Over the past year of owning my own home, I’ve come to realize a few things. First, I wake up every morning feeling empowered, knowing that I have a piece of property that is all my own. Second, my home is a constant work-in-progress and there seems to be another bump in the road every day. And lastly, those bumps cost money. I no longer have the amenity of a maintenance man on-call for any issue that arises.
By the end of the month, I don’t have much money left over to spend on plumbers, air conditioning experts, or electricians; my old maintenance man encompassed all of those things…free of charge. So I’ve had to learn a few tricks of the trade to help me get by, and my new skill sets have actually helped me save a bit of money.
I will be sharing a few of my home repair tricks below. These are common issues for home owners, and can all be fixed without calling an electrician or plumber. Plus, once you become comfortable with your appliances, it becomes easier to work on them. Read the rest of this entry »
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It’s because I’m an extreme couponer, that I always have an abundance of grocery items in my home. Canned goods, bathroom tissue, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste, cereal – everything I can get for my home at a fraction of the original price.
I get so many items for free or pennies on the dollar, that I would be crazy not to stock up on these things. Things that my family uses on a regular basis.
No, this is not hoarding. This is stockpiling, and here is why I believe that YOU also need a stockpile in your home:
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Couponing used to so simple. You clipped the coupon from the Sunday paper and used it that week at the grocery store for face value. Oh how times have changed! Now you have to know when to use them and when to hold them. You have to understand the grocery store rules, games and tricks. You have…
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One way to make mail lucrative and fun is to fill your inbox with rebate checks. Every year I send away for reimbursement of money paid for products, wait the 30, 60, 90+ days, and then receive a check ranging anywhere from $3.00 to $75…
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