If you're looking for a way to save some money, the best area to start may be your own bedroom. A ceiling fan is a great and smart chouce for helping save energy and money. It's not too difficult to put together and can be a great addition to your home.
Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs doesn't just benefit the planet. It will also benefit you personally. Compact fluorescent light bulbs last a lot longer than regular bulbs, and they burn much less power. That adds up to save you a lot of money in the long run. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us a few of the benefits of using these bulbs.
After finishing up your paint job, you're going to want to clean the paint of your brushes and rollers to save money on replacement. Depending on the paint you used, either oil-based or water-based, you're going to need either water or turpentine to clean off the paint. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to clean paint off of paint brushes and rollers.
Learn from those crazed coupon clippers who've figured out how to buy $500 worth of groceries for 50 cents. You will need Sunday newspapers, coupon websites, accordion folders to store the coupons in, and the store specific circular fliers. Watch this video budgeting tutorial and learn how to save money on food with coupons.
Replacement ink or toner cartridges can cost a pretty penny. See how to make your supplies last longer with this guide to saving money on printing.
If you're a fan of chicken fillets and drumsticks, you may find yourself spending more money than you'd hope at the grocery store, picking up prepackaged and sliced portions of meat. But sometimes, the cheapest way to eat is to do the hard work yourself. This video will concentrate on showing you how to carve up a raw chicken. You can save up to 20 or 30 percent! Learn the steps to filleting a whole chicken.
In this video, we learn how to use your Cricut to save money on scrapbook paper. First, place the mini monogram cartridge into your Cricut machine. Then, place your paper onto the 12x12 cutting mat. Now, load your paper into the machine, then press the scalloped circle and the fit to page buttons. Then, press cut and let the machine do all the work. Once it's finished, unload your paper from the machine and remove the outside portion of the image. Now, adhere it to the white piece of scrapboo...
This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to save money & water with your toilet flush. The first step is to turn the water off. Then remove the lid of the tank, disconnect the bowl refill supply and make sure that the overflow pipe is open. The next step is to take the new sink, attach it to the water supply point, place the drain in the overflow pipe and position the sink over the flush tank. The modification is done. Now turn on the water supply and your ...
If rain is a constant weather in your city, you should check into installing rain barrels outside. These precious storage systems are great to use for watering your plants during the long summer months. Not only does it help you save money, but it helps out the environment as well. They're easy to set up and can be done without much hassle. So check out the tutorial above from the city of Calgary, on how to use rain barrels today. Good luck and enjoy!
All around your house there small cracks and spaces that are letting air out of the house. You can stop the air leaks through an inexpensive way saving money from being wasted, it's called caulk. You have to select the right one for what you need, there are many different types for different applications so be sure to pick the right one. Clean the area you want to apply the caulk in and then put the caulk in the device with which you're going to use it. Push the plunger until it stops and cut...
Spread the word: It's easy to reduce energy consumption! By sharing these tips, you'll help friends and family use less energy and save money.
You can buy almost anything on the internet these days, including prescription drugs. If you want to make sure you're getting a good price and high-quality drugs from a reputable source, watch this video for tips on finding and vetting online perspiration drugs sellers.
Brew laundry detergent that cleans your clothes for just three cents a load -- a fraction of what it costs with store-bought detergent.
Just because fixed rate mortgage rates have dropped to historic lows doesn't mean that you should automatically refinance. With the economic climate you might not be able to refinance because many banks have tightened the rules for refinancing. As for who is eligible, you will need a 700-720 on your credit score to get the best rates. To refinance at all you need at least a 600. Generally it is worthwhile to refinance if you can save at least a half point off of your current rate. But you do ...
We know, we know: How many people actually burn stuff onto CDs these days? Well, while external hard drives that hold several terrabytes of data and flash drives have kind of replaced our reliance on CDs, every now and then they're good for quickly compiling a "Pop Hits of the '80s" CD for your girlfriend or simply for storing your illegal version of Microsoft Office.
Don't have the money in your budget to go out to the salon? With this video you will be given tips to cut your own hair. Before you start, you will need elastic hair ties, a comb, and hair cutting scissors. This video will take you through a step-by-step demonstration from start to finish on how to do a hair cut at home. She'll show you how to section off your hair and start cutting away. As she says, the hardest part is knowing when to stop.
In this video from cdrhead we learn how to save money by staining your own concrete floors. First vacuum the floor and under the sheet rock removing as much dirt and dust as you can. Place plastic on all walls and unfinished wood trim. Now use a 4 inch scraper to remove any remaining materials. Now scrub with a broom with water or buffer. Spray a mild acid detergent on the floor as well now and scrub with a buffer. Now vacuum the floor with a ShopVac. Now spray the acid stain using a handheld...
Usually those "dry clean only" tags mean one thing: dry cleaning bills. Why sacrifice wearing silk, suede, or other fine fabrics when knowing just a few clothes care tips can save you tons of money on dry cleaning.
If you've ever been in a performing arts group and have needed to wear makeup that both withstands the harsh whitewashing of stage lights and stands out, you know that false eyelashes are your unfailing best friends.
