Do More With Less – How Do You Do It At Home?

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 2:37pm by tweenselmom

My husband had just registered our car today and he said that all fees he paid had increased compared to last year. It just made us realized more that times aren’t financially improving since we have to allot more when it comes to our car. It’s also a great reminder that we need to check how we spend and how we use our resources efficiently so that there will be more left on our savings.

The last event I attended was just very timely for this. Electrolux, one of the most famous brands in the Philippines when it comes to kitchen appliances, is encouraging moms to get creative and be resourceful at home in order to save. The brand’s campaign “Do More With Less” media launch, held at Abenson BGC branch last April 22 was made special with the nice spread served by Bizu , a short talk by the brand ambassadors, and a fun challenge which our group from Mommy Bloggers Philippines won.

Electrolux Do More With Less

From Left to Right – Ms Issa Litton who hosted the program, Ms. Andrea Pionilla Marketing Manager of Electrolux Philippines, and the brand ambassadors Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco and Chef Bruce Lim.

Electrolux Campaign Media Launch at Abenson Bonifacio Global City

A beautiful spread was prepared by Bizu for the guests.


What I enjoyed in this event so much was that I learned that even celebrities like Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Chef Bruce Lim and Chef Rosebud Benitez do recyle and upcycle at home. And it’s always not about saving money. It’s also about giving their share in helping the environment by reducing waste and at the same time, teaching their little kids good examples in saving.

Abenson Electrolux Media Launch

So happy to pose with the brand ambassadors and our special prize as a winning team for the challenge.

It was so nice to learn a new word too! “Upcycle” is so much similar to “recycling” though the difference is that upcycling makes you convert your waste items into something which is even prettier or more useful.


Don’t throw that mug away! Turn it into little plant pots where you can grow your favorite herbs like this one. That’s my tiny rosemary pot.

Electrolux DIY Air FreshenerI got this beautiful DIY Air Freshener kit where you’ll just use a mason jar,
some drops of your favorite scent, and some baking soda and voila!
a home air freshener that will last longer than the commercial ones

Back at home, as a mom, I also try to find ways how to save our resources and do some recycling.

1. Buying in bulk – When I buy dishwashing liquid, since I know I always use them, I buy the big bottle already. And then I transfer and dilute in a smaller bottle. I also usually find more discount promotions when I buy in bulk.20150423_165047

2. Charging tablets – We impose this policy at home that the kids can only charge their tablets to full battery once. This way, we limit their power usage and they get more time doing other useful stuff this vacation.

3. We use electricity efficient home appliances. My Electrolux bread toaster which I use often for years already had been so useful and efficient in warming our bread on merienda and sometimes I just put some pizza sauce over a toasted bread, put some left-over bacon from breakfast, and we have instant pizza.


4. I’m a fond of coupon collecting and I find useful deals online so I can buy more with less.

5. Like Cheska, I give hand-me-downs to my nieces. That’s why I always tell my kids to be careful of their clothing so that their little cousins will still get to use them looking like new.

To know more about Electrolux Do More With Less,
or follow @electroluxPh on Twitter and Instagram.

Electrolux Appliances are available at different Abenson branches.

 What about you?
What are your saving and recycling tips at home?

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jocris Mangubat April 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    These are really helpful mostly nowadays. I got interested to the DIY air freshener.!

    • TweenselMom April 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Hi @jocris_mangubat:disqus , it’s really mabango and economical 🙂 try it!

  2. R U S S April 24, 2015 at 1:06 am - Reply

    This is a good read. It’s very insightful and it’s a nice reminder to readers that we ought to do our share with how we use our resources wisely. I take care of my clothes too so I can give it to my younger cousins. I sometimes have takers from people I work with.

  3. MrsPCuyugan April 24, 2015 at 1:17 am - Reply

    The event looked like fun, Mommy Lanie! And thank you for sharing your resource-saving tips. Very timely, as I will be needing these once we move into our new home. 🙂

  4. Brionna G April 24, 2015 at 5:22 am - Reply

    I will have to give upcycling a try.

  5. Sef T. April 24, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I have known electrolux from the states. Never thought that the brand will be established here in the Philippines.

  6. tet April 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Very informative post. Yes, I also store my shoe boxes and decorated it with washi tapes so I can use it as a container. Can you do that DIY with baking soda? It’s kinda interesting. I would love to do that.

  7. Daniel Sitoabasi April 24, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I wish i could just apply this in my daily life maybe i will be more productive

  8. Franc Ramon April 26, 2015 at 7:52 am - Reply

    It’s nice to see a lot of tips that includes reusing old stuff to make them useful again.

  9. Justin Vawter Greco T Buenagua April 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of charging tablets. I love upcycling. as a design student, it’s important to upcycle everything.

  10. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen April 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I’d love to get the instructions on how to make that DIY air freshener!

  11. Sam April 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I can truly see the innovation combined in the technology! Bravo!

  12. Janice Lim May 1, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    It was really nice getting to spend some time with you there, Lani. I had a lot of fun with you ladies and so happy that we won the challenge. 🙂

  13. Christina Boyer May 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    That looks like a great event and great ideas too!

  14. Author May 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    such great innovations! im I’ve been trying to live the minimalist way of life lately and i think i could borrow some more tips

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