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Frugal or Just Cheap?

In today’s world I really think we have to consider every penny we spend, whether it is on groceries, a new pair of shoes, or a jet ski for fun.

What about you, frugal or just cheap?

I consider myself frugal. Maybe because we don’t have a lot of money, or I can’t see spending money when something I have that will work the same way.

How about you? Is there something in particular you do to save money? Do you use a clothes pin to seal a bag of chips, or make your own snacks for the kiddies and grand babies?

We would love to hear your tips and hints on how you make ends meet. Please share with us! There is a comment space at the end of this blog to share.  It will benefit us all if we share information!

Today, we need to make our money go as far as we can. Here are a couple of my tried and trusted ideas.

First of all… window and glass cleaners – I don’t buy them, and haven’t since early eighties.

Here’s the recipe.

Mix one part rubbing alcohol to four parts water! Cleans every bit as good as Windex for a fraction of the cost. Put it in your old Windex bottle, and viola… cleans glass, mirrors, tiles and disinfects, too! (If it is really nasty, go heavier on the rubbing alcohol.)

Secondly… need a tough cleaner for grease, spot cleaner for clothes? My sister, Pat, gave me these instructions back in the eighties, too.

Mix equal parts ammonia, Dawn dish-washing soap, and water. Put it in one of those leftover spray bottles. Gets grease out of clothes, off of your stove, fingerprints, and more. Works on tubs, too. Try it! (You probably shouldn’t use this on your latex walls, unless they are painted with a semi or glossy paint. It could take the paint off.)

Okay, that is two for you today. If you haven’t tried them, do so. It is much less expensive than brand names, and hey, every dollar counts. Let me know what you think!

Looking forward to your ideas, because I need all the help and advice I can get to stretch our finances as far as I can!

Have a blessed weekend friends, and remember God loves you (and me)!


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