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Old 06-09-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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Hubby cuts his own hair. He is also building shelves and lighting so we can grow greens indoors year-round. I am learning to grow more things from seed so I can save money on gardening, which is one of my loves.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:47 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hubby cuts his own hair. He is also building shelves and lighting so we can grow greens indoors year-round. I am learning to grow more things from seed so I can save money on gardening, which is one of my loves.
Cool. I love growing things.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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All kinds of stuff… and projects: mostly small….
painting, sewing, carpentry making a shelving unit, laying pavers, mulching the yard. trimming shrubs, finding and fixing a trash find I might need. I found my office chair, my kitchen island, a coffee table, plant stands that others had put out for trash pick up.

I don't think I've saved any MAJOR -- thousands and thousands of dollars on anything…not like a co-worker who's husband does home remodeling…who did their bathrooms, kitchen and deck for free labor and just the cost of materials. Not THAT is saving money.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I pretty much try everything myself before hiring someone else to do it. The other day, I watched a YouTube video on how to add an outlet, and I cut a hole and wired a new outlet up. It wasn't hard at all.

I did the same for installing a backsplash, light fixtures, and a bunch of other things. Some people are so helpless, they'll pay for an electrician to come install a fan even though it comes with simple directions. They don't even try!
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:14 AM
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I pretty much try everything myself before hiring someone else to do it. The other day, I watched a YouTube video on how to add an outlet, and I cut a hole and wired a new outlet up. It wasn't hard at all.

I did the same for installing a backsplash, light fixtures, and a bunch of other things. Some people are so helpless, they'll pay for an electrician to come install a fan even though it comes with simple directions. They don't even try!

YouTube is a great way to learn things.



My husband and I will be saving money today by changing the oil on the car, painting shelves that we built, and spray texturing the spare bedroom.
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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I'm about to go outside and mow the lawn. Saved a ton of money over the years by not paying for a lawn service (been there, done that, so I know how expensive it can get). And I get exercise to boot! 3/4 acre property, no riding mower, just a self-propelled walk-behind. I call the cost of my mower my "gym membership".
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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Cool. I love growing things.
The lighting is now installed. It is so cheery, I can't wait until we have it during the winter time. I may never leave the grow area.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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Learn how to invest for retirement instead of hiring a financial advisor. Saving thousands of dollars a year.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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I am so impressed by this. There's a couple of girls at work who cut their own hair and it looks great.
I'm jealous.

On Shark Tank about a month ago, they had a girl on w/this device she sells on Amazon that helps you
cut your own hair. I wrote down the name...it's " creaclip". Check it out.
She just opened her new shop down the street from me! They are restoring and old store front and are planning on a Mexican restaurant on the other half of the building, I think. Maybe they are just renting half of it to someone who is going to put one in. In any case, they bought the building a month or so ago, so it's nice that the building will be restored instead of torn down. I've not met her yet, but this isn't that big of a town that I won't meet her eventually. They played the shark tank episode on the big screen at the local theater, too. Guess now all I need to do is go inside their store and see the clips and things.

We do tons of things ourselves, from house repair, car repair, to gardening and making yarn from angora bunnies. I'm also growing Bleak Hall Sea Island white cotton, so should we need it, we can spin thread, too. Most of this is more or less lifestyle or hobbies, how we really save money is by rarely paying retail. We live in a place where folks are going to 'move to Paradise' so they ship over a whole container load of good stuff (why pay to ship junk?). Then, they find out it isn't Paradise after all, or they can't find employment or their grandkids are too far away, etc., etc. So, they sell everything off cheap since they can't afford to ship it back anymore and we get just about everything for not much money at yard and moving sales. Plus the big resort hotels redo their decor about every five years so then there's tons of hotel furniture and furnishings floating around the island. A lot of our food falls from the sky since things grow here year round.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: 76102
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I'm about to go outside and mow the lawn. Saved a ton of money over the years by not paying for a lawn service (been there, done that, so I know how expensive it can get). And I get exercise to boot! 3/4 acre property, no riding mower, just a self-propelled walk-behind. I call the cost of my mower my "gym membership".


We do our own lawnwork too. $200 investment for mower, weedeater and edger. Most yards in our development cost $40 a week to do the job. Takes one hour and we get exercise!
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