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Energy Saving Tip For Radiators

01/21/2013 07:38 am ET | Updated Mar 21, 2013
  • Bruce Lubin co-author of the Who Knew? book series and the website WhoKnewTips.com.
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For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning, and all around your home. We are republishing a fabulous cleaning tip from the book on the easiest way to measure something without a ruler.

Saving money starts at home, and the tips in this section will give you simple ways to make your money go further both inside and outside your home. As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs.

Here's a great energy-saving tip for cold winter nights: If you have cast-iron radiators, tape aluminum foil to a sheet of cardboard (shiny side out) and place it behind the radiator. The radiant heat will bounce back into your room instead of being absorbed into the wall.

Click through our slideshow to see unique cleaning and organizing tricks for your home.

The Best Cleaning & Organizing Tips

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