Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate https://www.everydaycheapskate.com Save Time and Money Every Day - Household tips, tricks, DIY cleaning recipes, product reviews. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:58:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 17 Things You Need to Know About How to Use Your Garbage Disposal https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/17-things-need-to-know-about-how-to-use-your-garbage-disposal/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/home-and-family/17-things-need-to-know-about-how-to-use-your-garbage-disposal/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:49:38 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=39143 17 Things You Need to Know About How to Use Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a such a convenient thing to have in the kitchen, but only when it's working well and not producing horrible odors! I've learned the hard way that there is a proper way to care for and feed a garbage disposal—rules that when followed will keep your garbage disposal in tip-top shape, functioning as a reliable member of your household team.

Learn from my mistakes so you don't have to make them yourself. Clogged drains are a major inconvenience and garbage disposal repair can be a costly proposition!

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7 Simple Secrets for How to Make Jeans Last Longer https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/clothing-and-accessories/7-simple-secrets-for-how-to-make-jeans-last-longer/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/clothing-and-accessories/7-simple-secrets-for-how-to-make-jeans-last-longer/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:10:58 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=39061 7 Simple Secrets for How to Make Jeans Last Longer

Finally, you found a perfect pair of jeans. They fit great and feel fantastic. Basically, you want them to last forever, but that's not going to happen. In fact, just the opposite is what I'm hearing from my readers: These days, jeans seem to rip and fall apart long before their time, a problem that sent me in search of a solution for how to make jeans last longer.

What I've learned is fascinating. The problem is our laundry habits. We’re pretty much washing our jeans to death ....

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How Materialism Leads to Discontentment https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/marys-perspective/materialism-leads-to-discontentment/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/marys-perspective/materialism-leads-to-discontentment/#respond Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:45:50 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=39039 How Materialism Leads to Discontentment

I should not have even picked it up. I knew better. After all, what was I expecting from a magazine titled simply, SHOP Etc.? 

I can say with all honesty that before flipping open the magazine, I really needed nothing. Not a thing. I was content and quite busy with my work. If anything was tugging at my attention it was my garden and all my planting issues—not a lack of shoes, clothes and household items. 

In the space of just a few minutes, everything changed ...

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How to Make Your Own Non-Toxic Natural Pest Control https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/outdoors-and-garden/non-toxic-natural-pest-control/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/outdoors-and-garden/non-toxic-natural-pest-control/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:01:39 +0000 http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=13271 How to Make Your Own Non-Toxic Natural Pest Control

Recently, a friend sent me an S.O.S. asking if I knew of any natural pest control to rid an apartment of fleas—a method that would not be toxic to small children.

Treating their pets and animals would be the first step, but surprisingly these folks have no animals. The truth is that flea infestations often occur simply because neighborhood cats or dogs like to lounge near their home or they have purchased an infested piece of furniture from a yard sale.

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Questions on Auto Leasing, Homemade Laundry Detergent, Silver in Dishwasher, HE Washers, and 529 Plan Money https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/dear-mary/questions-auto-leasing-homemade-laundry-detergent-silver-in-dishwasher-he-washer-529-plan/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/dear-mary/questions-auto-leasing-homemade-laundry-detergent-silver-in-dishwasher-he-washer-529-plan/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:52:34 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=38942 Questions on Auto Leasing, Homemade Laundry Detergent, Silver in Dishwasher, HE  Washers, and 529 Plan Money

You should see my email inbox. Yikes! It's overflowing with reader questions, tips, stories, feedback, rebuttals, and all kinds of love from you, my dear readers. In this post, I'm making a tiny dent in the pile with these responses to a handful of your questions on auto leasing, homemade laundry detergent and more.

See you there! xo m 💌

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