Archive for Life – Page 2

3 Costly Items You Can Make for Pennies

Household money

DIY Household Products

I don’t mind buying commercial products, I just hate all the chemicals they have in them.  Usually when I am making some household products, I take an hour or two and make a variety of them.

Saving money, time and chemicals is always a plus for me and worth any effort there is.  However with these 3 different projects, it is easy and they work just as well as the commercial brands, save you money and only take minutes to make and store.

 

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Save Money – Make It Easy

Saving Money with Mesh

citrus in mesh bag

I love to find ways to save money on commercial items.  Sometimes you just need to buy what you need.  I have found a few things to do with those mesh bags my grapefruit and oranges come in.  The key is not to cut the bag, but keep it in tact so you can use the draw strings.

It is a simple thing, but has so many uses.  Here are some of the ways I use them, but there so many more.

 

 

 

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Top 3 Ways to Ward Off Wasps

Wasps, Hornets and Summer

Wasp

Summer is here and so are the wasps.  I don’t like these insects hanging around as they are sure to sting me or my dog.  I have come across and used different methods to get rid of these stinging pests.   Here are my top 3 methods to get rid of wasps.

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Prepare Now For Fall Garden

Make Your Own Cold Frame

cold frame

Here in Wisconsin, not much grows in winter, but I have found that I can start my seedlings in March instead of the end of May with a cold frame.

Making one of these contraptions is easier than you think, and it can even be done on the cheap!

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Harvest Herbs For Future

Dehydrating Herbs

Dehydrator

Summer is in full swing, however my herbs are coming in faster than I can eat them or give them away.  My first line of defense is to dehydrate them.  It takes a little time, but will save  you so much money.  Dried herbs in the store are very expensive and you already paid for the herbs in your garden, so why not use them?

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5 Ways To Cleaner Home

isopropyl alcohol bottle

DIY Home Cleaners

Keeping a home clean is essential, but it can be costly with all the different commercial cleaners.  Here are a few you can make on your own, work as well as commercial at 1/3 the price.  The extra bonus is they are chemical-free.

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