The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2021

I can’t believe it’s 2022—a brand New Year! The year 2021 has been an absolute whirlwind here at EC Central—a year filled with growth, joy, more than a few challenges, but also bright new horizons.

Believing that it’s always a good thing to look back to see where we’ve been and to count the blessings—here is a roundup of the 10 most popular Everyday Cheapskate posts in 2021.

Here we go!

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26 Surprising Things You Can Get Sparkling Clean in Your Dishwasher

 

 

That dishwasher in your kitchen is a workhorse. It does a great job of cleaning dishes, of course. But you may not have considered so many other things it will clean and sanitize—things like wastebaskets, baseball caps, filters, and toys. Seriously!

Read it here …

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How to Make Ugly Soap Scum Disappear

shower doors cleaned of soap and scum

 

… and that’s when he gave me his super magical potion—the only product he uses to return showers, tubs, tile, enclosures, faucets, and doors to their sparkling clean and sanitized selves.

Read it here …

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A Good Hot Cup of Coffee: Best Inexpensive Coffee Maker

 

hot coffee near fireplace

“Hot” is a nebulous term when it comes to coffee. For Mcdonald’s, hot meant a big lawsuit when its hot coffee burned a customer who spilled it in her lap. For my grandson Sam, hot means anything even slightly warmer than tepid.

Coffee aficionados insist that the water temperature for a drip coffee brewer needs to be hot at exactly 179 F. the moment it hits the coffee grounds. Personally, I find that to be on the cool side, which confirms “hot” is a matter of personal taste.

Read it here …

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Surprising Solution for Hardwater Marks on Glass

 

 

A glass door, with Hard water

Got stubborn hard water marks and stains on your tub or shower doors that simply will not budge no matter what you try? You’re not alone.

I’ve heard from countless readers who say they’ve tried everything from my magic soap scum cleaner to cleaning vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, oven cleaner, muriatic acid, steel wool, Bar Keepers Friend, Bon Ami and other expensive chemicals to get rid of the horrid, ugly, hard water stains and white haze.

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How to Clean a Shark Vacuum

 

Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to medications, a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without all the fancy packaging and advertising.

Today I want to offer you cheap generic alternatives for these three popular cleaning products—Bar Keepers Friend, Super Washing Soda, and OxiClean …

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How to Get Rid of Dreaded Toilet Bowl Ring Forever

 

Toilet bowls develop discolorations for many reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of the housekeeping. In most cases, the toilet ring is the result of hard water conditions together with water standing in a toilet that doesn’t see a lot of use.

While there are lots of commercial products out there that promise to remove hard water stains in the toilet, ordinary household pantry items you have already can be just as effective—and much cheaper!—to rid your toilet of the dreaded toilet ring without harsh chemicals.

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3-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls—So Decadent, So Simple It Might Be Illegal!

You’re going to doubt me as we get started here, but you shouldn’t. Trust me on this. Magnificent Cinnamon Rolls in no more than 40 minutes from start to glorious finish.

Ok, here we go:

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How to Remove Years of Kitchen Cabinet Grit and Grime

 

 

When did you last look at your kitchen cabinets? Not a passing glance, but an up-close visual study—paying particular attention to the areas around the knobs and handles that get touched thousands of times throughout the weeks and months? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about and what I’m pretty sure my dear reader Sandy is talking about, too.

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Worst and Best Ways to Clean Your Eyeglasses

 

A woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

You just paid a small fortune for new eyeglasses. On top of the cost for prescription lenses and fashionable frames, you opted for Anti-Reflective, Anti-Scratch, and UV Coatings too. After all, eyesight is a precious thing and it’s only wise to do all you can to protect it, right? Absolutely! But here’s the deal: You may be destroying your investment one cleaning at a time …

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Hands Down the Best Way to Kill Weeds and It’s Not Roundup

 

There is one provable and very compelling reason to not buy Roundup: It’s too expensive! Even if it were proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Roundup is safe as water, I still wouldn’t shell out the high price for the stuff. I kill weeds like crazy with kitchen pantry items that are really cheap and non-toxic: white vinegar, ordinary table salt, and dishwashing liquid.
First I will give you the ingredients, followed by two Weed Killer recipes using them …
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I want to know – what was YOUR favorite Everyday Cheapskate post this year?

Thank you for helping to make 2021 a good year in this little corner of the Internet; wishing you the best that 2022 has to offer!

 


 

 

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  1. Cally Ross says:

    my family had your quick cinnamon rolls for our Christmas brunch last month, oh my goodness! they were everything you claim! 10 rolls in a beautiful 9×13 casserole dish made a pretty display on the table as well. Everyone wanted to eat their breakfast foods so they could savor a cinnamon roll last. I will be making these again. This is THE recipe for this yeast-handicapped girl!

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