Category Archives: Home Tips

Laura’s Cheapt Trick #80

Anything makes a good chew toy. Yes it is true we have a puppy in the house and just as any item make a good baby toy, (speaking metaphorically here) the same is true to puppies.  Don’t bother spending money … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #79

Skype, Oovoo, etc. –  internet calling services. Our family plays host to many international exchange students.  We also have close family on the other side of the country.  We would love to travel over to them more often and the … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #73

Fix the Leaks. Following up with the close the windows and shut the flue.  Fix the other holes around the house. Ceilings, floors, windows, and walls can invite in cold air in the winter and allow cold air out in … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #72

Close the Flue Vent. Done with the fire and it is out?  Shut the vent.  We lose just as much A/C out the flue as we do heat when we forget to keep this small little vent shut.  Consider adding … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #71

Shut the Windows. Sounds simple enough.  But the phrase, “What, do you live in a barn?” Keeps popping into my mind as a see the girls leaving the doors open.   The other biggie is closing and latching the window, … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #63

Bring a Dish. Think a party costs too much money to throw?  Think again.  Make it a Pot – luck party.  Time it so the party does not fall around a meal.   Remember a good party is about the company … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #62

Throw a Party. This is the best way to get your home picked up and cleaned.  At least once a year throw a party.  Make it an annual event and you will be surprised at hoe a little deadline motivation … Continue reading

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