Repair, Don’t Replace

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Few try to repair or get it repaired. I remember when there was a shoe repair shop on almost every corner. You could take your radio to the radio and TV repair shop down the street, but most things you could probably fix yourself. In his world, if you couldn’t fix it yourself, you were pretty worthless – because you just couldn’t throw something out and get a new one. He was a trained radio and TV repairman, when those had tubes.

Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. If you’d like to take an easy step to go green and save money in the process, the first place to make changes is in buying disposable items. Paper plates and cups? While I grew up using paper napkins and towels, we only used paper plates when we were on a picnic. In fact, the Duggars of TLC’s Nineteen Kids and Counting use paper plates for every single meal.

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Tips For Keeping Home Plumbing Repair Costs At A Minimum

Saving Cents With Sense

A lot of people are looking for ways to cut their costs and adjust their lifestyles to lower budgets. There are a number of ways to cut financial corners, some more painful than others, and some more major than others. While a lot of people try taking big steps – selling their large homes and moving into smaller ones, for example – there are also a number of smaller steps that can be taken to cut down your costs. Cost Saving Suggestion #3 – Choose green plumbing products.

Frugal Fixes that Work

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If the sealer around the bottom of your shower (the one between the tiles and the shower base) starts gathering mildew, don’t rip out and redo the sealer until you try bleach. If you use those plastic soap bar holders (the ones with the little prongs to hold the bar up so it can dry out and make your soap last longer), just spray them with a bathroom cleaner then brush with a scrub brush to clean them. Step five, wipe up the cleanser and towel dry.

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Ways to Make Do With What You Have

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I grew up with this, in theory and in practice. We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Take care of your wardrobe to keep it looking work and wear worthy. Get some shoe polish and shine up those old shoes, take them to a shoe repair shop to have the re-heeled or soled if they are worn down.

Spring: Art of Frugality (one)

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Spring: Art of Frugality I mended two small holes in an expensive pair of black cotton leggings that Zoey (our kitty) had accidentally torn when trying to climb onto my lap. I did this by using a long, fine embroidery needle and one strand of black cotton embroidery thread. The trick to making these look somewhat smooth was to put them on inside-out and then carefully mend the holes while wearing them. Mike noticed it and asked about it, as it wasn't marked for sale?

Want to Save Money? Work with What You Have

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For years I hated my hair and did anything I could to straighten it. I bought hot curlers (they curled the ends but pulled out the fuzz), a straightening iron, and even a scary spinning contraption that was supposed to dry my hair while straightening it at the same time (but all it did was tangle and get stuck in my hair). After the third pregnancy, I gave up in defeat and decided to embrace the curls. Go Frugal Go Green

(Exercising) The Art of Frugality

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It's nurture, or neglect, has influenced the rise and fall of nations and civilizations. Embracing it amplifies wealth and can dispel the state of poverty. Frugality. A humble word, it is derived from two ancient Latin words, frugalis and frux , both meaning." You may call it by other names such as prudence , sparingnes s and thrift , whatever your choice may be it always means the unwillingness to squander goods and spend money unnecessarily.

How to Shop for Free at CVS from Ad 11/20

Coupons Do Work

Use the: $0.75/1 Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste printable coupon. Buy one and use both coupons. FREE GREEN GIANT CANNED VEGGIES. Green Giant Vegetables 11-15.25 CVS Weekly Ad budget Coupons cvs cvsdeals Deals freebies frugal shopforfreeHow to shop for free at CVS this week from CVS AD 11/20 thru 11/26. MONEYMAKER COLGATE TOOTHPASTE. Colgate Max 6 oz, Total 4-4.2 oz or 2-in-1 Toothpaste 4.6

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Rite Aid Weekly Ad and Coupon Deals: Week 2/5 to 2/11/17

Coupons Do Work

Rite Aid is the third largest national drugstore in the nation and operates in 31 states. Sign up for a Wellness+ account and use your card to start earning two kinds of Points. Use your card to activate the sale prices and trigger Plenti Points. oz; and Lidocaine Cream, 1.75 03/18/17). - $1.00/1 Cortizone 10 Product - 1-8-17 RP; Excludes 1 and 2 oz (exp. oz; and Lidocaine Cream, 1.75 Pictured: Cheescake Factory and Brinker.

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Rite Aid Weekly Ad and Coupon Deals: Week 2/12 to 2/18/17

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Rite Aid is the third largest national drugstore in the nation and operates in 31 states. Sign up for a Wellness+ account and use your card to start earning two kinds of Points. Use your card to activate the sale prices and trigger Plenti Points. Cetaphil Skin Care Products - B1G1 50% OFF. - $2.00/1 Cetaphil; Excludes Trial/Travel Sizes and Single Bars. Pictured: Baby Wash, Wipes and Swabs. Pictured: Baby Wash, Wipes and Swabs. oz cans and Snacks, 5.5

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Spend $5.00 or Less Rolling Rewards at CVS

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At CVS You can spend $5 Dollars or less each week and this week why not get some items for $5 and under? Note, at CVS, there is a limit in the ad for Extrabuck items and the limit is per household. And with CVS their rain checks do include Extrabucks offers – thus meaning you can still get that offer if it is gone when they get it back in stock – awesome ! TRANSACTION #1: Buy 1 Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste $3.00, sale price 11/20-11/26.

