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Using the remaining portion of candles after the wick is burned

I have a candle warmer, $5 from Walmart. I use the old candles without wicks by cutting them into pieces and placing them in a container, if they are not in one already, and warming them.

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Do you have a problem with snakes in your Garden?

Its the snake time of year here in Florida. Today I saw two snakes in my backyard. I have found that the best and cheapest snake repellent are moth balls. Yep, snakes hate moth balls. I just place them around wherever the problem, and the snakes leave. By the way, you can buy moth balls at the D...

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Saving coupons

I saw on TV a family that organizes their coupons in a notebook binder with plastic sleeves that have individual slots for different kinds of coupons. This way the coupons are visible and you can organize and find them easily.

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Coupons and sales

Watch those grocery sales and use your coupon along with the sale. What a great way to save money! Publix has BOGO, and sometimes I am amazed at the low price I get cereal and other items at during the sale. Be careful not to buy things you don't need, however.

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Stay active

If you don't have a job, make your health your job! Each day, rise and plan fitness activities and a healthy diet. Then, do it! You will soon have a new life style!

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Salad Dressing!

When I go out to eat, I carry a little container of low calorie salad dressing! This way I am not obligated to eat their 150 calorie stuff that doesn't taste any better than mine!

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Laugh

Today, every chance you get, smile or laugh at something. It can be a mistake that strikes you as funny, a statement made by you or someone else. Maybe it will be on TV, just anywhere, look for a reason to laugh! This makes your face look better, improves health and you age slower !

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Buy used

Whenever possible, buy used items from ebay, craigslist, yard sales or other places and save your money for items that can't be purchased used.

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Rainwater

We bought a 50 gallon plastic drum for $10 and cut a large hole in the top. I covered the top with screen and placed the drum under a downspout near the edge of our house. This way I catch rainwater and water my plants. Plants grow more and you keep your water usage down!

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Turkey and Ham

Cooking and freezing food that is on sale

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