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  1. Question and Answer
    Am jumping off from a thread about rolling blackouts. Has anyone used a car battery in an emergency to run a household fan. I am just thinking I should be prepared in case the electric goes out and it is crazy hot outside. I need ac due to health and thought this might be an idea. Any...
  2. Preparedness and Survival
    There's got to be tons of useful information in this download http://modernsurvivalonline.com/Files/general%20survival/1881_Household_Cyclopedia.pdf
  3. General Chat
    I ordered this book tonight through the Books are fun at the high school, so hopefully I get to contribute helpful hints :) Also got a birthday or Christmas gift for my MIL there too..
  4. General Chat
    25 Household Uses For Borax - DIY Life This is definitely an article worth reading. Hubby just found it on internet. He found it impressive and he isn't into any that stuff.
  5. Household notebooks and home manuals
    We're moving in 2 weeks and I found a good binder today in one of the many boxes of our stuff that I've been going through. The binder already had at least 2" worth of page protectors (probably 200 page protectors!!!) so after I finish patting myself on the back for finding it, I'm going to...
  6. Green Living
    Anyone here tried the 'Method' or 'Seventh Generation' eco cleaning products? Are they just as strong as the nasty smelling chemicals? Do you need to put more elbow into it when using these? The reviews I've found all say the same thing...smells great, pleasant to use and works but not as well...
  7. Household notebooks and home manuals
    Hello all I am a full time working mom with two little boys and a full schedule of things that we can't keep straight. I love the household notebook idea but a lot of the articles and research I have done they have been adapted to SAHM's. Does anyone have any ideas or resources to help me best...
  8. Home Environment
    Do you have a one-time job you should have done by now but just keep procrastinating? Or routine tasks that you find yourself putting off all the time? What are some of the projects that you keep avoiding? Maybe we can motivate each other to just get them done. I have a piece of baseboard...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100216/household_debt_100216/20100216?hub=TopStoriesV2 How does this compare to other countries in the world? We have the mortgage and about $10k in debt, with 3/4 of that being the loan from the inlaws (we just paid $600 onto that...
  10. Household notebooks and home manuals
    Ok, I've decided that I *have* to make some order out of the chaos that are my household binders. I have food data, recipes, seasonal calendars, weight to volume and other measurement conversions, a price book, coupons, and coupon tracking files, bibliography, cookbook indexes, etc. All in a...
  11. General Chat
    I asked a couple of weeks ago what may have been on a 1900 grocery list and I actually found one...INTERESTING...Take care and God bless. http://www.bmagic.org.uk/objects/1981F98/images/112112
  12. Frugal Canadians
    So I was talking to my brother, a businessman, last night. He claims the average Canadian household spends $5000/mth. (!!!) to keep things going. I just about died. Are any of you close to that? That includes debt etc. We fork over $2600/mth to run our household, and I think that's...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Besides mortgage/rent, taxes, bills (utilities, water, trash, phone, TV, internet), charity/tithe, and insurance what categories are needed to keep the house running and the people in it happy and healthy? Here is what I have come up with so far: Food personal care stuff and medicine (including...
  14. Household notebooks and home manuals
    This is from a member of another board I am apart of. But I checked with her and she said it was ok to share. I just had too! I think that a lot of you will find this useful, as did I. http://elizalives.blogspot.com/2008/10/home-organization-binder-novel.html
  15. Question and Answer
    I live on the most pathetic income you can imagine. I have cut all bills down to only rent, home phone no frills, and electric. I have no debt so that helps. All that leaves me is food and house hold items wich I am constantly running out of and unable to buy. If any one has the knowledge of how...
  16. Household notebooks and home manuals
    Does anyone use their computer as their household notebook? I am trying to simplify and have a household notebook but would like to change it over to the computer. Any suggestions?
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    My dad cleared his house out a few months ago and last weekend (Labor Day) I helped him vacuum and carpet clean his rugs/dry swiffer and scrub the walls and baseboards of each room, washed the curtains, and murphy oil mopped his hardwood floors. Three days of this resulted in a very clean and...
  18. General Chat
    I'm just curious. My neighbors and I were discussing this and found that he and I were pretty unique in how we split up the household chores. Most of our neighbors split the chores along the traditional "gender" roles. The men do the yardwork, take out the garbage, etc. The women do the...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    How do you guys split the bills with your spouse or SO. Do you pool all your money together or each pay a portion of each bill? I ask this since up until about a year ago my fiance and I pooled our money together and just paid all expenses from a joint checking account. This wasn't that...
  20. Home Environment
    I have a category in my budget called "household" and basically it's for the stuff you need to run a household. Some is for the house itself, some for cleaning clothes or people, and some is HBA but I include it as part of the household stuff. Basically it's anything you need to stock in a...
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