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Display Name: Tracey LG
Member Since: 1/18/12

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I am Australian. I like being able to switch appliances off at the outlet, and to have an unused outlet which is switched off and not 'live'. We installed awnings on the windows of my son's bedroom and suddenly that room was no longer a furnace in summer (let alone spring or autumn/fall). So I can recommend awnings. I have a bench top electric kettle with different temperature settings (some types of tea don't need the water to be boiling and coffee apparently doesn't need boiling water either) which is another electricity saver. I think using kitchen cloths might be a cultural thing; they've certainly been around for a long time.

As for protecting food with covers, I remember my grandmother had special fabric covers for milk jugs, to protect against flies. The covers were fringed with beads to weigh them down, allowing them to sit over the jug without slipping off.

Cultural Exchange: Lessons to Learn from Australian Homes
1/18/12 07:04 AM