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  1. Utilities
    Our central air conditioner for the house is about 21 years old, it has been there since the house was built. We are thinking about replacing it but it is hard to take the plunge since it still works. But I think it is really inefficient, of course I guess I don't know for sure. But I keep our...
  2. Home Environment
    We've been in here not even three months and it's already starting! DH went to put in the new tap for the kitchen sink today and lo and behold, we found the laminate had rotted completely through. We had plans to replace the counter top in the next year or so, but now it's become priority...
  3. Question and Answer
    Ok so we have this couch that is about 5 yrs old looks great but HURTS your back to sit on, just no support from the springs or cushions anymore. Tried some partical board under cushions, made it like a park bench, tried a thick foam pad under cushions sorta worked for a while but not anymore...
  4. Frugal Living
    ~So I've been putting off replacing some things from my wardrobe and personal care items. My 6 year old cotton knit pj's are so broken in and comfy but have about 6 tiny holes throughout them. The waistband is getting holey too. My 4 year old sweatpants are coming apart at the seams. My hair...
  5. Home Environment
    Do you keep them forever or throw them out and replace them at regular intervals? Apparently a lot of dust mites and bacteria could accumulate inside your pillow. My kids have been sick a lot this past year and my youngest appears to be asthmatic (genetically inclined), so I've replaced...
  6. Automotive
    Hi Everyone, This morning I finally did it. Backing out of my apartment carport I hit the passenger side mirror on the pole. Cracked the mirror, pulled the outer part away slightly. The mirror is electric and still works. I'm wondering if they can just put a new mirror in and then seal the...
  7. Question and Answer
    We probably all have owned items that once the item breaks, you have no plans to replace it anytime soon and not just because of the cost to replace it. For example, we have cordless phones and they aren't the greatest. When these finally bite the dust, I doubt we'll replace them. We've...
  8. Automotive
    If I replace the transmission will I need to replace the eng as well? I don't think so. DH says that because of the new transmission I will have to replace the eng with in a yr anyway. So, I might as well do it all at once. I think he just wants me to buy something else. The only problem I...
  9. General Chat
    so $950 later, we have water pressure again. We had to have some work down on our water softner system in March and they mentioned to me that they thought the pump was going. We had set aside $1000 from a bonus dh got in the spring and it was nice to have it set aside to pay for it when the...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I use the envelope system. I don't carry my checkbook with me at all. The envelope system I use is paper, and they rip fairly easily. So, I came across this wallet on the Franklin Covey website, I used some of my Christmas money and ordered it. It is tabbed, and will be perfect to keep my...
  11. Appliances
    Last night, I was making brownies. I noticed when I was sitting in the living room that there was this huge flash of light, then went to check on the brownies. I noticed that the bottom heating element had some residue in one spot, and it was glowing bright red. It also was emitting sparks (sort...
  12. DIY
    DH and I have been putting off replacing the bathtub faucet for some time because of financial reasons. We've had a leaky one and after replacing the valve stem a few times, it's back to leaking. We had originally intended on replacing the bathtub faucet when we redid the entire bathroom (the...
  13. General Chat
    I was rear-ended today by the owner of the daycare my son goes to. The damage to my car is fairly minimal(some deep scratches to the bumper and gate on the hatchback, and slight loosening of the bumper), but I'm more concerned about the possible structural damage to the carseat. I called the...
  14. General Chat
    I am really surprised. I called all over pricing out the cost of having a zipper replaced in DD2's winter jacket. The going rate appears to be between $16 and $20. Just the materials are around $8. My Mom would be happy to fix it but she's in Arkansas. (Drat!) Today I was at the grocery...
  15. Home Environment
    Now it takes a long time before I replace furniture. It has to be pretty worn before I do and I make sure I can't repair it first. Not so years ago, I'd replace it at a drop of a hat.
  16. Frugal Living
    ...my vacuum cleaner, that is. I'm leaning toward replace, and here is why: I bought it refurbished 3.5 years ago. It cost me $80, while a comparible new model would've cost $120-$135. If I replace it, I will go back to the same repair shop and hopefully find another refurbished - I like...
  17. Automotive
    I ran over a big honking piece of concrete in the road and blew out my tire today. I doubt it's patchable, though I'll ask. Assuming it's not, what's the most frugal way to replace a tire? Thanks!
  18. Freebies
    If you received one of the demo disc that erased your memory card for PS2 this is good news for you!!! http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=57346 You can trade it for one of the following: Athens 2004 ATV Offroad Fury 3 Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec Hot Shots Golf Fore! MLB 2004 Parappa...
  19. Needle Arts
    http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=34089 Did they replace your hook for you? I went to Hobby Lobby today and bought myself some hooks. (they didn't have them available anymore in the sets) I got a G and a P and I also got myself a pair of the Crystallites in the...
  20. Health and beauty
    For me and probably for most of us, food is often comfort. From birth, food comforted us and its carried us through life when we have struggles, heck even when we celebrate we usually eat. When we meet with friends/family, we usually eat! So what are your plans to replace food? Will it be...
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