Ask Me Anything: Tamari, Dishwasher Cleaner, Expired Sunscreen, Toilet Rings

It’s time to reach into the inbox and pull out a few questions from my loyal readers—answers to which I

Readers Comment on Everything From Soap Scum to Homemade Yogurt and Heated Mattress Pads, Too

It’s reader response day when I take the opportunity to report back with a few of the comments I get

Ask Me Anything: HE Detergent, Makeup Primer, Cordless Vac, Slow Cooking, DIY Degreaser, Cloudy Glassware

My fondness for TV game shows’ lighting rounds—the duration of the round is a pre-determined length of time, and the

Yet Another Brilliant Way to Use WD-40 Around the House

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Ask Me Anything: Mats for Vinyl, Programmable Thermostats, Work-from-Home

Just this past weekend, while selecting grout for the new ceramic tile in my laundry room, I did a double

Ask Me Anything: Toilet Paper Pricing, Rust Spots on Linens, Rusty Lettuce

Over the years I’ve received thousands of money-saving tips from readers—many of which I’ve shared in books, newsletters, and this

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A New Kitchen is Her Reward for Getting Out of Debt

Imagine for a moment that you were not in debt and didn’t have to send those big payments to credit-card

Ask Me Anything: Blue Dawn Shampoo, Body Wash

There are days when I open my mailbox and have to sit down because I’m laughing so hard. Some things

Ask Me Anything: Formica Restore, Silverfish Relief, Party Pressure

Recently, I reached into the pile known as my mail and pulled out a great question, “How can

Ask Me Anything: Dirty Dishwasher, Charged-Off Debt

From dishwashers to debt, readers of this blog ask great questions. And if statistics can be trusted, we know that

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Letters to the Editor: Lo-Bak Trax, Bad Hair Days, ID Theft, Freezer Tricks, Pay it Forward, Simplify Christmas

I wish you could see my email inbox. No, wait. What I really mean is I’m grateful you can’t see

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Ask Me Anything: Linty Dryer Balls, Grease Relief, Fingerprints on Stainless Steel

Does this happen to you? You get so involved in doing something that you completely lose track of time? You’re shocked

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Ask Me Anything: Bath Mat Repair, Wood Cleaner, Keurig Safety

Got a slippery throw rug? A bathmat that’s lost its backing after one too many trips to the clothes dryer?

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Ask Me Anything: Lease or Buy, Laundry Detergent Confusion

Pop quiz: What do car leases and laundry detergent have in common? Both can be confusing! Just ask today’s readers

Ask Me Anything: Pre-Owned iPhones, Pet Stains, Carpet Cleaning Machine

Have you seen the latest iPhone X? Read about it? I nearly choked when I learned it comes with a

Ask Me Anything: More Laundry Stains, Jewelry Cleaner, Ugly Toilet Ring

There’s an old proverb that says, teaching teaches the teacher. Not only do I believe this, it was proven to

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Ask Me Anything: Programmable Thermostats, Column Archives, Retirement Plans, Cottage Businesses

As I write, it is very early in the morning. I just peeked out to see that it’s snowing! As

Ask Me Anything: Lost Wallet Found, College Dough, Dubious Credit

Today’s batch of reader questions reminds me how complicated our lives have become since the introduction of something

Letters to the Editor: Coffee Roasting, Beef Jerky, Two-Year-Olds, Gift Guides and More

Today I want to remind you, my dear readers, of just how much joy you bring to my life with