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Spring Cleaning Cheapskate Style
Posted By Jeff Yeager On April 2, 2013 @ 12:28 pm In Money & Savings | Comments Disabled
Several years ago I resigned myself to the fact that we live in the kind of house  that’s better cleaned with an heavy duty wet/dry vac than a traditional vacuum cleaner like most folks use. If you live in a semirural, ultra-muddy area and heat your home  primarily with woodstoves like we do, then you know what I mean. By late winter, much of our house looks more like a barn or sawmill.
With the crocuses, daffodils, and forsythia in full bloom  and the woodstove (hopefully!) shut down until next fall, I’m ready to launch an all-out spring cleaning campaign to get our house and yard in shape for the warmer months ahead . To further motivate me, I’ve discovered over the years that spring cleaning need not be expensive and, in fact, can actually save or even make you money if you do it correctly.
In this week’s episode of “The Cheap Life,” I share some of my tips for spring cleaning cheapskate-style. So grab your feather duster and sponge mop, and head on over to YouTube for some money-saving spring cleaning advice  and laughs. While you’re there, be sure to leave me your favorite cheapskate cleaning tips and you might win a $50 gift card!
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 the kind of house: http://www.aarp.org/videos.id=635356909001/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 heat your home: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/02/cheapskates-good-smelling-energy-audit/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 in full bloom: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-03-2013/get-ready-for-gardening-season.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 warmer months ahead: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-06-2012/12-ways-to-stay-cool-and-save-money.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 money-saving spring cleaning advice: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/home-improvement/info-04-2011/saving-money-by-spring-cleaning.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
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 Use Your Slow Cooker and Save Year Round: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/19/use-your-slow-cooker-and-save-year-round/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
 Coast-to-Coast Spring Cleaning: Simple Ways to Keep Your Community Litter-Free: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/25/better-the-environment-pick-up-litter-in-your-community/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS
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