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DIY Closet Organization Ideas

October 24, 2014 |

Not all of us are blessed with large closets. Even if we have decently sized closets, it can be a pain to organize and fit all of your shoes, clothes, accessories, and outerwear. Luckily, we have some easy solutions for creating a more fluid and organized space to plan your outfits and get dressed. Read More

Amazon Prime: Is it Worth it?

October 22, 2014 |

There is a lot of talk about Amazon Prime. Is it worth the membership costs? What are the perks? At our house, I do a fair amount of online shopping and sometimes wish I was getting the free two-day shipping option. I also have Netflix and love to binge-watch shows in order to catch up. I decided it was time to embark on my free trial to find out if it was actually worth it for my family. Here are my findings. (Please note that your findings may be different than mine, but you can always start your own free trial to find out for yourself!)

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6 Inexpensive DIY Halloween Decorations

October 15, 2014 |

Halloween is quickly approaching, and while it is not as popular as Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is still a much-anticipated event for fun-loving people. Even if you are too old to trick or treat, there is still fun to be had with the decorating aspect of the occasion, Walk into virtually any store and you will find loads of decorations: tombstones, inflatable witches, talking ghosts and scary spiders. You could easily spend hundreds of dollars – but the good news is that you do not have to. If you have an artistic bone in your body, you can easily and inexpensively create your own Halloween decorations so you can have the best-decorated house on the block.

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DIY Treatments to Repair Hair

October 9, 2014 |

Unfortunately, our hair does not look its best 24/7. Extreme weather conditions – such as wind, rain and the hot sun – as well as improper brushing and combing, exposure to chlorine, medical conditions and heredity can cause hair to become thin, frizzy, dull and damaged. If you are looking to restore your once-luscious locks, there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on hair products and salon treatments. There are many effective ways to repair hair in the comfort of your own home. All you need are a few of these key ingredients – and you may already have them in your kitchen.

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How to Move Without Spending a Fortune

August 20, 2014 |

The summer is the most popular moving season of the year. That also means that prices for moving services, like rental trucks and packing materials, go way up. Instead of going along with all of the extra costs, learn how you can save. Follow along to find out how you can move on a budget. Read More

Saving Money (and Time) With Google Shopping Express

August 12, 2014 |

One of my favorite ways to kill some time is wandering the aisles of Target and Costco. But when I’m trying to cut back on my spending, that activity can be pretty dangerous because it often leads to unneeded purchases (like that clearance fondue pot that ended up in my cart because it was such a great deal). My solution: Google Shopping Express (GSX). Read More

Between the Sheets: Things to Consider When Buying Bedding

August 5, 2014 |

You sleep on average eight hours a day. Given you spend almost 3,000 hours a year in bed, you must have incredible sheets right? For many people, the answer is no. Despite the many hours of wear and tear inflicted on bed sheets, many people use their sheets longer than they should or cheap out when buying sheets in the first place. You can get a great sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases) at the cost of a nice dinner out at a restaurant -- and they will last much longer than that. Choosing a sheet set can be daunting though with a variety of styles to choose between. Here are just a few of the options you could curl up with tonight. Read More

Saving Money (And Time) With Task Rabbit

August 4, 2014 |

Benjamin Franklin sure knew what he was talking about when he said “time is money.” And today that is even more true as we hustle to get from one activity to the next. TaskRabbit has taken this idea to the next level by providing a forum where a person (called a TaskPoster) can post a job that she needs done and have it done at a price she picks. Read More

Don’t Get Shocked by your Electric Bill

July 25, 2014 |

Some household appliances and gadgets use electricity even when they are not on. Last month we talked about six ways to save money on your water bill. Another bill that comes rolling in every month is your electricity bill. Being aware of your energy consumption can save you money all through the year. Here are some tips to help you out. Read More

Five Below: Fun Buys for $5 or Less

July 23, 2014 |

Have you shopped at Five Below, yet? I discovered the store last year when two locations opened up within driving distance. Each one threw such a huge grand opening party (complete with a DJ, five-cent hot dogs and free giveaways) I just had to check them out. I wasn't disappointed and it's become one of my favorite places to shop. Read More

Skip the Gym Membership with Few At Home Items

July 18, 2014 |

Some people are diehards. They have a gym membership and every day at a certain time without fail they are there sweating it out. For others, the membership card may sit in their wallet and the gym bag may be packed in the trunk of the car, but they may not be used as often as they thought. Whatever type of gym user you are, consider what you actually do at the gym and whether or not you could do it from home at a fraction of the cost. You may be surprised how a few inexpensive items could replace the ever-increasing cost of hitting the gym. Read More