See how I made some really inexpensive PVC pipe curtain rods to hold long, sheer porch curtains for around $15. After getting all the supplies at Lowe’s, I was able to measure, cut, and install the outdoor curtain rods and hang the curtain panels on my front porch in about 1 hour myself. They are holding up perfectly (even after storms and heavy gusts of wind). And they look great!
Money-Saving Shopping Tips
I will go into a Walmart from time to time for quick last-minute items. But when it comes to weekly grocery shopping, I definitely prefer to use Walmart’s online grocery pick up service. Here a list of all the reasons I like using Walmart curbside pick up for groceries and other household items. Plus, my detailed review showing how Walmart grocery pick up works.
In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
Thinking about purchasing an external hard drive? CD player? Wrist watch? Or cable TV? You might want to think twice! These are just a few of the items appearing on this massive list of things that are slated to become obsolete products soon.
Yes, today it’s possible to fax online — without a fax machine! It’s simple to send, receive, sign, and edit faxes online & on-the-go using the HelloFax app on your phone or the Hello Fax webpage at any computer.