Jaw Dropping Water Bill

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I thought this month’s electric bill is already jaw-dropping. I was wrong! I was totally in shocked when I saw this month’s water bill. The average water bill in a household is $10 and that is already considered high. Living in a condo, our monthly water bill ranges from $25 to $30 and I consider it normal since we use the washing machine everyday. The twins’ clothes are washed three times a week, my eldest’s clothes are washed twice a week, me and hubby’s clothes are washed once a week, bedsheets once a week and the helpers’ clothes twice a week. So having a monthly water bill in that range is normal. This month, our water bill is $45, imagine that? I couldn’t help but blame in to the new helper who wastes too much water. She uses extra rinse for her clothes and she washes twice! Hubby wants to talk to the helper but I told him I’ll deal with it. It is really hard when there are new people at home, especially those who doesn’t care and only think of themselves. I just wish these kind of people are sensitive enough not to be wasteful of someone’s resources.

Jaw-dropping Electric Bill

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Our Meralco bill last month is already jaw-dropping. I thought that was our most expensive electric bill. But, I was wrong. I just checked our Meralco bill online and my jaws literally dropped! Our electric bill is almost $300. I really thought it would go lower this time. Only one aircon is on for twelve hours, unlike before the aircon in the living room is on for twelve hours and the one in our room is on 24 hours. I really couldn’t think of a reason why our electric bill was like that. The helpers aren’t watching television that much. The number of appliances we used didn’t change. It’s giving me a headache. This better not go way beyond $300 or I’ll really go mad.

Renting a Condo : Kitchen Leak

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If you are renting a condominium unit and there’s a leak in the kitchen? Who should shoulder the expenses? Well actually, the kitchen in the unit we are living in have been worn out for more than a year. It was made out of wood and now, the sink is about to collapse because of the wood that’s already broken. The faucet and pipes have been leaking because of this. The unit below us complained yesterday that the leak has reached their kitchen ceiling and according to the maintenance guy, we need a total overhaul of the kitchen. That means, a major repair is needed. So going back, who should pay the expenses? Is it the unit owner, or the tenant? It depends on the contract. In our agreement with the unit owner, wear and tear will be shouldered by them whatever the cost is. Thus, I called her to inform about it and boy I am so glad she will pay for it. This is actually my first time to inform her about a fix that is needed. We used to shoulder the expenses whatever fix was needed but now, since we can’t afford major repair, we let the unit owner know. For those who are renting and have issues about repairs, it’s better to talk to the unit owner first.