Install a fireplace insert to save money on your heating bill. Save even more by collecting free wood from companies that fall trees.
This is probably obvious to many, but I can’t be the only one to make this mistake, so hopefully I’ll help others like myself.
Even if you are a generally clean adult and don’t wet the bed, it’s a fact of life that unprotected mattresses are bound to end up discolored and gross from sweat, dead skin cells, cat throw-up, etc.
A mattress cover will protect the actual mattress and unlike the mattress can be washed or replaced many times before reaching cost of a new mattress. This will save you lots of money in the long run by majorly extending the life of your mattress.
Grow the cabbage….Harvest the head for sauerkraut, but leave the main body & roots intact…Voila! More wee buds appear. Of course this depends on how long growth season is.
Over time your towels can get flat and the fabric can get hard and scratchy. There’s an easy way to restore the life back in your towels.
Instead of the usual detergent, use 1 cup of vinegar with hot water. Run your towels a second time with hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Your towels will be more fresh and absorbent.
Overspending on Gas and Oil – Don’t use premium fuel if the auto manufacturer says regular is just fine. Same with flex fuel over regular. Your vehicle doesn’t need an oil change every 3000 miles.
Note: some of these are free versions of pay-for software.
I know some of these are somewhat common but I included them anyway.
According to commenters, here are some alternatives to the listed programs:
VLC Media Player -> MPC-HC
WinRAR -> 7zip
Gyazo -> puush
Tixati -> Deluge
Fraps -> OBS
Making things yourself not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it lets you know where your products are coming from and exactly what’s in it.
You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products all in very simple ways.
Get a few small empty jars, like those for jam or baby food, or some shallow bowls. Put 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the bottom. Swirl in several drops of liquid soap. Leave the jar lids off (some people put the lid back on and punch holes in it so the bugs can still get in, but not out). Put the jars or bowls on your kitchen counter or wherever you see the most flies. The flies will be drawn to the smell of the apple cider, but once they land in the mixture, the soap will make it impossible for them to escape. Trust me, these non-toxic traps work like a dream. I set them out one night and the next morning, all the pests were in the bowl of cider!
Here’s a natural mouthwash recipe using only filtered water and essential oils. Super easy and you can use peppermint, orange, lemon, lime… no need to boil it and it stores indefinitely. 10 drops essential oil mixed with 2 cups filtered water. Put in a dark bottle to store. Shake before use.
These foods when placed in water will re-grow. A great way to get more for your money.