At the end of the month I’m starting a drawing for 3 Tupperware prizes. The top prize will be a $50 online Gift Certificate (I ask that you please spend it on my site), 2nd place will be a bowl set worth at least $25 or more, and 3rd prize will be a Tupperware item worth around $10-15. The drawing will start either start next week or the last week of this month and run thru Labor Day. The drawing will be Tuesday September 2nd. All winners will be emailed and I will post first names on the blog. There will be many great ways to win an entry and some things will give you multiple entries. Stay tuned for all the details coming soon.
I didn’t have a chance to get a new tip yesterday since the weather so bad yesterday. Today’s tip is install a low flow shower aerator. I didn’t buy a special shower head but just an aerator that fits on your existing one. I got one from Lowes for about $5 and it pays for itself in a month or two. This will not only save you money by turning off the water with a side lever while lathering, but you will help conserve our natural resources.
I love doing the things that not only save money but help conserve. I feel twice as good. If you are worried about lower water pressure then don’t be concerned. I haven’t noticed any difference.
We just had some really bad thunderstorms pass and it just started raining again. My backyard looks like a lake. The front is even worse since there is a lake of water on the highway. Of course people don’t slow down and just zoom thru it.
In the above picture you can see how it looks like a waterfall where my drainage ditch is located. It’s been raining almost everyday since June. I feel like we are going to wash away soon. I got some pictures after it finally slacked off.
I sit here singing rain rain go away! Please don’t come back again for many days. We really need a break.
My second tip for today would be to wash your clothes in cold water. This will save you energy. I also turn my dark colored clothes inside out, especially, my dark blue and black clothes. If you have some items that are stained or dirty with oil or grease then try pre-soaking those items in a warm water and then wash on cold. My husband can get dirty from his job but this works for our family.
A couple of years ago my computer was so infested with spyware and viruses that I had to wipe it and start over. I thought I had saved all my pictures but when I tried to restore them then nothing happened. I was very upset so I decided then it was time to buy a flash memory of some sort. I finally decided on a USB flash pen drive that could hold 2GB of memory. I got it for under $25 and it works great. I love that I can download my pics onto my friends/relatives computers. I don’t even have a 1GB used yet so it holds lots of pictures.
I’m just so glad it’s Friday and the weekend is almost here! I don’t have any plans, but I love having my husband home for the weekends since he works really long hours during the week. It’s even nicer since he got off much earlier today than normal. I hope you have a great weekend and be safe!
I decided to post a series of frugal living tips daily. TMR is an abbreviation for Thrifty Momma Ramblings. I will try to post a new tip everyday except for weekends, since I get busy with my husband home. There are literally thousands of ways to cut costs in all areas of our lives. I don’t do every tip but I do apply many of them to our budget.
My first tip for today is to hang your clothes on a clothesline. The weather has been very unpredictable so I have a chain that runs the length of my washroom. I can hang a good bit of clothing on the line. I do have a dryer that runs on natural gas but I like hanging sheets outside on a nice sunny day. An inside line would be better for those that have snow or allergies. I also wash a load every other to every 2 days instead of waiting for the weekend.