It's no secret: whether you get them new or second-hand, buying your textbooks online can save you a lot of money. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started buying your own textbooks on the Internet, take a look.
Learn how to save money n clothes with these fantastic tips! 1. Before you go shopping, you must get to know your body shape, colors that suit you, and be aware of your style of life. 2. To determine your body shape, and which things actually suit you and make you look good, try on as many clothes from your friends or in the shops as you can, and be critical of your look. 3. To determine which colors suit you, find a book on the internet or in the library. (shades should complement your skin ...
Ever since high school, I've been preparing my own taxes. Each year it gets more and more complicated, which results in me filing later and later, avoiding it until I have the time or just can't wait any longer. I even resorted to using TurboTax online to help do some of the grunt work for me these past couple years, but that hasn't stopped me from being lazy about it. I have yet to file my 2010 taxes, but I will very soon. Tomorrow, in fact—before TurboTax raises their prices.
Looking for the best way to to pay or transfer money for your overseas property can be difficult. Should I make a money transfer with my bank or a broker? And many other questions that we ask ourselves.
Projector screens can be pretty expensive, depending on the size and quality you're looking for. If you're thinking of installing one and want to save some money, you can build a pretty decent one yourself with just a few simple materials. Redditor dodgeboy made this 128" DIY projector screen for only $200, and I have to say it looks pretty impressive. Poplar 1x4s make up the frame, with pine 1x3s as supports. Once the frame was assembled and painted black, he installed mounting blocks on bot...
Americans spend up to 40 percent of their food money outside the home. Watch this instructional video to learn how you can extend your budget and save big money while dining out at restaurants from Stephanie Nelson of couponmom.com.
Prices at the gas pump got you down? Our Daily Idea Scientists have put together some practical suggestions for you and your pocketbook. Follow these tips to increase your gas mileage and save some dough!
The cost of scrapbooking can really add up. You can still create wonderful scrapbooks to artistically document your memories by shopping smart and cutting costs by being resourceful. You can use things you already have around the house.
Everyone knows about the raise in natural gas prices. This how to video shows you can save money on your energy bill with these tips.
Saving money on fuel is as simple as checking your route. We show you which types of road to avoid and how to beat the traffic.
We know what you're thinking: You have two left hands and even cutting in a straight line is a monumental feat. But trust us, even butterfingers can cut their bangs professionally. In fact, if you tend to cut slightly slanted or jaggedy then your bangs will look even better!
Saving energy is as easy as 1,2,3! There are various places in your home where you can spend money on that will not only save you energy, but money as well. One of the most common and easiest places is the light fixtures. From sconces, to lamps, to the lights above your dining room table, these lights can be replaced with more energy efficient lights easily. They cost a bit more, but in the long haul will save you money and help leave a smaller footprint on this planet.
In this video, we learn how to save time and money at the grocery store. At holiday time, grocery shopping can be extra tough. First, make sure you bring your own reusable bags. Then, place in your soda and water in the cart first so you don't have to re-arrange. Make a list before you go to the grocery store so you don't wander around the store. Also, see if you can place your deli order ahead of time so you don't have to wait around. Have your grocery clerk group like items together so unpa...
If you take a quick look around your home, there are many areas that can be changed to help ensure that it's energy efficient. From the fridge in your kitchen to the lights outside, there are numerous possibilities. One area that is filled with possibilities is your basement, more specifically, your home's air ducts. This is an area where you can save 5-10 percent per month on your energy bill. It takes a little bit of time to complete, but is totally worth it in the long haul. So check out t...
Preparation and planning are the keys to travel satisfaction. Learn how to plan and pack for a trip in this free travel tips video from an experienced traveler.
This is video is a tutorial on how to save more money in your daily life. The video says that budget professional suggest that we need to set a goal. Decide why you're saving your money. Save your money to where if there were an emergency you could comfortably use your savings. The video suggests taking advantage of your employer's retirement fund. Last but certainly not least, we are told that saving sooner is better than saving later.
Greeting cards. Everyone hates buying them, they're way overpriced, and the majority of them go right in the trash after they're opened. So why do we still buy them?
You can pinch yourself, but you're not dreaming. Sprint is actually offering a year of (mostly) free, unlimited service for anyone who switches to the carrier. The only stipulation is that you must bring your phone with you, and it has to be one of the 27 eligible devices.
Road trips almost always include unforeseen pit stops, which can take you way off track from your destination and end up causing massive delays. But if you rely on Waze for navigation, however, this issue is totally covered.
Dinner is meant to be enjoyed after a long day away from home—it shouldn't cause stress or fuss. But for many, that's exactly what a home-cooked meal represents, especially on a work night. The prep work, the steps involved in following the recipe, the numerous amount of bowls, pots, and pans you use, and... worst of all, a sink full of dishes to clean.
My years in the restaurant business have taught me many things. Some of those things are best left unsaid and other things require a PhD in vulgarity, but the one thing I learned that I keep coming back to night after night is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to drink excellent wine. This is especially true of champagne...I'm sorry, sparkling wines.