Frugal Tip ~ Staying fit on a budget

Do you have a gym membership?  At the time, you had all but the best of intentions to use it (I think this has happened to all of us).  If you don’t attend the gym at least once a week, it’s probably time to think twice about the membership.  Look into how much it would cost to cancel the membership before your contract is up.  In the end, it will probably be cheaper to pay the cancellation fee and break ties from the gym.  With that money, invest in exercise equipment for your home.  Or search for fitness routines on your TV and PVR the show to use at a more convenient time.

Frugal Tip ~ Homemade Alternative to Jet Dry

FINISH® JET-DRY® Rinse Agent   Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Dry?  Try your average white vinegar as a rinse aid in your dishwasher.  All you need to do is place a cup of white vinegar into the soap dispenser and run a normal cycle.  All those issues that Jet Dry fixes will be gone.  Even with the amount of energy and water you use to run a normal cycle, you’re still saving money.

Frugal Tip ~ Stop Hair Colour from Fading

To stop your coloured hair from fading as quickly, completely soak your hair with water before applying shampoo and only lather once.  Also make sure to condition your hair every time you wash your hair.

 

Tips for Keeping Your Jeans from Fading

What do you do to keep your jeans from fading?  Back in the ‘80s, it was the style to have faded jeans but today, it’s all about the dark jeans.  I’ve been told the following help with the situation:

  1. NEVER wash your jeans.  Have you heard that?  I’m sorry but I just wouldn’t be able to do it.  I would always be paranoid that I smelled.  With respect to not washing, I heard people use Febreeze to freshen up the jeans.
  2. Wash jeans inside out in cold.  This is what I do.  I think it helps but I don’t think it solves the problem, just prolongs the fading a bit.
  3. Dry cleaning is another solution.  I’m not too keen on having all those chemicals used all the time on my clothes and more importantly, that can become very costly.
  4. Another thing that I do to help is to hang my jeans to dry.  Never, never put them in the dryer.  It is said that you’re almost guaranteed to have your jeans fade a shade when putting them into the dryer.
  5. An old home ready is to put vinegar in your washing machine with the jeans and wash on delicate with detergent designed to be used with dark clothes.  This is my plan to try next.
  6. A wives tail I’ve heard is putting salt in the washing machine with your load of jeans. I’m somewhat surprised by this as I’d think the salt with actually fade the clothing.
  7. Another one that I heard and I kind of find hard to believe it washing your jeans with beer….?

I’d love to hear what you do to prevent your jeans from fading!

Frugal Tip ~ Clean Baby Equipment

Safely clean various baby items, such as play pen, car seat or high chair, by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and then clean the item, rinse thoroughly.

 

Frugal Tip ~ 2 or 4 Vehicle Door

Generally Speaking, a 4 door vehicle is less in insurance than 2 door vehicles.  You may want to look into this deeper before purchasing your next vehicle.

Frugal Tip ~ Have Breakfast for Dinner to Save

I really like breakfast but with being so busy, we don`t get a chance to eat a great breakfast all the time.  Try having a delicious breakfast for dinner like omelets, pancakes or anything in between.  Plus, you`ll be saving quite a bit of money by having eggs instead of meat for a meal.

 

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