Sunday, July 5, 2015

7 Weird Ways to Save $4000/Year

Yep, it says weird ways to save money.  It doesn't involve making any cuts or changes to your current budget and savings methods.  Having said that, making little changes to our spending habits along with doing some of the weird little things that may seem insignificant, we can have extra money to either save for something special or stretch the monthly budget to a comfortable level.  It all adds up!

The Captain and I have utilized weird ways of making a little extra money, like using Bing to do searches and get paid in Amazon gift cards.  We accumulate the gift cards until we have enough for a purchase we have set as a goal.  While it didn't put money in our pockets, we were able to purchase a little treat just for doing searches on the internet.

We also use Google AdSense on all of our blogs to make actual money.  Check it out if you haven't already.

Filling out surveys and watching videos is another way to make money on the internet for those who have the time to dig in and do those things.  We have done those too and were paid in Amazon gift cards.

Rewards points from charge cards can certainly add up.  We are awaiting our first $50 Red Lobster gift card just for using our charge card.  Of course we have come up with a plan to just filter all the expenses through the card and pay the card immediately so we don't accumulate a balance . . . just valuable points.

I could go on and on with little things you can do, but you get the idea.  Think outside the box!  Click here for those 7 weird says to save $4000/year.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Stain Remover

Can't wait to try this DIY Stain Remover
 that was sent to me by a friend.

Original source unknown!

1 tsp. Dawn dish washing detergent
3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
couple tablespoons of baking soda

Scrub on with a scrubbing brush. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Upcycling Thrifted Clothing

A thrift store can be a sewer's delight.  You can find an unlimited supply of awesome and unusual buttons, buckles, sewing hardware and fabric that will save you lots of money.  It just takes time to go through all that stuff!

Justine at  So Country Chick, gives us lots of ideas on saving money, click here for the original article. While you are there, take some time to check out more of her ideas that are always geared toward saving money.