Money & time saving ideas

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  1. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    wow are you smart

    Hey I just threw some tuna cans in the garbage.. And I do love zucchini bread .......I grow my own and love it.

    thanks for the ideas.

    Smart cookie you are..;o)

    b
     
  2. SusieQ

    SusieQ Seedling

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    Saving on elec.

    You may want to ask you elec. provider about this, they will come out and help you with idea's, here in FL. we had them come out and for free put a spec. timer gadget on our hot water heater, I know it now runs only at certain times, they assured us we'd never know the difference, or be without hot water, but it would save a bundle on elec. and guess what it worked and they were correct! our home is very energy efficient otherwise, but they will give plenty of good advise especially in older homes.
     
  3. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    water heater

    That sounds like a winner........

    Me got older home..
    I try to save any way possible.

    barb
     
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    Primsong Young Pine

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    We have a grocery supplier near us that the public can buy from as long as you use just cash. (this is a 'real' business supplier, not like Costco). I've found it useful for a small number of things, our favorite being a 10 lb. box of frozen chicken breast that is already cooked and diced for about the same as I pay for the raw with-bones version at the store. I scoop it into quart ziploc bags and can just grab one out of the freezer to make a quick dinner.

    We wash and reuse our ziplocs too, as long as it was anything but raw meat in them. I also have a set of vinyl "shower caps" for bowls with elastic around the edges that I got years ago, haven't used hardly any cling-wrap since. (I've only seen them in the "Vermont Country Store" catalog recently - not sure where else you might find them), I've seen a version of them on the market recently, but it they were thin and disposable (which kind of defeats the purpose to my mind).
     



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  5. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    Very good ideas..........you have.

    I also save pennies, by using vinegar as my window cleaners......Cheaper and works great and shines.
    Just pour it directly into the spray bottle and squirt away.

    Use bleach right out of the bottle for cleaning the commode, instead of expensive cleaners.. Kills germs, too.

    barb
     
  6. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Yes it does but the bleach in the commode is ok if you don't live in the country.Its not good to put in your sepic system I'm told.
     
  7. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    septic tank

    i will have to check that out with my man.
    He is out right now......

    Where I used to work, they used it all the time on the commode area............

    I will find out.

    b
     
  8. saladbowl

    saladbowl New Seed

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    My water gets WAY to hot. I'll have to see about getting that turned down.
     
  9. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    SO your in Hot water , HUH?

    :p

    :oops: :oops: :oops:
    Your in Hot water eh>.....
    the Hot water tank can be turned down.. Don't ask me how..

    :(
    b
     
  10. SusieQ

    SusieQ Seedling

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    water heater temp control

    There is a metal plate some have two our new one has two as there are 2 heating elements, you remove the plate and the temp. control is inside there to turn up or down.... 1 is near the top, the other is near the bottom..
     
  11. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    hot water

    Ok.........

    Does the size of the tank make any difference?

    We got the smallest size for only 2 of us.

    barb
     
  12. SusieQ

    SusieQ Seedling

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    water tank...

    Make a difference for what?
     
  13. bsewnsew

    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    hot water tank

    I stated that wrong..

    Smaller tank heats faster, would not have a bearing on the temp........Just time.
    Sorry.



    barb
     

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