Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate Save Time and Money Every Day - Household tips, tricks, DIY cleaning recipes, product reviews. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:24:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Confessions of a Compulsive Chopper Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:01:59 +0000 Confessions of a Compulsive Chopper

I did something I hadn't done in years. I took a weekend—plus the holiday—off. It was wonderful. Had friends over. And I made salsa. From scratch.

I used my absolutely favorite kitchen gadget, the Vidalia Chop Wizard to chop the stuff that needed chopping (tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro). This thing is amazing and super inexpensive—still just $20. Mine has to be at least 15 years old, and still chopping flawlessly.

It chopped the tomatoes fast and uniformly—without launching seeds and pulp across the room or turning the whole thing into a squished mess.


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7 Things You Need to Know About Your Dishwasher Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:37:50 +0000 7 Things You Need to Know About Your Dishwasher

If your dishwasher is not turning out beautifully clean, cloudless, spot-free, sparkling dishes, pots, glassware, and flatware—without handwashing them first—don’t assume the dishwasher is broken.

If it runs, you can make sure it runs well. And you can stop that pre-washing.

All that and so much more in today's post! See you there ... xo m

P.S. EC²—our NEW! Everyday Cheapskate Expert Community—is back up and running—with a slight temporary workaround, you'll see when you try again to upload your awesome tip! It's free, fun and don't miss this ... CASH prizes! Be sure to check it out if you haven't already. Then go upload another tip!

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How to Clean and Condition Leather Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:01:13 +0000 How to Clean and Condition Leather

There’s nothing quite so lovely as soft, supple, beautiful leather. I’ll take it in a handbag, shoes, car seats, jackets, and furniture, too. I love fine leather, which means I need to know how to clean fine leather.

With that in mind, try to imagine this scene from my real life: Me in my comfy chair, my favorite handbag on the floor next to me and a hot cup of coffee on the table to my left.

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Best Inexpensive Way to Reduce Home Heating Bill Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:01:06 +0000 Best Inexpensive Way to Reduce Home Heating Bill

The most efficient and easiest way to reduce your home heating cost is to heat only the rooms that are occupied while keeping your furnace set very low to say 60 F. Then use a space heater to make the occupied room comfortable; You can rely on this method during the day as well as at night.

You could easily see your heating bill drop 35 percent or more by simply keeping the main source of heat set very low, supplementing with electric space heaters. It’s such a simple way to make a huge difference in your home heating costs ...

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It’s Official! Everyday Cheapskate Expert Community is OPEN! Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:44:23 +0000 It’s Official! Everyday Cheapskate Expert Community is OPEN!

It’s new, it’s awesome, and you’re invited to join! Everyday Cheapskate Expert Community, or EC² for short—is a brand new feature and part of Everyday Cheapskate. I’m so excited to tell you all about it that I am about to burst! But first a little background …

It all started in January 1992, when I decided to write a print newsletter, Cheapskate Monthly. Some of you remember that—we’ve been together for a long time!

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