Frugal Living Tips – Post #4

More frugal living tips from A Wandaful Thing….

Ever since Mylo the kitty cat joined the family I’ve had to come up with ways to deal with cat hair.

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Don’t throw away your used paint rollers – you can use them to pick up pet hair...they don’t even need to be washed, just dry.  If I use a cheap paint roller, when I am finished the job, I just throw it out without washing it – NOT ANYMORE!!!

 

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Frugal Living Tips Post #2

Every Monday in January I plan on sharing some of my favorite frugal living tips with reference to the 4R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose!!

Reuse soup cans and coffee tins -Make sure you thoroughly clean and wash your cans before using. Here are a few ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose your tins or cans.

1. Use your can to hold pan drippings such as bacon fat, let it harden, then wrap in a plastic bag (that you have saved to recycle) and put in the garbage. It is so much better for the environment and your sink to NOT put any type of hot grease down the drain.

2. DIY luminaries – you can leave as is or spray paint your cans and punch holes to make fun light patterns – pop in a tea light or votive candle and these can be used indoors or outdoors – for outdoor use, you could punch holes in the side of the cans and add wire to hang from a branch in a tree.

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4R’s of Frugal Living

Every Monday in January I will share some of my frugal living tips. I’ve always been a practical and frugal person because I was a single parent and basically had  to be.

Now that I am just slightly older (cough, cough, ahem, ahem) I still challenge myself to be practical and frugal and try to find ways to save money wherever possible, AND,  I live by the 4R’s, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and REPURPOSE~~~

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Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know that I have a hard time throwing things out, I prefer to recycle, reuse or repurpose whenever possible. I had a pretty big stash of toilet tissue paper tubes waiting to be turned into wall art or Christmas ornaments.

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WELCOME TO 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2014!

Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas 2014! 

Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas 2014!

This is my first year of blogging about crafts and gift ideas for the holiday season.

There’s going to be 12 straight days of easy, elegant and inexpensive decorating, craft and gift ideas coming your way!

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

See you back here tomorrow!!!