be appropriate to carry along while doing errands. Opt for the sack tote bag to carry it out on a grocery shopping trip at the supermarket or while doing errands during the weekends. Choose from the trendy patterned designs and carry it around town with style.

3.    The Rectangle Tote

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For the ladies who want to switch up their professional style at work will definitely love the rectangle tote bags. The rectangle tote bag is perfect for women to stuff in their notebook, important documents and work files easily due to the size. Select from the fancy tote bag designs sold from various brands and pick the ones which suit your personal style. Purchase it online today at ZALORA and carry it along with confidence everywhere you go. 

How about you? Do you like tote bags?

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.
Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.