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  1. Frugal Living
    Heard this on the news Americans keeping their cars longer. I thought good then they went on to say the all time high was 6 years. This surprised me because I thought keeping cars 10 years was common. Maybe I was raised more frugal then I thought. Hubby and I have a 2001 vehicle (bought it...
  2. Stockpiling
    and/or pantry: boxed stock. I had a partial box in the fridge and needed some tonight. I had no idea when we opened it, usually we mark it, but hadn't, so out it went. I went to the pantry pulled down the next box of stock and my hand came away wet? There was a soft spot on the box that was...
  3. General Chat
    ~I replaced my running shoes this week and was very disappointed to see that New Balance shoes are now made in China and Vietnam. There was one pair of the 9 NB types that said made in US but none in my size. I think you can still get made in USA sneaks online but how do you do that without...
  4. Just Tips
    I don't think I can wait 6 months in between washing my jeans, but the other tips for keeping clothes are good, and the suggestions for produce are sensible, too: 10 tips for making your stuff last longer
  5. General Chat
    hi my oldest starts kindergarten this year!!.wow time sure flies i wanted to know where and how you save money while shopping for school clothes? where to do you go? how much do you usually spend? how many pieces..pants, tops, shoes..5 each? M-F? khackis? jeans? shorts?..im at a loss..=l...
  6. Soups and Stews
    When I make veggie soup and it starts to run a little low in the pot and we still want more I add a box of cheap macronni to it. We love it and we get a few more servings from it.
  7. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Have you found a great container, wrap, or gadget that helps keep your foods fresh longer? Throwing spoiled or rotting foods in the garbage is like burning money in the fireplace to me, but sometimes it still happens and I want to put a stop to it to the extent that I can. I find my food saver...
  8. General Chat
    so what essentials have you been able to completely eliminate buying because you have come up with a cheaper, more frugal or even free alternative to the item.... what are the items you no longer buy and what are the alternatives to replace them.... for me no more buying of: kitchen trash...
  9. Family
    The first post was about my fil blaming us for the divorce of bil and psycho. We were allowed to hear that (and a lot of other verbal abuse) last weekend. On Thursday evening I got a phone call from my fil. He was in tears. My mil had fallen off her bike (yes, she's 80 and still goes around on...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Due to economic cutbacks, I will be losing my part-time job because they are doing away with my department. I am actually trying very hard to secure a position within the same company in a different department that would be more hours and better pay but I am not counting on anything. I went...
  11. Health and beauty
    In April 1999, I had an accident. I fell while on rollerblades, in motion, and dislocated my right shoulder so bad that it popped out three different ways. I went to various doctors and was finally diagnosed with MDI (multidirectional instability). With my frame being very loose, it was...
  12. Just Tips
    Makes one cup. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt
  13. Pregnancy
    Well this will most likely be my last week of work til sometime in April. Since my appointments are on Wed. though I may work thur Wed. the 4th depending on this next Dr.s appointment. It would be nice to have a few day's off to do last minute things with this one since I didn't have that...
  14. Just Tips
    My Grandma turned me on to this trick. Take celery stalk out of the plastic bag in comes in and wrap in in foil. It will stay fresh and crisp for a long time. I have had mine in the fridge for over two weeks and it is as fresh as the day I bought it. Also my Dad taught me if your celery is...
  15. Just Tips
    My mothers words were in my thoughts today about how to make your clothes last longer. We dry VERY little of our clothes (and usually only for 5-10 minutes to get the wrinkles out first and THEN hang everything on hangers to dry), we have my grandmothers HUGE wooden drying bars which we hang ALL...
  16. Just Tips
    just wrap them in a paper towel.:clap:
  17. Just Tips
    Don't leave them in a bunch. Pull them apart. Left together if one starts going bad it affects the rest of the bunch.
  18. General Chat
    I just want to say thank you to the few great villagers that have been sending me their expired coupons for quite some time now! Thank you so much for helping me help others! After much thought, I have finally decided to no longer send expired coupons to my adopted overseas base... :(...
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