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Frugal Tips: Keep Your House Cozy This Winter

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This video tutorial shows you several ways that you can make your house more comfortable and save money this winter. Read more…

Make Your Own Inexpensive Laundry Soap

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The title of this video is “Make YEARS worth of laundry detergent for about FIVE BUCKS!”, and while I think the five bucks is closer than the years, I will say that you can make a sizable amount of detergent for very little money. And as a side benefit, it’s much more natural than the more expensive brand detergents you’ll find on the market.

Ingredients include a couple of bars of soap, a box of washing soda, a box of borax, and water. Check out the video for the measurements and instructions on how to make your own detergent.

Winterize: How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

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As the days get shorter, your to-do list just seems to get longer. One of the big things on it is getting your house ready for winter. Winterizing your home can not only make you more comfortable this winter, it can also save you a considerable amount of money on energy costs. Taking proper care of your home now can protect you from some of the damage that winter can inflict on it. It also will make your homestead a lot safer for your family.

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Winterizing may seem to be a daunting task, but getting your house ready for winter should really only take you a weekend, if that. Plan it out right and you can winterize and still manage to get in some fall fun. Use the following guide to make sure that you’re ready for winter, both inside and out.
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Report: Special Washer and Dryer Features to Avoid

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If you’re in the market for a new washer or dryer, the lure of special features can be a strong one. Not so fast, says Consumer Reports. Their recent report looks at five features that are not really worth the effort, or the money, including:

Special cycles. Thirty-three cycles and counting, that’s how many we’ve seen on some washers in our labs. Think about the fabrics you wash and the problems you’re trying to solve. For example, to kill allergens such as dust mites the wash water needs to be about 127 degrees F for 12 minutes. So check the manufacturer’s claims and keep in mind that the basic cycles and settings can handle most washing needs.

Source: Yahoo! News

Saving Money While Staying Cool

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When it gets hot, you naturally want to cool down, and the easiest way to do that is to flick on the AC and just chill. It’s also the most expensive way to cool down. The following tips will help you to beat the heat without spending a ton of cash to do it.

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Tiny House Movement Heats Up

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While housing starts and sales in the country are still lagging terribly, one segment of the housing market is thriving: tiny houses. Read more…

Instead of paper towels use

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If you go through a lot of paper towels, you could be saving a ton of money per year by going with something more durable and washable. Read more…

Keep Your Closets Closed to Save on Heat

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It’s often the littlest things — or the smallest square footage — that can add up to savings. Read more…

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