How to Save Money Around the House

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Like many of you, I was brought up by a very practical mother who hated to waste money and loved to find new ways to scrimp. As a result, I am a household cheapskate and proud of it! Here are some simple tips that can help stretch your family’s hard-earned dollars just a little further.

Everyday Penny-Pinching Hints

Maximize your morning cup
Instead of throwing out used coffee grounds, leave half in the filter, then add half of the freshly ground coffee for a second pot.

Travel tip
Instead of replacing my travel-size tube of toothpaste, I refill it from my regular tube: I simply hold the nozzle of the big tube against the small one and slowly squeeze.

Paper saver
To save on fax paper, use both sides for cover sheets (or cut one sheet in half). (more…)

10 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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I’m always looking at ways to save money. In addition to using coupons, here are some other ways I save money:

1. Hang clothes to dry.

I use a shower curtain rod wedged between two walls in my hallway to hang clothes straight from the washer.

2. Use cold water to wash your clothes.

Hot water is a big energy drainer. Use cold water as often as possible to do your laundry, this will really save on your electricity bill. (more…)

5 Surprising Tips for Saving Money at Home

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If you’re trying to stretch your paycheck a little further these days, you’re not alone. With prices rising on everything from food to fuel oil, it seems like everyone is looking for new ways to save. Once you’ve covered the obvious cutbacks, like brewing coffee at home, packing your own lunch and saying goodbye to the premium cable package, it may seem like your only recourse is to search for a second job. But with a little creativity, you can find plenty of other ways to save money at home. It’s true that some might require a bit of sacrifice, but the payoff can be huge, and you don’t have to turn to extreme couponing to reap significant savings. Here are our five surprising tips for saving money at home. (more…)

Green Money-Saving Tips: Cheap Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly

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Last year, the median annual wage for an American was just over $26,000, the lowest number since 1999. With a slow-growing economy, plummeting incomes, and increasing national debt, environmental concerns are often put on the backburner.

Going green has frequently been stereotyped as expensive: Specialty produce at overpriced shops, expensive hybrid cars and top-of-the-line energy saving appliances are often not in the budget for the average American. Organic and all-natural foods can be more expensive than regular varieties, and hybrid cars can cost thousands of dollars more upfront than their gas-guzzling counterparts, says National Geographic. (more…)

40 Best Money Saving Decorating Ideas for Your Home

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One of the hardest facts about owning a home is that you can’t always afford how expensive your décor taste is! There are ways to cut corners, and still get fantastic ideas for your home.  Wouldn’t you love to find ways in your everyday life to save money and get wonderful décor ideas? Here are 40 of the best money saving décor ideas for your home. Best in this article means – everyday resources that are available to you – and easy for you to execute. (more…)