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TOPIC:   Getting the most out of our "things"... 


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UNAWICCA
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4/28/10 9:13 P

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Store out-of-season things right. Wash items before storing them but use _unscented_ everything. Perfume-like smells left in the clothes and bedding make it more attractive to insect pests. Make sure the items are really, really dry and that they go into a really dry container. Don't store black clothes with white, and never store jewellery in with the clothes; you'll get some very strange stains.
Barring disaster, always mend items before you store them. If you "can't be bothered", it's time to release that item back into the wild.
Don't save skinny clothes that will "fit you after the diet". Even if you're on some dangerous crash-diet system, by the time you fit them they'll be out of fashion. (This doesn't apply to wedding dresses and the like. They're kept for sentimental reasons.)


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DENIBREITENBACH
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4/26/10 8:25 A

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Here is one more way we can save money and maybe have some fun with our family at the same time!
Wash & Clean out the car!
Now that the weather is warming up - this is one thing you can do yourself to save some money!

The cost of a car wash is now running between $6-$10 (I can remember when it only cost $2.00) and that is just for the washing part! That doesn't even include the inside detailing!

Here are a few tips:

1. Make it a family affair and get everyone involved. Give each family member a specific job. This helps the detailing go faster.
2. Use a shop vac to clean the carpet. It works just as good as the vacuum at the car wash.
3. Instead of buying the more expensive Armor-All for the dashboard and other vinyl, use baby oil. It works just as good and cleans and protects.

Anyone else have some ideas??

It only takes a Spark!

Deni ~ Racine, WI

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DENIBREITENBACH
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4/20/10 10:20 A

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If you are a homeowner and/or have access to your hot water heater, turn down the temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees or lower. This can reduce your home heating bill by 6-10 percent.

Have a computer at home? Take advantage of your computer's "hibernate" setting when you aren't using it to prevent the computer from wasting energy. Even better, use a surge protector to turn it completely off. Some computer and television models continue to draw energy even if they are turned off.
This is also true for items like cell phone chargers - they may be drawing electricity when plugged in even if they are not charging! Unplug items not being used!

It may seem trivial, but turn off your lights! Now that days are growing longer and brighter, keep your lights turned off unless you need them. If you leave a room, switch the lights off as you leave. The savings may be slight but can really add up over time. Consider adding a timer or motion sensor to your lights to make it more convenient so you don't even have to think about it.




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Deni ~ Racine, WI

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DENIBREITENBACH
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4/7/10 9:07 A

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These ideas come from a friend of mine... she is a wise woman!

1. Purchase the best quality you can afford. Afford is the key word here. If you want to live debt-free, price shop for what you NEED, and then save for it until you can pay cash. Waiting like this to own something makes you more aware of the worth of the item.

Consider buying used items. I always remember what the salesman said when we were shopping for our sewing machine. He had a used one that was very nice and had a lot of features the new one in our price range didn’t have. When we asked his opinion, he said, “It would be like buying a used Cadillac or a new Chevy.” Since he was offering a good warranty & the same sewing class with both the new and used one, we decided to purchase the “used Cadillac” and have been very happy with it for 23 years.

2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for caring for it. For instance, if you buy good leather boots rub the oil paste into them so they are water proof and last longer.

3. Store things appropriately when you aren’t using them so they don’t get damaged.

I’ve known people who leave all their summer play things out in their yard all winter. When spring comes everything is damaged beyond repair, so they go purchase all new things. Doing this year after year can really get expensive.

We used our outdoor toys year after year, and as our children outgrew them we either sold them at a garage sale or passed them on to friends with younger children.

Finally - maintain what you own, making repairs when necessary to make then last a good, long time.

It only takes a Spark!

Deni ~ Racine, WI

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
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