A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Spiced Cider

A quick way to make spiced cider (great for this chilly time of year) is to put the cider in a Crockpot/slow cooker and add red hots. You can find these in the candy aisle or use cinnamon gems from the baking section.
I usually add around 1/4 cup.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bowl Covers

If you don't have lids for bowls, but want to cover them, use shower hats. You can buy 8 for $1 at DollarTree. If you're ultra frugal, you can wash and reuse.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Toilet Cleaner

It's difficult to thoroughly clean the toilet, but by putting a quart of vinegar into the overflow tube and leaving it overnight, it will clean the holes under the toilet rim.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vehicle Key

Last year I purchased a used vehicle (Hyundai) and was concerned there was only one key provided. The salesman said it would cost $130 to have another key cut (in retrospect I should have made that part of the negotiation). I put it off for several months, but after reading how much more the cost would be if I lost the original key, I stopped by a local Hyundai dealership. Apparently, for the newer vehicles, you don't even need the original key. Show them your title or registration, along with a corresponding I.D. and they will cut a key using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The key was $27.

By the way, after owning a Chrysler for several years with many frustrating experiences at Moritz-Chrysler in Fort Worth, it was refreshing to be treated like a valued customer at Frank Kent's Hyundai.