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Reusing Egg CartonsI would never have thought to use empty egg cartons for ice trays. You can make ice using an egg carton, same way as you use your trays. The ice forms in a neat shape, larger then usual trays.

 

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Always Remember Your Own PenWhile watching the Health Channel, I saw pens have as many germs as a public restroom, spreading anything from flu, cold germs, and even skin viruses from one to another unknowing person.

 

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Tips for Organizing Your ClosetI have too many clothes, well, some think so. I love buying at thrift stores, consignment shops, and clearance racks. The problem is they get lost in a closet that should have enough room.

 

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Indoor Winter Air TipsIt's winter way before most expected it. However there's still time to help your cold body, dry skin, and other winter issues that are always there when it gets colder outside. Your source of heat is the other.

 

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Saving Money on Healthy FoodI have a restricted diet. I admit sometimes it get boring to eat the same type of food so I have been trying to change it up some lately. Summer is the perfect season to get fruits and veggies, but even frozen things can be fresh.

 

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Saving Water is ImportantI lived where saving water was very important. The city had only one source of water. If the lake from which it came was low, no water. So yes, I learned of the water police; they watch, fine, and can even put a lien on your property.

 

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Dealing with Frizzy HairFrizzy hair is a challenge but shouldn't be the decision maker of what kind of day you are going to have. A good hair trim is where to start. Every 6 - 8 weeks the ends need to be trimmed.

 

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Family Fun Without Spending Much MoneySpending less on entertainment had become a way of life. Being a single mom, working with "hungry" football players, homeschooling; and all of that before the economy went crazy.

 

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Use Furniture Spray To Keep Shower CleanAfter years of trying every product advertised, I still couldn't find a way to keep the shower clean and mildew free. Nothing worked well except for me scrubbing every week.

 

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Extending the Life of Razor BladesWherever you live, razors are left in an environment of heat, humidity, wet, and steamy air. If you look closely at your razor, it is most likely either molded or rusty.

 

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Tips for Cold Prevention And TreatmentI can't tell you how many people, either in my life or on Facebook, have already been struck down this year with a cold; not just a sneeze, but really ill. So here we go again; what do we do, is there anything?

 

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Save on Your Gym MembershipGyms are expensive. If you have a membership, USE IT. Nothing's worse than wasting money, and not using what many people would love having extra for.

 

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Read Labels and Avoid Marketing SchemesI, like so many other woman, will try almost anything. Then I noticed companies are betting on just that! Shaving cream for one example: it softens, has aloe or tons of other promises. Maybe they do, but is it worth the extra money you pay for it?

 

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Wearing Jewelry With Swollen JointsHaving some problems with swollen joints can be a problem on certain days. Some tasks are harder than others. I have found a couple that work in these times.

 

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Fixing a Squeaky Office ChairEverybody in your office will be annoyed at a squeaky office chair, if it's yours at home you will be annoyed. Either way let's fix it. It's easier than you would think.

 

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Spring Cleaning Made EasierSeems most everyone is spring cleaning this time of the year. Even for someone like me who keeps up on things, this is the time to do things forgotten or put off. Most of these things we all do. Organization is the key here.

 

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Donating Clothes And Household Items To CharitiesCharities should be a no-brainier, it seems everyone who reads ThriftyFun shops or has shopped at thrift stores. It makes you wonder if as many people give back to these charities.

 

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Improving Less Expensive FurnitureWe all know buying furniture at Goodwill or any thrift store will save us money. Not everyone has the time to find these precious few pieces. I watch so many shows on decorating, then put my twist on it.

 

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Getting Rid of Bad Odors in the FridgeClear out everything, throw away any left overs, wash any containers that hold odor, all fruit, opened packages will and have absorbed the odor you want to get rid of.

 

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Sharing Laundry Facilities With OthersI share a washer/dryer with 4 other families. Since I love where I live, I had to learn several tips to make life easier as well as more affordable. Some you can use in your house saving money, life of the clothing and saving time.

 

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Keeping Vegetables and Fruit CrisperI had a problem with my cucumbers going bad faster than I thought they should but I wasn't sure why. They started smelling like they were being pickled, when saved in a container and sliced ready for my next snack.

 

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Removing Makeup And Caring For Your SkinEven if you don't wear a lot of make up, you need to make sure you remove all of it and do so safely. Mascara can be removed with a cold cream product like Ponds. Be very careful what you put near your eyes.

 

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Saving Money to Go on VacationIt's hard in any budget to save money, even if you make what is considered a good income, there seems to never be enough. Nothing is left over, especially for vacation. It's the time in all our lives when we have to make exceptions and get crafty without thinking day to day.

 

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Use Homemade Astringent and Mask for AcneStart by cleaning your face. I use glycolic cleaner, it's non-irritating and helps clean pores out. A mixture of cinnamon and lime or lemon juice is excellent after washing your face.

 

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