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Try On These Clothing Storage Tips

Posted on 09/30/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsFunny, I don’t recall that sweater being monogrammed. That’s what I thought last fall when I unpacked a box of cold-weather clothing that I’d stowed away in the attic the previous spring.  Sure enough, my favorite blue sweater wasn’t monogrammed, though moths had done a pretty good job of carving out something that looked like my initials. Improperly storing clothing between seasons can actually be tougher on garments than daily wear and tear. And since the average American household spends about …

Spring Cleaning: What Treasures Did You Find?

Posted on 04/23/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Home & Family | Money & SavingsI’m one of those kind of people who actually enjoys spring cleaning. Sure, part of it is that it’s refreshing to change things up around the house, and start to be able to once again make use of outside spaces like decks and patios. But – being a notorious cheapskate – I’ll also admit that part of my enthusiasm for a rigorous round of spring cleaning is that it always seems to make me some money and save me even …