Vinegar is a wonderful all-purpose cleaner and deodorizer. Yes, it stinks, but it's much cheaper than store-bought cleaners and, even better, no chemicals. Some of my favorite uses for it:
--I put it in a spray bottle and clean counters with it --deodorizes stinky fridges and plastic food containers --dissolves lime build-up in a coffee maker --if you have guinea pigs or other small animals, it will dissolve the calcified urine from the cage and clean it safely with no chemicles! :)
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Bulk food can be a real money saver but recording nutritional information is made much harder. I used to copy all the information from the tag on the item in the store but now I take out my digital camera and take a picture of it so I have it ready when I get home and add the food into my tracker. It's a great time saver to a great money saving strategy.
It took motivation to stay in the outside line on my way to work as I drove by the two coffee drive thru's for a few weeks. But making my coffee at home before I go (a la travel mug) and/or at work has been a huge money saver. I'm saving over $900/yr!
I love my Swifter Wet Mop. I take the used bottle and refill it with 1/4 vinegar 3/4 water. It cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes all in one step. Plus it is earth friendly. Not to mention a big money saver.
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