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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 …

Laundry Tips That Can Save You Money

Posted on 05/15/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWho knew I could sing the blues, and who knew doing the wash could be so much fun? This week’s episode of “The Cheap Life” is all about how to cut the cost of doing laundry and make your clothes last longer, too. You’ll also find instructions in the show for making your own laundry and cleaning supplies as well as some repurposing tips for used fabric softener sheets. Plus, if you leave me your favorite “clean” joke or laundry …