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Tab that License

Where I work, customers are required to show their photo ID. Many people have difficulty getting their license out of their cluttered wallets, but one customer did a very clever thing. She stuck a piece of Scotch tape to one side of her license with the majority of the tape hanging off the edge. She […]

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Other Uses For Dryer Sheets

Don’t get rid of those dryer sheets just yet! Since Mary is always telling us to use dryer balls instead of fabric softeners, many of us may still have boxes of unused dryer sheets. Wonder no more. They have many other uses and some of them will amaze you. Remove the bugs from your car: […]

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Improved Chances of Finding Lost Cell Phone

Losing a mobile phone can be an upsetting situation. Here’s a simple thing you can do now to improve your chances of getting it back should you lose it in the future. Add “If found call xxx-xxx-xxxx” to the lock screen. Here are the simple steps to do this: Go to the camera app on […]

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Cool Your Cooler

Whenever I am going on an outing where I am bringing beverages or perishables, I cool down my cooler the night before the event. I put ice packs (or bagged ice) in it overnight so the ice chest is already cold when I am ready to use it. This also helps the items I place in […]

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Paint Control

Many of us like to occasionally spray paint things to spruce them up but oh, what a mess! And then, there’s finding space. Purchase a small stand-alone, folding canopy (6 ft. x 6 ft. is my go-to). Set it up on a canvas or plastic drop cloth and use clear plastic sheeting to enclose, leaving […]

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For Flute Players!

This is probably not a tip that most people would use but there’s gotta be flute lovers out there somewhere that read Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate! All good flute players know that taking care of their flute is important!  So cleaning it after every use is a must. But what do you clean it with? […]

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Cheap Knitting and Crocheting Supplies

Charity shops such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army can be a great source for knitting and crocheting supplies.  I have purchased huge bags of yarn for as little as $5, sometimes containing expensive 100% wool brands. Often when people downsize, give up on hobbies, or clean out a deceased relative’s home they often donate […]

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Declutter Your Mind with a Brain Dump

Ever feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off?  Yeah, me too!!  Some days it feels like I’m running 90 to nothing and trying to remember everything I need to do. Here’s what works for me: BRAIN DUMP: I write down all of the things that I need to do. I get […]