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Home improvement projects can add value to your house, make you more organized, or help you save money on monthly utilities. Articles on how to do these projects on a budget.

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How to Dethatch Your Lawn in Fall

The smell of fall is in the air and that means that fall yard work is just around the corner. The fall is the best time to work on your lawn and prep it for having a nice looking lawn

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Thrifty Green Planting: Annuals

This post was written by Aaron’s wife several years ago. Given that spring planting is upon us, we thought it may be a good time repost. Every year I look forward to the arrival of the warmer months.  Where we

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How to Fix a Garbage Disposal

Let me just tell you – I’m no handyman. Most of my repairs are done with the aid of YouTube and the help of a trusted professional. So, when my wife said she had gotten something stuck in the garbage

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Does it Matter Which Furnace Filter I Buy?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time: does it even matter what type of furnace filters I purchase (can’t I just get the cheapest?) I posed the question to our good friend, Jessie, who worked

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How to Make Swiffer Wet Jet Refill

About six years ago I was sick of paying $4.99 for the Swiffer Wet Jet Refills and wanted a cheaper solution. I could have gone with the classical mop and bucket route, but I liked the design and functionality of

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Minimalism – How Owning Less Stuff Will Save You Money

In 2008, I first heard of this crazy concept called “Minimalism“. It was where people were purposely removing unneeded stuff from their lives, because they didn’t want their possessions weighing them down. “Who were these strange people?” From reading Unclutterer.com I’d

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