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Cool Bathroom Shelving

Cool Bathroom Shelving
I pick up glass bricks, usually $1-2 at thrift shops. When I have two or four, depending on your shelf depth, I have a shelf base. I keep adding until I have the number of shelves I need.

 

Storage Box Keeps Produce Fresher Longer

Storage Box Keeps Produce Fresher Longer
Does this work for lettuce? I have quit buying lettuce because it spoils within a few days. I think the lettuce industry should find a bag which would store it efficiently.

 

Thrift Shops Before Retail

Thrift Shops Before Retail
I gave up Neiman-Marcus, Saks and Macy's years ago. Anything they have, will eventually show up at Goodwill. I bought a new leather brief case for $4. Found it at Neiman's web site for $495.00. Bought a Thomasville china cabinet at GW for $100 listed at $2...

 

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Everyday Toothbrush Hygiene
Very good idea. Similarly, I keep a small container of 3% peroxide solution in my med cabinet and dip my brush before and after I brush to disinfect and deter bacteria growth,

 

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Privacy Window Using Contact Paper
I am missing something. If the contact paper is clear, where does the frosting in the cutouts come from?

 

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Privacy Window Using Contact Paper
If the contact paper is clear, where does the "frost" come from?

 

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Home Remedy for Heart Burn
Take one sip of pickle juice, not even a teaspoon. It has electrolytes galore, 20 times more than energy drinks. Immediate relief.

 

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Space Bags For Storage
Excellent idea but watch out! The jumbo size bag separates at the zip side when picked up. It is 51" long and the second it bends, it separates and releases all the vacuum. Best if two people pick it up. The smaller sizes are inclined to do this as well so...

 

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Make Your Own Vegetable Wash
I use a solution of 3% peroxide, 1 tablespoon peroxide per gallon of water. Soak two minutes, then rinse.

 

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Make Your Own Vegetable Wash
Have you noticed that green grocers always have a fine mist spraying on the vegetables? Then, why do "they" tell us to wash and "dry thoroughly" before storing? Why? So it will spoil and you need to buy more! I began to wash and store mine in a large baggie...

 

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Body Odor Remedies
Tree oil can be dangerous, beware!

 

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Body Odor Remedies
Pat on Milk of Magnesia under your arm pits, works better and longer than Mitchum's and is much, much cheaper. Hold your arms out until it dries. Save your $ for a better cause!

 

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Link: Hemming Jeans
I have successfully hemmed three pair of jeans with iron-on tape. They have been through three washings with no sign of coming apart. It takes two minutes per leg and is not bulky. Simply cut off an inch or whatever you want, turn the hem up 1/2 inch or so...

 

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Using a Scarf as a Decoration at the Head of the Bed?
Buy three unfinished 30" table "legs" at Home Depot, around three dollars each. Attach them to the wall over your bed in a triangle as you indicated that you did (one each at bed edge about 3' high over the mattress, the third one 10-14" higher), drape the...

 

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Where Can I Buy Inexpensive Work Jeans and Slacks?
Goodwill has jeans for .99 cents at the end of each month. They need $$$$, you need stuff. A win-win situation. Go there, buy, enjoy.

 

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Advice On Opening and Financing a Small Business
SA has a program called KIVA which will fund your start up business.

 

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Remedy for Acne
Go to the drug store and buy a jar of Stridex. It is moistened pads of salicylic acid. After washing your face each night, pat all over with a pad. You will be surprised that the acne spot will dry up after a day or two. Cost around $5.

 

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Fixing a Wobbly Ceiling Fan?
Go to Home Depot and buy balance tabs which come in the ceiling fan box. Stick one to each blade (on top) until you get the right balance. Or cut some tabs out of cardboard or duct tape a washer to the blade. easy fix, just try one on each blade until it balances...

