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Treating Bleach Spots and Stains
As the queen of mending, here's another sneaky tip. If there are discolorations, such as bleach spots on your clothing, you can "mend" them by trying to fill in the bleached spot with various coloring methods.
Preserve Leaves With Hair Spray
You can preserve colorful autumn leaves easily by spraying them on both sides with heavy duty hair spray! I did that, put them on twigs with wire - added nuts and other pods.
Using Cold Black Tea for Skin Irritation
When I have allergic rashes and all else fails for relief, I use cold black tea compresses! This is especially good for around the eyes where most other remedies are too harsh!
Learn About Your Equipment From Repairmen
The gas man just came to look at my vintage gas stove, which we had restored. Even though I have had it for years, by watching him and asking questions, I learned a lot I didn't know about my stove and its care.
Use Spray Glue And Fabric To Cover Worn Upholstery
Think of spray glue as a help with spiffing up your upholstery! My husband used spray glue to glue the tapestry placemats that I had decided to use as sort of antimacassars in a contrasting pattern.
Have a Dollar Store Budget
Even when I go to the dollar store, (or should I say, especially when I go to the dollar store) I make sure I count the items in my basket to make sure I am within my budgeted amount.
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Check For Library Fines Before Moving
If you are moving and you and/or your children use the public library, check to see all your fines are paid. The public libraries are strapped for $ and are sending people with overdue accounts to collections!
Travel Tips for Hollywood, CA
Old Hollywood is all around you in downtown Hollywood. Avoid the tours and take a walking tour down Hollywood Blvd. from Sunset and Vine to Hollywood and Highland and then take in Grauman's Chinese Theater and the footprints. There are now signs which give you a self-guided tour down the street.
The Benefits Of Solid Wood Furniture
Moving again and I find myself touching up the finishes of our furniture pieces. Because they are old solid hardwoods, a bit of fine sandpaper and some furniture polish/oil touches up the nicks nicely.
Emergency Hemming With Staples
I bought a last minute pair of thrift shop jeans when I found I went off for a weekend without them. New $5 - good deal. But they were too long and I didn't have needle and thread with me.
Employ Thrifty Ingenuity
Thinking about it, it seems to me that the greatest thrifty tip is employing ingenuity! If you have a household problem, look at the conventional way of tackling it (which probably costs lots of money), and then try to turn it around to a more frugal option.
Experimental Decorating With What You Have
I have a friend who is relocating for her new job and doesn't want to bring anything with her - or even buy new furniture, as she doesn't know how long she will be there. If I were her, I would use it as a chance to do some cheap experimental decorating.
Reusing Nespresso Pods
Use Placemats as Modern Furniture "Doilies"
Tanning Lotion as Leather Shoe Polish
Use Plastic Bags for Drink Holder
Make a Festive Box Clutch
Make a Sock Bun for Your Hair
Use Coffee to Keep Away Mosquitoes
Use Foam Packing Material as a Car Seat Backest
Updating Plain Necklaces with Homemade Pendants
Hair Cutting Tricks
Use Crowdfunding Sites to Help with Medical Bills
Use Homemade Mod Podge for Crafts
Low-Cost Living Room/Home Office
Restoring Vintage Jewelry
Recycle Elastic From Underwear
Plastic Bags as Emergency Toilet
Removing Stains in Suede
Reuse Air Cleaner Filters
Cover Clothing Stains With Paint
Bamboo Skewer For Round Knitting Looms
Hairspray And Newspaper Gift Wrapping
Motivating Your Walks
Make Your Own Gift Bags
Re-using Printer Paper
Folgers' Coffee Can Christmas Art
Thrift Shop Holiday Items
Holiday Pine Boughs Instead Of A Tree
Reviving Drooping Roses
Baby Wipes to Spot Clean Clothes
Rejuvenate Hard Bread in the Microwave
Embellishing Dollar Store Costume Items
Repairing Costume Jewelry
Adjust Those Bras with Bra Extenders
Using Iron On Patches
Tips For Matching Thread
Refreshing Wipes and Keeping Them Moist
My Frugal Life: Every Which Way to Save
Dusting Powder for Greasy Hair
Baby Shampoo For Makeup Remover
Reselling Antiques and Collectibles
Replacing Broken Stems on Cut Flowers
Recycle Bubble Wrap And Packing Materials
Value from Alternate Classic Brands
Free Educational Materials on the Internet
Wearing Costume Jewelry With a Nickle Allergy
Read What Is Interesting to You
Cheap Exercise Ball
Basic History from Historical Movies
Create Beachy Hair
Sand Paper as Nail File
Disinfecting Old Hats And Shoes
Homemade Stringed Instrument Hangers
Reshape Summer Straw Hats
Close Small Spray Bottle With Pin
Use Stray Earrings As Charms
Bagged Shredded Cabbage for Slaw and More
Use Metallic Elastic for Jewelry
Rocks for the Garden
Fix Garden Statue with Toothpaste
Reuse Lenses From Broken Reading Glasses
Frugal Chain Necklace
Petroleum Jelly to Remove Tar
Fix Rhinestone Jewelry with Missing Stones
Paperclip to Hang Towels
Keep Laptop From Overheating
Reshaping Old Glasses
Aspirin Paste for Antiperspirant Stains
Link: Give Kids A Smile
Link: Online Instrument Tuner
Knifty Knitter Headbands
Help for a Tight Bra
Frugal and Green Ways to Wrap Last Minute Gifts!
Refresh Old Holiday Decorations
Money Saving Tips for Christmas Decorations
Write Directions in Large Print
Research Silver and Silverplate Marks
Use Tissue Box To Store Plastic Bags
Link: Glam Up Your Shoes:
Use Baby Oil To Treat Wood Furniture
Buy Electronics and Computer Gear at Thrift Stores
Make Your Own Percussion Instruments
Jazz Up Inexpensive Items
Use Alcohol to Break In Shoes
New Life For An Old Lampshade
Make Your Mattress Last Longer
Making Distressed Jeans
Ask For Reimbursement For Damages
Designer Names at Thrift Shops
Use Parasol in Summer
Touch Up Paint With Liquid Paper
Uses for Bagged Shredded Cabbage
Watch For Semi-Precious Stones In Jewelry
Shoes Should Be In Pairs
Get Rid of Extra Stuff in Home
Use Bubble Wrap To Increase Tub's Water Level
Vintage Items as an Investment
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