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Fun and Frugal Home and Garden Tips
By Monica Resinger
~ If you are in the middle of a painting project and need to stop for the
day, simply cover the tray, roller and brushes with a plastic bag and put into
the freezer rather than cleaning everything. Bring the covered tray out about
half hour before you begin painting the next day to allow it to 'defrost'.
~ Make an easy and cute bird bath; turn over a heavy planter, then put the
saucer on top as the water-holder. These can be painted decoratively or to
match the colors of your home.
~ Make a frugal wreath; visit your local thrift store and you'll find a
selection of used wreaths you can fix up by adding a bow and silk flowers (silk
flowers and other wreath decorations can also be found at thrift stores!).
~ To add color to your houseplants, poke a couple silk flower stems into the
~ To remove odors from anything, use straight vinegar. You can spray it on
walls, furniture (test an inconspicuous area first) or other items. Don't
worry about the vinegar odor because it dissipates along with the original odor.
~ One easy way to help improve your diet and save money at the same time is
to stop buying junk food! If it's not there, you won't eat it!
~ If you'd like to save money and you eat out a lot, rather than stopping
altogether, consider cutting back the number of times you eat out. For
if you eat out twice a week, eat out only once. This isn't very hard to do,
you still get to go out, and you'll save some money. Later on, you can cut
back even more.
~ Sometimes you can save money by grinding your own hamburger. If hamburger
is expensive, check out the chuck roast or steak prices; if they are a lot
less, get it instead. Then take it home, cut it into chunks that will fit in
your food processor or meat grinder and make your own! Another benefit of
this is that you know exactly what is in your ground beef!
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