A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cleaning Coffee Pots

Residue and minerals build up in coffee pots and need to be cleaned periodically.

  1. Fill reservoir with a mixture of half white distilled vinegar and half water
  2. After half the liquid has run through, turn off and leave for an hour or so
  3. Turn on again until reservoir is empty
  4. Discard the vinegar mixture in the pot 
  5. Run clean water through a few times
  6. Wash Filter and coffee pot thoroughly

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Uses for Drawers

Hop on over to Confessions of a Serial DIYer for idea on how to utilize a drawer as a shelf.
Other ideas:
Add casters for underbed storagage
Use as a planter
Add a cushion and screw legs on the drawer bottom to use as a footstool.

More ideas on Pinterest

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Make Money by Taking Surveys

Sometimes surveys can be a little tedious and often after filling out multiple questions they send a message saying you're not eligible. But if you have some free time it's worth checking out a few.

Hop on over to Frugal for Less for a list of the top ten survey sites.

Swagbucks also offers surveys which can sharply increase your reward points. Join Swagbucks!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What's Online at Swagbucks.com

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Vehicle Maintenance - Engine Warning Lights

Before taking your car in for service to a dealer or mechanic when a warning light comes on, first stop by an auto parts store such as O'Reilly or Auto Zone. They can check the code and give you an idea of the problem. A few years ago when the check engine light came on, I took the vehicle to a mechanic at Pep Boys who told me that it was an emissions problem and would be quite expensive to repair along with related parts, but their emissions mechanic wasn't available until the following day to fix the problem. I then went to an auto store where they suggested it might be the gas cap that wasn't fitting correctly. Ten dollars and a new gas cap later, the light went off and no more problems!
If your tire pressure light comes on, most places where they do oil changes such as Jiffy Lube or Kwik Kar will check your tire pressure and inflate your tires to the correct pressure free.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Save on Household Cleaners

Hop on over to Huffingtonpost for some ideas on saving money on household cleaners. Vinegar and baking soda have many uses for cleaning around the house including cleaners for bathrooms and kitchens. More ideas here.