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Make your own safe air freshener at an affordable price
Jul. 22, 2014
Making your own air freshener is easy and affordable. Typically, commerical air fresheners have toxic chemicals which have been linked to headaches, sinus infections, and asthma attacks.
I purchased all of these ingredients at WalMart. The fragrance I chose was linen which I found with the candles was only $.97 for the 25ml. The distilled water was $.88 for the gallon. The spray bottle was $.98. The rubbing alcohol was $1.96. Although buying these ingredients is more expensive than purchasing a commerically made air freshener, I can make many more times what I get in the commercial products saving me money in the long run.
Pour 2 cups of distilled water, 2 cups of rubbing alcohol, and 3 drops of oil into the spray bottle. You can choose any fragrance that suits your taste. A few sprays and you have a fresh room without the toxic chemicals. And you saved money in the process. Have a HOPtastic day!!
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Jul. 11, 2014
Did you know that dryer sheets can create a film over the dryer's mesh lint screen. And a build up of that film can cause the heating unit to burn out or catch fire. Luckily, there is a test you can do to check your dryer's mesh lint screen.
Take your dryer's mesh lint screen and run water over it. If water runs through, then your dryer's mesh lint screen is in good shape. But if the
May. 13, 2014
If you have wondered about those dates on your food, it can be confusing. Sell by? Use by? Best if used by? The date stamp mystery is broken down for you according to the USDA as a frugal living resource for the Frugal Froggie Fan.
"Sell by" This food item can be good for 2 to 3 days after the date. Milk and yogurt can last up to a week after &
Apr. 22, 2014
I grew up that you didn't throw away batteries. Ever. Even today I am not sure what to do with batteries. After some research, I found that the concern with throwing away batteries was that they contained mercury in them. At this point, manufacturers have removed mercury from alkaline batteries. After speaking to Interstate Battery, they actually said there is nothing recyclable
Apr. 03, 2014
For those shoppers that always buy store brands thinking they are saving money that may not always be the case. If a national brand is on sale, it can sometimes be for less than a store brand. If that national brand also has a coupon, then you can usually save money buying a national brand instead of the store brand. And if you can afford it, then it is good time to purchase a la
Mar. 31, 2014
How many appliances do you leave plugged in when they are not in use? Did you know that leaving things plugged in even while they are turned off costs you money? Also called Phantom Power, things lilke toasters, curling irons, washing machines, and dryers have electricity waiting in them in case you use them even though they are off and not in use.
Unplugging things can
Mar. 27, 2014
For many of us, we see Gluten-Free on our food labels without really understanding why that it is there. Gluten is a protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, and barley. The protein can have negative effects on people with Celiac Disease. On August 2, 2013, the FDA established a new standard on how gluten-free is defined. According to FDA.gov, “This ne
Mar. 25, 2014
So eggs can last up to 5 weeks past the label date. But are you really sure they are still good? A good rule of thumb on eggs is the float test. Get a bowl of water and carefully put the egg in the water. If the egg sinks and lies flat on its side, then it is very fresh and it is good. If it goes to the bottom but it is standing upright, the egg is still good to eat.&n
Mar. 24, 2014
You might think that buying the biggest package gets you the best overall price but if you do the math buying the biggest size is not always the best deal. For example, Gain liquid detergent is sold in 4 different sizes which are as follows:
25 loads which costs $4.97 a bottle,
32 loads which costs $5.97 a bottle,
64 loads which costs $9.97 a bottle,
Mar. 20, 2014
Trivia: William Blackstone built a machine in 1874 that cleaned clothes as a birthday present for his wife. Washing machine tip: Did you know that detergent can leave a residue in your washing machine preventing it from cleaning as well as you would like. To remove any residue left over by your detergent, run your washing machine without laundry and a cup of distilled white
Mar. 11, 2014
Got a waffle iron that is tearing up your Sunday morning waffles? If you need qucik fix, put a layer of wax paper in between the plates of the waffle iron for a few minutes while it heats up. The wax will be transferred to the plates allowing you to save the morning waffles. Although not a permanent fix, it can hold you until you buy a new one. Have a HOPtastic day!!
Mar. 10, 2014
So you decide to make some cookies with the kids. You grab the brown sugar and it is HARD. Do I run to the store and get more? Throw away the brown sugar? Here is a way to soften the brown sugar and save your money.
A quick way to soften the brown sugar is to wrap the brown sugar in aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 300 degrees. Another way t