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Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

I make my own laundry detergent. The site says around $28 a year. Honestly, I made mine before Thanksgiving and haven't even used 2 bottles worth, so I think it could last more than a year. Also, if you're a coupon user, you can stock up on your supplies by using your coupons. Here's the link http://www.howdoesshe.com/ch
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Everything you need is there. The bucket can be bought at Wal-Mart for super cheap and you can get a grater for this at Dollar Tree for $1

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/26/2013 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleans Everything

I used vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything in my house. I keep the vinegar in a spray bottle to use as needed. It's cheap, healthy, and leaves my house smelling clean.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/26/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Freecycle

I have been using freecycle.org to get rid of unwanted items & get what I need. The only downfall I have consistantly had is that I tend to run into some flaky people when it comes to being on time to pick an item up from me. Other than that, I've gotten some cool things & gifted some as well. :)

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 7/2/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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V8 V-Fusion

I'm not as good about getting my fruits & vegetables as I should be, so I've begun drinking V-8 V-Fusion to help myself get more fruit & vegetables into my day.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 7/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Rebates

I have started seeking out rebates on grocery items. A good site for this is http://www.refundsweepers.co
m/onlineforms.shtml
. You have to scroll down the page & really look, but it's worth it. I've gotten money back & free items. I stash the free items as stocking stuffers for Christmas.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/29/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Coupons

I've really become an avid coupon clipper within the last six months. I buy the local Sunday papers, all three. It gives us good reading material as well as a variety of coupons. I do NOT buy coupons online. Why? Well, I ask those members of our family & my friends for the coupons they do not use. I print off coupons for free online. I've found that by buying what I need while using a coupon I have gotten my family more items for less money.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/28/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Cheaper Vacation Ideas

With two kids, student loans & other typical bills to pay, vacations are often an expense we have to trim. In order to still be able to get away while saving money I've done several things. I look to sites like hotels.com, travelocity.com, & orbitz..com to get cheaper hotel rooms. I've also used sites like groupon to get deals for when we're there. Also, if you pay a small yearly fee you can be a AAA member & it gets you access to cheaper car rentals, hotels, vacations, etc.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/26/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Restaurant.com

I've recently been using restaurant.com to get gift certificates to local restaurants. I can get a $25 gift certificate for $10. If you google restaurant.com coupon codes you can sometimes find codes that will get the gift certificates for as low as $2. They are restrictions, depending on the restaurant (i.e. can't be used for alcohol, valid certain days, no holidays, need to spend a certain amount, etc.). If you can be slightly flexible, it's worth it.

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 6/25/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Dollar Tree

I love going to Dollar Tree to get wrapping paper, holiday decorations, and much more. Everything is $1 here, do it'd a great place to get stocking stuffers (headbands, nail polish, candy, snacks, etc.).

- Submitted by KNITTY_JESS 12/14/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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