Energy Saving, Home and Garden

How to Save Energy With Your Fridge Freezer

The other day I noticed that I’ve written quite a few articles in my save energy simply series about saving energy based around your fridge freezer.  I thought it might be handy to collate them all together here in one post as a useful resource.

Of course, it helps to buy an environmentally friendly fridge freezer (rated A, A+ or A++ if you can afford it) when you are buying a new fridge freezer.  Yet even with the most energy efficient fridge freezer, there is still a lot you can do to save energy.  Here are some ideas:

how to save energy with your fridge freezer

Defrost your freezer regularly, especially if it doesn’t have an auto-defrost option.

Defrost your food overnight in the fridge if you can, rather than defrosting it in the microwave.

Learn how to pack your fridge and freezer efficiently.

Dust your fridge and freezer coils regularly to save a heap of energy.

Do you have any other tips for saving energy from your fridge freezer?  Do share in the comments below!

Image from here.

Fashion, Life & Style

How to Shop Ethically

how to shop ethically

how to shop ethically

It’s Ms Wanda’s Blog Action Day and a whole host of bloggers, including myself, are taking part to raise the issue of fairness when it comes to fashion.  When I say fair I mean for the need for those making the clothes we wear to be treated well and paid a fair living wage, and without the use of child and sweatshop labour.  I feel the fashion industry as a whole needs to change to address these issues and be more transparent in their supply chains.

Until that day comes, when all shops and manufacturers and their supply chains are completely transparent, then it can be difficult knowing exactly what is ethical and what isn’t ethical.  As I’ve written quite a bit on ethical fashion on Moral Fibres, for Blog Action Day I thought it would be a good time to round up my ethical shopping posts in one to act as a handy resource on how to shop ethically:

shopping ethically

My entirely secondhand outfit

A guide to shopping as ethically as you can on the high street.

How ethical are our high street shops?

Men’s ethical clothing for the office, and for women too.

Women’s ethical clothing picks for autumn, and picks for men.

My very own top ten tips for buying secondhand clothes on eBay.

A roundup of ethical men’s underwear and again, for women too.

Some gorgeous ethical wedding dresses.