Friday, May 29, 2009

Save Money on Car Maintenance

Today's new idea to help you live an inexpensive way of life, is to save money on car maintenance.

One can easily perform oil changes at home. It is easy to find out what type of oil and filter to use. You can look under the hood of your car or truck, and it will tell you the weight of the oil. In most stores, there is a digitalized kiosk that will allow you to look up what type of filter.

Other things that can be easily be done are light bulb changes. Here is an article to describe how easy it is on one particular vehicle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ideas from My Friends

I want to thank all of my friends for helping me come up with some new ideas this week. Here are some money saving or frugal ideas, that we came up with.

When you finish the end of a jar of jelly, peanut butter, etc., instead of throwing the jar away right away, save it. The next time you go for a snack, take a slice of bread and dip it in the jar to get that last little bit out instead of tossing it!

Again, at the end of a bag of pretzels. Don't toss that extra salt with the pretzel bag. Put it in a little container, maybe even a grinder, and save it for your popcorn or other snacks.

What about sunscreen? It will probably be expired if you save it from year to year. How about using the rest of the tube for shaving instead of tossing it? It will probably even help to soften your skin!

Another good idea....When you are getting the temperature set in your shower and the water is running before you get in, catch that water in a bucket. Use the water for your outdoor plants. This will especially be helpful in the summer.

Hope you have enjoyed these household tips from me and my friends!