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We are always looking for ways to save more and waste less. Today our team of experts shows us some easy ways to save money, time and resources in the living room.

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Audra: We are always looking for ways to save more and waste less and today, our team of experts shows us some easy ways to save money, time, and resources in the living room. Ellen: Don’t you just love it when the kids come home from school, drop everything on the floor and make a big mess? Here’s what I’ve done in my house. I’ve created a space called the “Go to” area. It’s a designated space where the kids put all their stuff like homework and permission slips so I can find everything I need. And in the morning, I do the exact opposite. I put everything they need to take to school with them so we could all get to school and out the door on time. Jill: Cleaning your house can be an expensive proposition, especially because you have to buy all those different cleaners and they can be costly. So here is one way to save. I like to use Arm & Hammer Essentials cleaners because they’re refillable. Here’s how it works. Just fill up the empty bottle with tap water and then twist on the refill. You’re ready to go. When it’s empty, you just buy another refill. By doing this, you’re going to save 25% more money than you would on traditional cleaners. Good for the wallet, good for the environment and good for the family. Steven: One of the simplest things you can do to save resources is harness the power of the sun. We’re going to do that with curtains. In the summertime, you close these things at the hottest part of the day and you’re going to help out your air conditioning bill. In the wintertime, you do the exact opposite on your south facing windows. You let the sunlight come in and it’s going to take a bit of the burden off of your furnace. You’re going to save resources. Simple. Audra: Some awesome ideas as always, especially that “to go” area, it’s pretty smart. And if you are looking for other ways to save more and waste less, you can go to bettertv.com and click on the videos tab.