Have you picked up any of the free paper towels this past month? I was organizing my stockpile and needed to to find a way to store my paper towel rolls. I figured out that 12 rolls fit nicely in a kitchen trash sack! I was able to fill up two trash sacks with my Essential Everyday and Brawny Brand towels and now, they stack perfectly! If you have some of these free rolls “rolling” around try this out and see how it works for you!
Open the bag, and lay three rolls across the bottom so they are perpendicular to the seam of the bag so it a makes flat bottom row. Then, repeat three more times making a total of four rows and presto you have a nice paper towel package! I tied my bags with a bow so I could reuse the them after I use up the towels. When building a stockpile, you sometimes need to find creative storage solutions!
This is awesome! What a great idea for kids and helping learn the value of a dollar! My Job Chart is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for organizing and motivating your kids to learn first hand how to Save, Share and Spend.
Here is David’s Job List:
I just signed up for this and I love it! You can create rewards for kids of all ages. At first I didn’t think this would be beneficial for our “big” boys but you can give them movie tickets, gas money and more! You can print their weekly job chart too!
You can choose the rewards or the kids can create a wish list in the retail rewards section. They can search items on Amazon and add them to their wish list. Once they complete their jobs they earn points towards items they put in their wish list or the rewards that are selected! Here is an example of some of the rewards they have listed to earn, or create your own!
This is such an amazing tool to keep the kids on track, and the kids will have fun with it too! I can’t wait to see how much my kids get done with something to help them focus and motivate them!
Get started now, then be sure to come back and let us know how well it’s working for your family!
There is a new coupon out on Target’s Website that will get us some cheap cleaning supplies! Just print out this fabulous $2/2 Up & Up Cleaning Items and take it on over to pick up some cheap ammonia or bleach!
Up & Up Ammonia, $1.12
-$2/2 Up & Up Cleaning Items TARGET coupon
Final Price: $0.12 ea wyb 2!
Up & Up Bleach, $1.64
-$2/2 Up & Up Cleaning Items TARGET coupon
Final Price: $0.64 wyb 2!
Wonder what to do with a big jug (or 2) of ammonia? Well apparently you can make your own stain remover that is pretty similar to Shout! Check out the recipe from Busy at Home! I will definitely have to try this! What a cheap replacement for Shout!
Check out the rest of the HOT deals going on Target before you head out, like the cheap Ortega products!
If you have a business that requires you to take payments from people away from the regular store setting, you have to check this out! You can get a credit card reader that attaches to your mobile device and take payment wherever you are with PayAnywhere
This is such a neat idea! No more having to take checks and wondering if they are any good, or worrying about carrying cash around! You can accept credit card payments right then and there! Click Here to get signed up and make your next business transaction so much easier!
Summer is here! It’s time to get to work outside! If you haven’t joined the Home Depot Garden Club yet, you are missing out. It is free to join, and you will get awesome members only coupons and special offers!
They send you emails with tips, and I have actually gotten coupons in the mail for Free stuff! They have also sent out coupons for $5.00 off of a $50.00 purchase, which comes in handy for all kinds of stuff.
It’s fast and easy to get started on getting these special offers for yourself. Just click on the picture above to join the Home Depot Garden Club, then just wait for the coupons to start coming in!
I woke up this morning to an interesting development in my dryer. Along with a full load of my twin’ clothes, a BROWN CRAYON jumped into the laundry. Of course I didn’t notice this until it effectively tarnished the whole load of laundry with very questionable looking brown smears. (Insert very horrified face!)
If this was a red crayon or a happy yellow crayon, I might be able to look past the melted on marks that are all over all of the clothes. It might even be considered art!
In light of it being a brown crayon, unfortunately, it can’t be looked past. People would definitely not see these brown smears all over their clothing as crayon marks, and I would get a reputation around town as having the kids who wear clothes covered in…well something far yuckier than innocent crayon marks!
So does anyone have any ideas on how I can get all of this crayon out of the laundry? The whole load has crayon smears all over it, with nothing being spared. White socks are now covered in brown smears. Jackets, jeans, shirts, everything.
Can anyone help me save this laundry?
You all know how much we LOVE our coupons here on Raking In The Savings! We also know there are other things we can do around the house to save time and money!
Our friend Carol has years of experience doing everyday things to help make your money stretch a little further! She has offered to share some of those time-saving, and/or cash-saving tips with us, so we can all learn from her experience! These articles will be called Carol’s Cash Clips!
Here is what Carol has to say this week!
Did you know????
Would you like to keep your faucets looking sparkling clean during the holidays for company (or anytime for that matter)? After you do your regular sink and faucet cleaning, take a rag and put a dab or two of baby oil on it and wipe down your faucets! Wah ~ Lah no water spots for a few days! The baby oil keeps the water beading up and falling off! You can also do it in the shower…it won’t last as long…but it will last for some time! And for a nice finish on your bathroom sinks…..a light spray of funiture polish…and it too will bead up and down the drain it will go!
Merry Christmas! And Happy Cleaning!
I know that now, more than any other time, I am looking for all the short cuts I can get to keep things looking cleaner longer, while not taking a lot of time! What a fast, easy idea to keep the faucets sparkling! Thank you for sharing this with us Carol!
We all know how much we LOVE our coupons here on Raking In The Savings! We also know there are other things we can do around the house to save money!
Our friend Carol has years of experience doing everyday things to help make your money stretch a little further! She has offered to share some of those cash-saving tips with us, so we can all learn from her experience! These articles will be called Carol’s Cash Clips!
The first tip Carol has submitted over to us is something you can do to get some extra uses out of your Brillo or SOS Pads! Here is what Carol has to say:
Store your Brillo or SoS pads in a plastic container like the kind you get when you buy a small can of Folgers. When you use a Brillo or SOS pad, cut it in half! It will double the usage of the whole box! It is like using an Alberstons doubler without having to go to the store!
Now for the best part! After you cut one in half and use it, place the used 1/2 into a baggie (it can be a fold-over cheapie, which really are the best for this use, or a zip-top bag). Just make sure the end is folded over and the air is out of the bag, as this will prevent the pad from rusting! How cool is that!? Just place the baggie back into the plastic container and it will be good for another time! You have just tripled your savings!!! That is better then an Albertsons doubler anyday!
I am really excited to hear more of Carol’s tips! The next step to saving money on your grocery bill, is doing simple things to save money at home!
You will see Carol’s Cash Clips once or twice a week, whenever Carol has a great idea to send our way! My son is heading out right now to bring me my box of Brillo pads! 8)