Plumbing repairs are expensive. If your system is always clogging, it's time to learn what things you should never flush. Are you tired of racing for the plunger? If you can't figure out why your toilet keeps backing up, perhaps you're using it to flush the wrong things. Surprisingly, some things labeled as safe to flush aren't. Other things we're used to flushing (but … [Read more...] about Things You Should Not Flush in Your Toilet
Money-Saving Tips for Homemakers
Good household management includes knowing how to save money, so you can stretch your family's budget farther.
Combine the budgeting tips and ways to save money in the articles below with making your own natural, homemade cleaners and you're well on your way to reducing household costs!
Feeling like the water coming out of your faucet or shower isn't strong enough? Most of the time, you can fix low water pressure problems yourself. Here's how. Getting a good stream of hot or cold water when we turn on a faucet is something we tend to take for granted. That is until you turn on a tap, and what comes out is a mere trickle. If your water pressure seems low, … [Read more...] about How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home
Here's everything you need to know to use your freezer, oven, or dehydrator to preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables without canning. Right about now, Farmer's Markets, grocery stores, and gardens are bulging with fresh produce. That includes my backyard, too. My tomato plants look like Christmas trees with all the red, round fruits hanging from them. I have a forest … [Read more...] about How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables Without Canning
What you need to know to find free firewood and get it ready to heat your home this winter. Using a wood-burning fireplace or wood stove to heat your home doesn't have to cost you lots of money. You can find free firewood if you know where to look. With the right tools, a little planning, and good manners, you can scavenge wood of all sorts. You might even score enough to … [Read more...] about How to Find Free Firewood and Use it to Heat Your Home
Growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables is a wonderful hobby. But it can get expensive unless you know how to save money gardening. Have you seen the Facebook meme about someone growing tomatoes? They spend a small fortune to raise things they could've bought from the store for a couple of bucks. It's funny because it's true. Or, rather, it can be if you don't know a few … [Read more...] about How To Save Money Gardening