Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Generic Products

Take caution when buying generic products. The price is usually lower, of course....however is the price more?

Here's what I mean. If you purchase a store brand bath tissue with 1000 sheets for $5, the cost is .005 cents per sheet, instead of purchasing a quality tissue at 1000 sheets for $8, you may be spending more by purchasing the store brand. This depends on the quality.

In this example, imagine when you use the store brand, it takes twice as much tissue to do the job. So, in reality it is costing twice as much because you have to purchase twice as much to get the job done. Spend the $8 and buy the quality good.

I have found a couple of generics that work well, and will try to remember to post my reviews here when I think about it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Keep Your Sense of Humor

Keep your sense of humor. Whenever times get tough around you, just try to stay positive and look at the bright side of life.

This will help you bare the hard times, and appreciate the good times.

Think about the old saying, "I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet". Looking at things from this perspective will keep things from getting you down and out.

When you are really feeling sorry for yourself, go see someone who has it a little harder than you do. Your visit will most likely put them in better spirits, and give you a whole new outlook.

Here's a funny little article that puts me in better spirits from time to time, How to Speak Southern.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recondition an Old Dresser

If you are looking for a new dresser, why not consider fixing up that old dresser instead of buying a new one. Especially if it is a good hardwood dresser, those are hard to come by these days.

Do you have a couple of drawers that need a little bit of work done on them. Here is an article that will help. It is titled How to Fix a Sticking Dresser Drawer.

How about renewing the dresser by sanding, refinishing, and staining the dresser all over again. Then you can top it off with a coat of polyurethane, or something similar to make it look brand new again.

Maybe your dresser needs a new look, which can be established by just adding a nice set of new knobs. Here is an article titled How to Change the Knobs on a Dresser. It's simple enough for an afternoon project of picking out the knobs and changing them with the kids.