Tip Tuesday: Don’t Let Those Catalinas or Store Rewards Expire – My Trick For Keeping Them Visible So I Don’t Forget!

by at May 28, 2013 in Household, Household Tips

 

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I am one for finding expired Catalinas or Store Rewards in my purse or coupon binder and it drives me CRAZY! So I knew I had to come up with a system that worked for me. I’m a visual person, so I tape them to my refrigerator. My kitchen is where I typically plan all my coupon/grocery shopping trips, so having them right there visible to me works.

 

If you like to keep them in your coupon binder, then write their expiration dates, amount, and store name in your calendar. This is great if you look at it everyday, then you know. I also know people that put alerts in their phone, so that they don’t forget.

 

Find whatever works for you, and stop letting these expire, it’s like throwing money away in the trash!!!

 

Let me know if this tip helped you.

Natural Dishwasher Cleanser – Costs Less Than $.10 Per Wash!

by at May 6, 2013 in Household, Household Tips

 

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I know we’ve talked about this before, but today I opened up my dishwasher and GROSS there was build up and grime. I just couldn’t clean my dishes in THAT! So I resorted to my usual dishwasher cleaner and it works perfectly every time!

 

First things first, take your “cleaning” toothbrush, squirt a little hand soap on it (or dish soap), and scrub the bottom and sides of your dishwasher, just the areas that look “grimy.”

 

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Now in a glass or dishwasher safe bowl pour 1 cup vinegar in the bowl and set it on the top shelf of your dishwasher.

 

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Add 1 Tbsp. baking soda to the vinegar, you will get a bubbly reaction, close the dishwasher and run a normal HOT cycle!

 

Walla! You have a clean disinfected dishwasher ready to clean more dishes for you! The cost for this homemade cleaner is less than $.10, never pay for name brand dishwasher cleaner again!

SaveAtHomeMommy Tip: Scentsy Lovers Don’t Deal With Old Wax Anymore!

by at February 27, 2013 in Household, Household Tips

 

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So here’s my tip for the week, not coupon related and only benefits those with a Scentsy, but it seriously works so well!

 

Ok Scentsy lovers, after you are done with the wax in your burner, insert a cotton ball and it immediately sucks up the wax! You can leave it in there until the wax hardens or take it out immediately (just don’t burn your fingers!).

 

I can’t imagine waiting for it to harden and trying to get it out with a knife, those days are OVER!

 

So that’s it, pretty straight forward and I’m thrilled that I know this tip! So what are your favorite flavors? I’m hooked on all the citrus flavors!

Frugal Friday: 2 Ingredient Homemade Detangler!

 

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Does your daughter say “OUCH!” every time you brush her hair? My daughter definitely does! Here’s an EASY homemade detangler recipe that’s FRUGAL, and you already have these ingredients on hand!

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This picture was taken a few months ago, but for already being 2 1/2 she’s got some LONG hair! Tangles are a normal occurrence for us!

Ingredients:

Conditioner – these sample packets work GREAT!

Water

 

Directions:

Squirt a few drops of conditioner into a spray bottle, then add water and fill up the bottle. Remember to shake the bottle before each use to distribute the conditioner evenly through the bottle!

Thrifty Thursday: Clay Pot Cake Stand, Easy & Cheap!

 

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Looking for a thrifty craft project for the summer? You’re going to LOVE this clay pot and base turned into a gorgeous cake stand. Head on over to joshuatrent.com: City Style to Country Flair and see how you can make one of these for your kitchen table!

Tip Tuesday: Hate Spending Money On Paper Towels? Check Out This Reader’s Solution!

by at June 12, 2012 in Household, Household Tips

 

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Save At Home Mommy Kelly says:

“Not sure if this is any help to anybody but I got sick and tired of buying paper towels and the waste and cost it produced! So a few months back I bought some cheap flannel receiving blankets at our local consignment sale and cut them up and made about 100-150 rags. I moved things around in my kitchen to make one of the top drawers my rag drawer. I keep a bucket in the laundry room to toss dirty and wet rags into and in 3 months have saved nearly $60 on paper towels alone! We used to go through 3 rolls a week and are down to 1 roll every 6 weeks! We keep them under the sink so we don’t use them often and rags have now become the norm. I keep some in the laundry room and bathrooms too for when messes occur. Bye bye waste and hello savings!”

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If you have a tip you’d like to share with us please email me at: saveathomemommy@yahoo.com. Thank you Kelly!!!

Thrifty Thursday: Jewelry Organizer From Traveling Case!

 

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How do you organize your jewelry? I use to use a plastic organizer with little pullout drawers, but my jewelry got all mangled together. You can find these organizers at Ross, T.J. Maxx, or Marshalls and they cost between $12.00-$15.00.

 

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There is also this option, which comes from organize.com. This 37 Pocket Travel Jewelry Organizer by Household Essentials is only $8.39 + FREE shipping for ShopRunner Members (you can do a 30 day free trial). Just go HERE, type in “Travel Jewelry Organizer” in the search box, and you’ll see this organizer in the first row on results.

Frugal Friday: Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets, CHEAP!

by at June 1, 2012 in Household, Household Tips

 

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Tired of buying dryer sheets, well here is a frugal way to make your own! Just take white wash cloths and dip them into liquid fabric softener, squeeze out any excess and hang them outside to dry (which can take up to 3 days).

Once completely dry just toss in your dryer with wet clothes and you’ll have static free soft clothes hot out of the dryer. Each wash cloth can be used about a dozen times before it needs to be re-dipped in liquid fabric softener!

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