5 Winter Tips to
help you save money.
Winter Coat tip.
seems like I'm buying my kids a new coat every year, sometimes due to some sort
of zipper mishap. One thing you can do to help Zippers last longer is use
Chapstick , run it up and down, both sides of zipper, re-apply once a month
during the winter months, this should help your zippers last a little longer.
Tire Pressure tip-
have YOU checked your tire pressure, I said YOU, not the mechanic, Ha! As soon
as cold weather hits usually the air in your tires decreases. I am a single
mama and guess what? I check mine every other day during the winter and at
least once a week in the summer. It's really easy and your tires actually
tell you on them, what the recommended pressure is. There is a Mininum
and Maximin recommendations from the car manufacturer as well. Next time your
in your mechanics, ask him to show how to check. Ladies you have no
excuses, lol. I am a lady, I wear dresses, make-up and like pretty things and I
still know how to use a tire pressure gauge. Believe it or not, their are some
men who know nothing about this. I see it all the time when I am waiting
to put air in my tire. People not using guages. Think how impressed the man
will be on your 1st date when you notice his tire looks low and you pull out
your tire pressure gauge out of your purse and check. Ha!
When you purchase a new set of tires, mechanics often put the mininum this is
the recommendation for comfort, but be aware that the maximum is for Gas
mileage. Having your tires at the max will give you better gas mileage which
could save you money.
Pressure Gauges cost a couple of dollars and are small enough to fit in your
Here is a video to show you Just How easy it is to Check your tire pressure.
Holiday Decorating Tip
year holiday decorating can be a costly affair. There are so many neat
Decorations that catch the eye or the heart every year. This year I spied some
canvas prints for sale for nearly $40, And thought why not save money by
covering my frames in Giftwrap.
only does covering your frame save money and is easy to do, took me less than
10 minutes, but you don't have to worry about storing the prints, either. Most
of us have wrapping paper , most of us have Artwork in our homes. Most of
us have the scissors and tape too. So this CAN be a no cost solution to holiday
sure to leave the back unwrapped so u can hang it back up, as pictured.
sure to align your Giftwrap for proper viewing, as you see my Santas are
Are u hosting a baby shower, Birthday party or wedding reception, you can wrap
your paintings with the apprpriate festivity paper for a quick, easy and
low-cost decorating solution. And dont forget to recycle, when the
holiday or party is over, It is paper after all.
paternal grandmother had a wood stove, and I remember asking her why she had a
pan of water on top of it. She explained it was a "humidifier" in so
many words or less.
too can have this "humidifier" on a regular stove. Of course it only
works when your oven is on, so if your spending a saturday baking for the holidays,
be sure to try it.
stoves have a vent for the oven that is under one of the burners. By placing a
pan of water on that particular vent, u too can add moisture to the dry winter
air, when your oven is on. The water won't boil unless you turn on the burner,
but you'll still need to add water every so often, as the water evaporates in
Keep a pan of water on the stove at all times, then every time the oven is on
it is ready to go. And be sure to keep an eye on that water level and refill
Energy Cost saver-
means Holiday decorating, and that could mean higher energy costs, but u can do
something to help your budget low, Keep those lights on a Timer.
make outdoor timers for those Christmas lights, that turn on at dusk and turn
off 2,4, or 6 hours later. I usually had mine set for 4 hrs. Those lights don't
need to be on ALL night, aren't most of us in bed asleep at 2AM. Not to mention
hooking up the timer means you don't have to go outside in the cold to turn
them off and on. Ughh! Save the planet, people! Ha! Our Christmas Gift to mother nature should be conserving her resources, now doesn't that sound smart,lol
Added Dec, 13, 2014