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Old 08-02-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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If you have more than one can of paint left over at the end of a job, you did it wrong. If you are storing old paint cans in your living room, you are doing that wrong as well.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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I've used the "rubbing the nut" trick on scratched furniture many times. It is effective.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Frugality is fine but remember the cheapskate pays the most in the long term.
Sure. Have not paid garbage man for several years by now. I simply pick up trash in little bag in the morning and toss it into trash can on my way to the office. How is that going to make me pay more later? I am saving around $65 a month for very shiatty service otherwise.
Seriously, dude....
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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Sure. Have not paid garbage man for several years by now. I simply pick up trash in little bag in the morning and toss it into trash can on my way to the office. How is that going to make me pay more later? I am saving around $65 a month for very shiatty service otherwise.
Seriously, dude....
Amazing. I've never lived in a place that didn't require you to pay for garbage service. Put cans out or not, you gotta pay the garbage man.

AS for the Life hacks thing -- the very first thing ticked me off. It's not that it's a bad idea, but that aren't paper clips, those are binder clips. Two VERY DIFFERENT things. Made me think if he can't tell the difference, do I want to go on from there?
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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#30 is a violation of the National Electric Code, article 380.30 which states that it must be supported by a method identified for such use. I don't think nails or screws are identified by the cord manufacturer as suitable support.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Sure. Have not paid garbage man for several years by now. I simply pick up trash in little bag in the morning and toss it into trash can on my way to the office. How is that going to make me pay more later? I am saving around $65 a month for very shiatty service otherwise.
Seriously, dude....
I can't think of a community I am aware of where that wouldn't be "misuse of municipal funds" and subject to a large ($500 and up) fine. I also had friends who did this and they very carefully tore off any identifying labels from everything in an effort to not get caught. It wouldn't be worth it to me.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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I can't think of a community I am aware of where that wouldn't be "misuse of municipal funds" and subject to a large ($500 and up) fine. I also had friends who did this and they very carefully tore off any identifying labels from everything in an effort to not get caught. It wouldn't be worth it to me.
No doubt, I have heard that many cities (and businesses) have pressed charges on this issue.

Our previous house was in a high foreclosure area. Lots of people weren't paying their trash service so the city just went to adding on to the tax bill. Made it easier on me - one less bill to pay , esp once we converted the house to a rental.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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I can't think of a community I am aware of where that wouldn't be "misuse of municipal funds" and subject to a large ($500 and up) fine. I also had friends who did this and they very carefully tore off any identifying labels from everything in an effort to not get caught. It wouldn't be worth it to me.
There was a woman in DC who got a huge fine for puting a piece of junk mail in a garbage can as she walked to work in the morning. A cop walking on the sidewalk behind her pulled it out, saw her address, and wrote a ticket under some dumping statute that says personal household garbage can't be disposed in public receptacles.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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If you have more than one can of paint left over at the end of a job, you did it wrong. If you are storing old paint cans in your living room, you are doing that wrong as well.
We decant leftover paint (for touch-ups) into a laundry bottle. Leave enough headspace so you can give it a good shake and use one with a pour spout.

We've used the pool noodle idea before - under a fittend sheet to keep toddlers in bed.

I love me some binder clips. Got some great ones on clereance once at Staples that had a nice tab thing one them. I always kept a big set on my child'st stroller to clip her blankets across her lap or hang it over the canopy so she had total shade protection from the sun.

I've been folding fittend sheets that way for years (thanks Martha Stewart show)
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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Neat stuff. I like the toothpaste cleaning the headlights. I have a 1998 F-150 with totally dull headlights. Will try it tonight.

Toothpaste also cleans sterling jewelry in a pinch....
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