Entries by Mary Hunt

The Best Reason NOT to Buy Prewashed Salad in a Bag

I don’t buy bagged double- or triple-wash salad in a bag but not be for the reasons you might assume. It’s not because I’m overly concerned that bacteria might make it through all that pre-washing in a chlorinated bath (although tests conducted by Consumer Reports did find bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation). Show me any […]

How to Improve Your Life: Join a Group!

Joining a group is one of the best ways to reduce stress. A church, athletic team, or support group—anything that gets you together with other people on a regular basis, can help make you younger. Nothing ages you like going through a major life event alone.

Next week, I am going to tell you about a major development here at Everyday Cheapskate. I’m so excited, I want to tell you right now, right here. But I’m practicing extreme discipline. What I can tell you is it will be an opportunity for you to join a group right here within our Everyday Cheapskate community. Totally free, no obligation; no hidden agenda, nothing like that. You can join and just observe, or become involved on any level that you desire. Your choice.

Are you intrigued? Good … that’s exactly why I’m teasing you now. I want you to be prepared, ready, waiting and watching.

In the meantime, I hope you will click through and read today’s post. And get excited!

See you there … Love, xo m

EP 8: Why 88% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How to Make them Work

My Dear Readers … today rather than a blog post here is a brand new podcast episode. I have provided links for your trouble-free listening—on your computer, tablet, or phone. Plus FAQs if you’re unsure of the how, where and why’s of Podcasts!

Because it’s my Birthday this week, I’m going to boldly ask you for for a kind of gift! Would you listen to this NEW Episode and then subscribe, too so you don’t miss any future episodes? That would be so awesome, and I thank you in advance!

I can’t wait for you to hear this episode! I’m pretty sure you will enjoy it.

I am having a ball learning the whole world of podcasting. As a kid, I dreamed of one day having my own radio show. While that never happened, this podcast is certainly fulfilling that dream for me. And we’ve got big plans for the future. Knowing you’re with me, eans a lot, so huge thanks!

I’ll meet you there … Love, xo m 🎂

Death by Clothes Dryer, One Load at a Time

You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. Ack! Where does all of that come from? I know I emptied all pockets and I’m certain I did not wash a bag of pillow stuffing.

I’ll tell you what it is, and I am not happy about this: It’s visual proof the dryer is killing my clothes. Those fibers were neatly woven into these clothes, towels, and sheets only 30 minutes ago.

For all the convenience a clothes dryer offers, it may come at the price of having to replace clothes, linens and other washables much too often.

So what’s the solution? You’re about to discover that in today’s post! See you there … Love, m xo

6 Reasons You Need to Celebrate Soon—and Often!

Celebrate? With all that’s going on in our lives, the nation—the world?

With all the challenges you’re facing right now, you may be thinking that’s the last thing you’ll be doing now, or anytime soon. Let me encourage you to think again. Please!

Now, of all times, we need to celebrate wherever and whenever possible—for six very important reasons.

Today, I celebrate YOU! You mean the world to me and I think you’re awesome! Love, m xo