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May 25, 2004
ThriftyFun News May 25, 2004
Online version of the ThriftyFun News. Volume Six, Number 21, May 25, 2004
Gas Prices and Summer Car Travel
Wal-Mart announced recently their expectations of lower than normal profits due to skyrocketing gas prices. Wal-Mart's core consumers are people in the lower and middle class who often live from paycheck to paycheck. I am not worried about Walmart.
High Gas Prices and Your Commute
This summer's commute is going to be one of our most expensive in history. It's good time to consider all transportations alternatives.
What Other People are Paying for Gas
Our fuel prices are high, but check these out. These are prices paid in some other countries (and these do not include recent increases due to world-wide demand). It could be worse...
Bleach Stains from my Washer are Driving Me Nuts!
i need help. Every once in a while (more lately) when I do a colored load of wash clothes will come out with what looks to be a bleach stain on them. I have already lost a few shirts and some nice pants and I cant figure out whats doing it. I very rarely use bleach and I know I didnt spill it. I seperate the clothes and follow the lables. I am sick of losing nice clothes. It will only happen to one or two things a load and not every time I do wash. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?? Thanks for the help, Missy in PA
Frugal Tree Removal
Hi there, we have 6 to 8 giant evergreen trees that are dropping more and more debris on our house as they get bigger. It's pretty bad when it is windy. We are going to have to hire someone to cut them down. Anyone have any tips for going about doing this. Is their an inexpensive and safe way to have it done? LS
Prevent Cat from Peeing on Friend's Clothing
For some reason, when ever I have company over my cat decides to not use the litter box. Instead, he pees on my friends clothing or on the carpet. I guess guests upset him but he is generally a friendly cat. Anyone had this problem? - Mel
Can anyone recommend good software for organizing recipes?
Use Curtains for Canopy Beds
Instead of buying those expensive drapes made specifically for canopy beds, why not try curtains. Curtains are less expensive if you buy them at the right store. Just make sure the curtain's rod length fits the canopy's frame rods. It is easy and cheap! By Angela from MO
Inexpensive Lip Gloss
For an inexpensive lip gloss use a little petroleum jelly. Also works for treating dry lips.
Buy Now to Save Money on Heating Fuel
If you use fuel oil for heating, have your tank topped off now, the price will be more expensive when you need it in the heating season.
Sharpen Pins with Your Pin Cushion
Make a pin cushion using steel wool as the stuffing. The steel wool will sharpen pins. Use corduroy, felt, or suede as the material for your pin cushion.
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