Archive for money saving

A New Way to Think About Home Fixes

14 Home Solutions

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Whether you are handy or not, things need to be repaired at home.  Some things are intricate and you need a licensed professional.  For everything else, here are some tips to do quick fixes, without purchasing a lot of different commercial products.

Just look in your cupboards and all your DIY projects can be fixed.

Here is a list of 14 quick-fix things to get you started.

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How to Cash in On Everything

Extra Cash and Savings

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Budgets are fine until something goes wrong, like an appliance repair, water heater replacement, car repair, etc.  This happens to all of us.  The question is, where do you come up with the extra cash?  How do you have a little extra saved for these interruptions to life?

Here are some suggestions to help you save money on a regular basis without taking a lot of time, energy or feeling deprived.

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Is Your Dryer Killing You?

Dryer Sheets Have Carcinogens

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I have read that dryer sheets can be cancerous.  It may be true, it may not, but personally I don’t want to take that chance.  After all, it is just a cloth with many chemicals and a fragrance.

Dryer sheets are also expensive, so I always opt for making something myself.  This one is fast and easy and cheap!

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Quick Fix for Stuffy Nose

Ways To Cope With a Stuffy Nose

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Being cooped up in winter is common in the northern climates. Many germs and bacteria take hold if you are not careful and washing your hands regularly.

It seems no matter how hard you try, inevitably someone in the family comes down with a stuffy nose. The dry air in the home only adds to this and can take a stuffy nose into a sinus infection or worse.

The best way to thwart winter colds and stuffy noses is to build up your immune system ahead of time.

 

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DIY Bath Salts and Scrubs

DIY Bath Salts & Scrubs

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Here in Wisconsin, we  finally have cold weather and snow. I prefer warm and dry. To keep myself from spending too much time on FaceBook, electronic games or watching TV, I do my crafts.

Today I want to share with you the fun and ease of making DIY bath salts and facial scrubs. I give these as gifts to family and friends and use all the time. These recipes will allow you to make 3-4 containers of each kind. It is inexpensive, easy to do and can be completed (all projects) within an hour (depending how many you want to make).

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Make Your Own Stock

Make Your Own Stock

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

Cooking mushroom soup. Pouring and mixing vegetal broth

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you can use “stock”, “broth” or water? I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it? It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove; (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

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