 

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Use Sock as Pot Holder
Yes, I especially like men's heavy socks like red wing. I don't even own a regular pot holder! Glad you thought to share this idea. My kids think I am silly! Lilac: buy new socks at dollar tree. Less expensive than a quality pot holder.

 

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Remedies for Post Nasal Drip
Forget the Neti pot, too messy. Use NeilMed. Just squeeze the bottle into one nostril after inserting a packet of solution and warm water. It will return out the other nostril bringing out the "stuff" with it. Wonderful. Make it your daily routine.

 

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Clean Pots and Pans with Glass Brush
What is a "glass brush"? How does it differ from a bottle brush? Never heard of a "glass brush". Thanks!

 

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Glass Jars for Food Storage
I do the same thing but place a small square of clear plastic wrap atop the jar before screwing the lid on for extra sealant. I keep lots of square sizes in a drawer for easy use on any size jar. Foods keep weeks longer, especially leftovers.

 

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Toddler With Diarrhea
Give her a cookie with coconut in it. As an adult, I eat a few flakes of coconut or sprinkle it on my cereal but a toddler might not eat that as easily as a cookie like a macarron. A natural remedy.

 

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Organization Ideas For Small Bedroom?
I live in a beautiful penthouse, only 450 sq. ft.! I bought ELFA basket storage system from Container Store and placed them in a closet eliminating the need to use a normal bedroom dresser. My closet is half baskets and half hanging space. Baskets systems can...

 

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Reducing the Cost of Feeding a Family
Please, please advise folks of the uselessness of those silly "use-by dates" on foods. Manufacturers admit it is a marketing ploy for the grocer to have a sale so more product can be delivered to the store. An article, I believe it was on 60 Minutes, stated...

 

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Lick Your Fingers to Open Plastic Bags
I lick a tiny spot on the bag top edge near the perforation then rub.together. The manner in which the dispenser holds the bag precludes anyone has touched the bag in that spot. Perhaps a machine roller did touch it but that is harmelss.

 

Eliminating Food Waste

Eliminating Leftovers and Food Waste
Most wasted food money in the USA is the misunderstood "best used by" dates. These dates are set by marketing gurus designed to urge grocers to place items on sale, thus causing a re-order to the manufacturer. Canned goods are "forever" unless punctured. 60...

 

Eliminating Food Waste

Eliminating Leftovers and Food Waste
Fools who pay attention to "best by due dates" are being conned by marketing gurus who use this gimmick to get grocers to place their items on "sale" so a re-order can happen. 60 Minutes recently had a 20 minute segment "Americans throw away 4 billion dollars...

 

Eliminating Food Waste

Eliminating Leftovers and Food Waste
Any family member refusing to eat anything put on the table, should be assigned the chore of cooking for the family for two months. Add: do the dishes, too!

 

My Frugal Life: Stay Out of Stores
What are "cottage cheese patties?"

 

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Drying Freezer Bags
I hang my washed baggies upside down on the side of my refrigerator with a magnet inside. The bag hangs open and quickly dries.

 

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Use Junk Mail to Mark Dates on Cans
Marivan is right. Manufacturers date their cans simply to tell the grocer to "mark down and have a sale so we can sell you more". It is a money thing.

 

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Use Junk Mail to Mark Dates on Cans
Dates on canned foods have nothing to do with what is inside. It is a deceptive way of selling more product by reducing the price and creating a need for the grocer to reorder.

 

Uses for Bacon Grease

Uses for Bacon Grease
Best of theses foodie comments on bacon: add bacon grease to hot spinach with salt and pepper. Yummy!

 

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How To Create A Monthly Budget For...
Being single, I buy myself a grocery store gift card, $150 at a time, and make it stretch for a month. Budget? Indeed!

 

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My Frugal Life: Cooking For One
After living "the good life" on the Pacific Ocean beach for 13 years, I discovered that we Americans do not need 90% of our "stuff". I sold everything, felt free for the first time in 70 years. Now, at 80, I live on $600 per month in downtown Paradise, in a...

 


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