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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.

- Submitted by GATORJOY 10/19/2011 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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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 Dollar Tree. One thing to remember, you must put out more moth balls after a rain, they melt! emoticon

- Submitted by GATORJOY 4/20/2011 in Around The House | 4 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by GATORJOY 4/10/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by GATORJOY 2/21/2011 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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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!

- Submitted by GATORJOY 2/9/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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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!

- Submitted by GATORJOY 1/25/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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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 !

- Submitted by GATORJOY 1/11/2011 in Staying Positive | 6 Comments
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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.

- Submitted by GATORJOY 12/31/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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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. emoticon Plants grow more and you keep your water usage down!

- Submitted by GATORJOY 12/22/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Turkey and Ham

Cooking and freezing food that is on sale

- Submitted by GATORJOY 12/21/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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