Let's get back to some of the ways of old and use what our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents found useful. I am not sure why we ventured from them to be honest. I find in most cases theirs work better anyhow...back to basics, y'all!

Best Buys for March

Best Buys for March

Saving money becomes more and more important for most of us and knowing when to buy to get the best price is most helpful.  This information regarding best buys during the month of March is from Consumer Reports.

  • Digital cameras
  • Humidifiers
  • Small consumer electronics (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.)
  • TVs
  • Winter coats
  • Winter sports gear

So if you are in the market for any of these items, buying them during the month of March should keep a little more $ in your pocket.  Happy shopping~


Crazy Good Creations Tuesday Tip

Crazy Good Creations Tuesday Tip

My dishes, especially glasses, were looking pretty ‘cloudy’ even though I had been using the leading brand rinse agent in my dishwasher to eliminate water spots.  I started looking for an alternative to brighten my dishes as I am gradually switching from store bought chemical concoctions to more natural products and VOILA!

The solution?  WHITE VINEGAR!!!

You can certainly see the difference in the glass on the right.  Though there are still a few smudges, the entire glass is not cloudy as is the one on the left.

I put approximately 1/4 cup in a small bowl on the top rack of my dishwasher – do not put the vinegar in the rinse compartment of your dishwasher!  I was most impressed with the difference and figure the remaining smudges will gradually disappear as they are washed time and time again.  Another bonus, I would imagine, is that the dishwasher and drainage pipes benefit from the vinegar rinse as well.  It seems to me that it would help eliminate any build up of residue since that is what I use when our sinks start draining slowly.

And… the $$$ SAVINGS???
16 oz. of leading rinse = $9.25
128 oz. of white vinegar = $3.83

You do the math~  I am gonna go wash another load of dishes! 😉

Buy These in October

Buy These in October

Based on data gathered by Consumer Report the month of October is the best month to purchase:

  • Bikes
  • Computers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Gas Grills
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Winter Coats

Really?  This list is very similar to September’s list…bikes, computers, cameras, gas grills, lawn mowers…so if you needed any of those items but failed to get it then, now is your chance.

Don’t forget to use your resources online to find the best pricing before you make your purchase.