About Me

New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!

Tags

New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

How To Make Your Used Furniture Match In Your Space

If you have purchased several pieces of used furniture, chances are you haven't gotten a matching set. When it comes to your home's decor, it's still possible to make these mixed, eclectic pieces work for your space in a way that looks and feels inviting. Here are a few tips to help you create a beautiful space at home with your used furniture pieces. Consider Refinishing For wooden furniture pieces, you can always refinish a couple of items to match one centralized item.

Four Repairs And Improvements You Will Want To Do Before Replacing Windows

If you are ready to replace the windows in your home, you may want to do some improvements first. Using replacement windows may require repairs to existing casing. You may also want to do chores like painting before you have your new windows installed. Doing these things now can save you trouble later. Here are some of the improvements that you will want to get done before you have new windows installed in your home:

Open-Door Policy: Air Conditioning And Room Air Pressure

If you've just moved from an older home or apartment to a newer residence, especially one that has a newer central air conditioning unit, you may have noticed something funny going on. Running the air conditioner suddenly makes the doors to individual rooms much harder to open. There is nothing actually wrong, however -- you're just finding out how well-sealed your rooms are. But you should take that as a hint to keep more doors open when the air conditioner is running because that will help keep your system running efficiently.

How To Remove Mice From Your Basement

Mice often move into a home's basement in the winter, usually in search of food and shelter. If you don't spend a lot of time in your basement, you may not even be aware there is a problem until you find a nesting site or droppings. Taking care of these pests requires patience and persistence. #1: Seal the Entrances Mice can get into your home via an entrance as small as 1/4-inch, so your first task is to make sure there are no entrances to your basement.

Need To Install A Pool Fence? Important Things To Consider

If you are installing a pool for the summer, you also need to make sure you place a pool fence around it. There are many fences to choose from, and it is important that you use the correct type of materials as well as follow any rules that are in place in your area. The Type of Materials You Wish to Use Fencing for pools comes in a variety of materials.

Avoid Pricey Repairs With Maintenance For Your Washing Machine

Washing machines are often considered one of the most important appliances in every household, making it important for you to take special care of it to prevent expensive repairs down the road. Luckily, many repairs can be avoided by focusing on routine maintenance. The following five tips can all help keep your washing machine in good working order without any complications. Choose the Ideal Laundry Detergent Most people choose laundry detergent based on the scent or the type of clothing that they typically wash, but it's also a good idea to pick detergent based on what's best for your washing machine.

5 Things To Consider When Furnishing A Small Dining Room

As a homeowner, decorating your space is important to ensure that the space is appealing, functional, and comfortable to live in. It can be difficult to decide how to decorate some rooms, however, especially when they are small. For example, a small dining room can be difficult to decorate since you are more limited on table options, as well as other design aspects to ensure that the space flows instead of feeling cramped.

How To Repair A Dryer Belt

A common problem with a clothes dryer is the drive belt either slips or breaks. This is a repair that normally needs only hand tools. Repairing it yourself can save money and takes only a couple hours of time. 1. Find the brand and model number from the manufacturers tag. It might be easiest to take a picture with your cell phone of the entire tag in case the appliance parts supplier needs more information.