Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Money-saving hints

We're all looking for ways to get more out of our money, right? I thought this article had some good tips. I'm definitely going to be trying out the laundry detergent idea (#8). Still refuse to hang out my clothes (I just hate they way they smell - it was fine in MT and TX, but eastern PA has some sort of funk) Two other simple ideas:
* Use the library! Obviously a great source for books, but ours also has CDs, movies, and even video games.
* Invest in a water filter. The faucet-mount ones are cheaper than purchasing bottled water, but the filters are expensive (and we went through them pretty fast). Love, LOVE our undersink filter. (After some research, we bought one from Crystal Quest)

3 comments:

Jenn said...

okay, I'm skeptical of the laundry detergent, but you'll have to be the guinea pig and let us all know how it works - especially on kids dirt. I'm pretty much a Tide snob because it really works to get the grime out!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Thanks for the under the sink water filter name. We've been using Brita filters and they are pricey. I still buy bottled water, just so I can rotate new bottles in. DearHubby packs 2 bottles a day. I keep and reuse the bottles for about 2 weeks by washing them really good and then rotate new ones in by buying a new pack. Anyway, our well water tastes just like bottled water, or so we've been told by one of DearHubby's co-workers who lives in the city. City water must really taste bad.

Trish D said...

Yes, our water is heavily chlorinated, which is why I'm so adamant that we use a filter. Hubby doesn't really mind it, but I won't drink the water when I can smell the fumes just from turning the faucet on...