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Living in a share house can make friends and memories for life – but keeping electricity and gas costs down in a house of three, four or more can be a little tricky when you’re still trying to have fun. We’ve got a few hot tips to help you keep the costs low and the good times high.
Written by Vanessa Murray & Rebecca Flage
Start hanging out (your clothes)
We all know how tempting a clothes dryer can be on those chilly, rainy, and lazy days. However, they are hungry for power. According to energyrating.gov.au, one cycle of a 6kg dryer can cost over $1.70. Here’s some simple things you can do instead:
Sharing is caring – and saving
Share housing isn’t always easy with different personalities and busy schedules. It’s important to spend quality time with your live-in family, and gathering around food is a great way to keep the good energy flowing in your home.
Heating a home with the bare necessities
Heating and cooling can be a drainer when it comes to bills, so let’s bring it back to the basics:
Saving cash is one of the pros of living in share house, and being aware of what your home uses can help you do that. Follow our tips, compare energy plans, and make the most out of time with your mates – and your money.