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The One-Month-Ahead System
This is an excellent idea, I did this myself quite by accident. When I became disabled there was a check for back payment. Knowing I would be on a fixed budget and knowing you cant keep a huge savings in the Social Security Disablity rules, I got myself caught...

 

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Using Glue When Scrapbooking or Making Cards
I learned this from another crafter, its a great use for old magazines, especially ones Ive cut images or pages out of, so they wouldnt work so well to be donated. Another book I use are the phone books we get all the time. We dont use them, but they work great...

 

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Getting Your Priorities Straight
I dont know of anyone in my family who wouldnt enjoy a massage, even my 12 year old. Great idea for birthdays or other occasions, thanks for jogging my mind! And yes, I just now realized, I could really use one myself, like you said, investing in my own well...

 

Cat Proofing the Sewing Room with Lattice

Cat Proofing the Sewing Room
Ive used a screen door, that way air still circulates and it looks cool. You can choose fancy or plain, I went with a very plain one, I always get compliments.

 

New drapes from flowered sheets.

New Drapes Out of Sheets
I learned this same tip many years ago from my Mom, there are so many things to use them for than just drapes. Ive made comforter covers, sofa or chair cushion covers, even shower curtains. When I go thrifting, I always check out the home goods section for...

 

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Microwave CDs For A Crackle Effect
When I crackle mine I get the best results by using unused cds. The paint on printed ones has terrible fumes. Plus using a new one makes a lovely crackle. I always put it in the microwave on top of a cup half full with water. Looks and sounds cool. Take it...

 

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Cover Your Paint Roller With Saran Wrap
Ive been covering my painting tray in store plastic bags, two, one put on in each direction, and additionally wrapping the roller in one as well. I put wet paint brushes in a Ziploc baggy with the air expelled, just sealed every where except where the paint...

 

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Clay to Support Glued Glass Pieces
Awesome solution, Ill be using this in the future! Great idea!

 

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Improving Self Confidence?
Okay, Im going to come at this from a different angle. Long story, short, is while I was in counseling/therapy, my therapist encouraged me to look outside of my situation. I thought about how I could do this and decided to volunteer at our local senior center...

 

My Frugal Life: Appreciate What You Have
This is an awesome post. I too have lived quite frugally, growing up and as an adult. It is so wonderful to hear of someone else speaking on appreciation and contentment within your means. Now that my husband and I are on a fixed income, I find it a joy, not...

 

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Protecting Your Sewing Scissors
I dont think its excessive either! I hate to find my sewing shears dont work right in the middle of trying to work on a project. I would definitely do this, and will be looking for a lock as well, great idea!

 

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Create a Work Club for Household Chores
What an awesome idea, I want a work club!

 

Being Thrifty or Frugal: The Big Picture

Being Thrifty or Frugal: The Big Picture
This article so speaks to me, especially about the part of being encouraged by humanity. We are indeed on one giant space ship hurtling through this universe, and if it is polluted, we all suffer. I nearly jumped for joy over this article, thanks and kudos...

 

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Rust Colored Stains on Refrigerator?
Barkeepers Friend is a brand I use on rust, on any surface, even fabric. Should work well made into a paste, allow to sit a bit, then elbow grease. Barkeepers Friend is near comet, etc.

 

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Removing Ink on Outside of Purse?
Ink usually comes off with alcohol, try a few wipes at it then blot, dont drench the purse though. Alcohol evaporates very quickly, so small amounts with blotting may be repeated until the stain is gone. Dont freak out if it bleeds at first, you may think youre...

 

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Making Pillow Cases from Worn Sheets
Great idea, I love this site and all the little posts for solutions, and I especially love that Ive found a community that is thrifty, repurposing is awesome!

 

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House Sitting Service During the Summer
Great to see such an enterprising young womans ideas, kudos to this young lady!

 

Removing CD from Laptop

Removing CD Stuck in Macbook
Awesome idea! I dont use the cd player in my car because occasionally this happens and Ive ruined them getting them out. I may take a chance and if it sticks give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

 

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