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5 Budget Friendly Ways to Bring More Life to Your Apartment

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Guest Post Author Bio: This post was written and provided by Martha Keagan who has family who lives in San Francisco apartments. While we understand that many property owners do not allow tenants to paint with the latest trending colors, it is still possible to add some spice and texture to your home. If you already own all of the furniture and accessories you will need to furnish your apartment, this will allow you to do more with less. Budget and Kid Friendly Fun.

CVS Black Friday Freebies – 65 Bucks Worth of Free Stuff

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and we will keep adding to this list, so keep checking back. Also, check your CVS app and your email for even more savings! 5/2 Schick Disposable Razor Packs (excludes 1 and 2 ct.), GREEN GIANT VEGETABLES, 11 – 15.25 0.75/1 Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste (3oz+), exp. CVS Weekly Ad bfads blackfridaydeals budget Coupons cvs cvsblackfriday cvsdeals freebies frugalCVS is the place to go for Black Friday this year ! So far, we have found 20 or so items.

How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores

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Thrift stores are for more than just clothing, and they are great places to find used furniture for cheap. Using thrift stores to find used furniture is a great idea for college students (living in apartments and rental houses) and young professionals/couples who want furniture but who do not want to spend a lot of money. What follows is some advice on how to find great deals, how to prepare for a furniture shopping trip, and what to bring with you. Go Frugal

DIY Ways to Save on Summer Cooling Costs for Your Home

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Department of Energy says that heating and cooling costs can eat up almost 54 percent of your utility bills. These DIY projects will help keep your home cooler in the summer, and more money in the bank. Add Some Green Around the House. Plant trees and bushes in the yard to provide shade on the house, suggests Bankrate. Especially helpful is shade that falls on windows and doors. You will need to take in your measurements and have the right size ordered for you.

Rite Aid Weekly Ad with Coupon Deals: Week of 12/4

Coupons Do Work

oz or Larger Only; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day. - $0.50/1 Crest 3D White Toothpaste - Checkout 51 Rebate; Includes 3 oz or Larger, Limit 1; Cannot use this offer with any other coupon. - $0.75/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste - Checkout 51 Rebate; Includes 3 oz or Larger, Limit 1; Cannot use this offer with any other coupon. Buy 1; Includes $0.75/1 Checkout 51 rebate and 250 Plenti Points (= $2.50). Norelco Shavers and Trimmer.

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Rite Aid Weekly Ad with Coupon Deals: Week of 12/11

Coupons Do Work

oz or Larger Only; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day. - $0.50/1 Crest 3D White Toothpaste - Checkout 51 Rebate; Includes 3 oz or Larger, Limit 1; Cannot use this offer with any other coupon. - $0.75/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste - Checkout 51 Rebate; Includes 3 oz or Larger, Limit 1; Cannot use this offer with any other coupon. Buy 1; Includes $0.75/1 Checkout 51 rebate and 250 Plenti Points (= $2.50). Norelco Shavers and Trimmer.

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"Potential Accomplishments" and The Natural Magic of List-Making: Creating a Master~List

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" All things on earth point home in old October. " --Thomas Wolfe ~~~ As you probably already have guessed, I am a list ~ maker and leave very little to memory. My memory is on overload most of the time so I especially love the idea of a Master List of Potential Accomplishments and have long used this tactic to unburden myself mentally. The mere act of writing it out has already primed my thoughts and attitude toward my goals for the month and.as true frugal luxury!

Cool Things I Read This Week

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Super Sexy Frugal Valentine’s Day [link] via @ BudgetsAreSexy Gosh these games bring back memories! #. Do You Need Travel Insurance – [link] We used to get it but now we opt out and just use what we get from our employer #. Getting Started With Credit Repair [link] Don't give up. Festival of Frugality # 268 – Cheapskate Jake Edition – February 15th, 2011 – My Personal Finance J. We do and we plan to retire at 50 #.

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Natural Mothering eBook Bundle

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P.E.P. for the Week of February 14-18/11-Planning Edition

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We are co-hosting a bday party for a dear friend of mine this Saturday and we are in charge of all the food. Therefore the last couple days have been spent planning the menu and the groceries. We have had some kinks with our itinerary and corresponding flights so we have be trying to plan a route that works with the flight patterns. If you any of you have been to Asia and have some suggestions, please send them my way. Going Frugal. Going Green.

Target Deals (9/11 – 9/17)

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Use $1/1 Colgate Optic White coupon (SS 8/28) AND. Green Giant Fresh Veggies – $.84 Use $1/3 Green Giant Target Printable Coupon. Use $3/2 John Frieda Brilliant Brunette coupon (SS 8/28) AND. Use $3/2 John Frieda Full Repair Hair Care Items Target Printable Coupon. Use $1/1 Kashi Cereal or TLC Snack Printable Coupon AND. Spic and Span Cleaners – $1. Use $1/2 Spic and Span Printable Coupon. Up and Up Ibuprofen Tablets – $1.