Category Archives: General Commerce

Laura’s Cheap Trick #86

Save & Reuse the Birthday Candles. We just had a birthday in our house and I was reminded of a trick I have been using since I was a child and blew out the candles of my own birthday cake.  … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #82

Male v. Female Products. Does it really matter? Okay this really happened to me this past weekend…my daughter texts me frantic just prior to her track meet…can you quick buy a razor and bring it to me at the meet … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #70

Use the Reusable Shopping Bags. I made a donation to our local public radio station and the thank you presents that arrived in the mail were 2 nylon reusable shopping bags.  I have since shopped for these items and have … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #66

Add Some Elbow Grease. Scrub it, clean it, figure it out.  Don’t admit defeat.  As a daughter of WWII parents I have the mantra stuck in my brain forever..fix it and make it last.  I realize some products just aren’t made to … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #65

Combine, combine, combine. Combine your trips into one combine your online shopping into the fewest number of orders.  Many companies offer free shipping for larger orders.  Don’t let it pressure you into purchasing more than you intend but do be smart about combining your … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #64

Don’t Throw it Away… I’m in party mode in case you haven’t noticed.  And we are entering into the party season.   One of the items we recently purchased for our party was bottled water.  (Cheaper than soda and better for … Continue reading

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Tommy Wrong Tool

I am a problem solver.  It is in my blood.  Don’t tell me it can’t be done cause I will come up with a way to do it.  This makes my career choice work perfectly with my personality.  There is … Continue reading

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