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  • Make do and Mend. Buy nothing new for a year.

    Am I issuing a challenge? Maybe... B ut it is exactly this type of self-imposed challenge that has made an impact on the life of Jen Gale. I had the joy of interviewing here last week. The show airs here on: Surviving On Shoestrings and you may enjoy taking a listen. We got into the impact upon other...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on Tue, May 27 2014
  • Re: Solutions for a problematic zipper?

    We had the same problem so we invented a solution! www.ZipperAde.com you can get 3 for only $4.99 We got so tired of returning expensive jeans! This product is small enough where you cannot see it- and works on 99% of all zippers.
    Posted to Forum by www.ZipperAde.com on Mon, Jun 6 2011
  • Re: Are you ready for heating with wood this winter?

    [quote user="Cinnamonhuskies"] DigitalMat, Doesn't it seem like you either have time or money but never both at the same time?! We cut wood during one of dh's layoffs Memorial week. The way his work has been its feast or famine. When there's work, he works. When the shop runs out...
    Posted to Forum by DigitalMat on Mon, Jul 12 2010
  • Time spent repairing vs. buying new and a third option.

    Of all things! My bread machine (of 15 years) finally completely gave out! Pretty sure it's past its warranty. Oh wait! I think got it at a garage sale so there likely IS no warranty. . I've done my due diligence with it over the years; soldering 'this' that broke, unscrewing and cleaning...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on Wed, Oct 14 2009
  • Re: Mop wringer for laundry?

    Well, good news! I was going through a Reader's Digest all-things-household book when I happened on a section on washer troubleshooting. Turns out that both of my washer woes (poor agitation, not spinning) can be caused by a loose drive belt. Now that we know what the problem probably is, the husband...
    Posted to Forum by Joyous on Sun, Nov 9 2008
  • How to repair book binding

    If you have a hardcover book in which the pages are coming loose from the spine as a whole, here is a technique I learned from my dad. Cut a piece of ugly 100% cotton cloth (ugly because you'll never see it again - no sense wasting pretty cloth!) to fit the spine of the book on the inside. Coat the...
    Posted to Forum by Joyous on Sat, Nov 8 2008
  • Re: Suggestions for traveling on a budget?

    [quote user="karenteacher"] Be very careful about the exchange rates - especially on credit cards, if you take any; the additional fee - it ws 3% on my card - for the currency conversion can build up fast. [/quote] To my knowledge, Capital One is the only 'major' credit card purveyor...
    Posted to Forum by Miserly Maxine on Sun, May 18 2008
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