By Shannon Hanrahan • January 17, 2014
HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you have all been enjoying your week so far! We are so excited that the weekend is finally here. This week we have brought Tip Jars to make your home life more efficient, your traveling less expensive, and your entertainment more fun! Hopefully you will find these tips just as useful as we do. With the holidays in the past, it finally feels like everything is settling back into place, and we are geared up to bring you the best deals and saving advice to make your life easier! We want you to have a wonderful and safe weekend! Try something new or visit a new place and let us know about it!
I am sure that flying is far from your mind this soon after the holidays, but it is always nice to be thinking and planning ahead for your next trip. CNN Money references CheapAir’s study that the best time to purchase a flight is 49 days before you are looking to depart on domestic flights. This gives you a little over a month and a half to plan your trip! Also, the article suggests that Tuesday afternoon EST is the best time to catch the deals, as airlines begin adding competitive prices for their flights.
Static cling is the worst when you take all of your clothes out of the dyer and are trying to get them fold and hang correctly. Whether you just don’t like using dyer sheets or find yourself in a bind, try taking a few sheets of aluminum foil, rolling them into a ball, and throwing it into the dryer. Lifehacker’s great advice has us saving money and being resourceful because the same aluminum ball can be used for up to 6 months.
We seem to always be taking keys on and off of our keychains, and it is far from an easy and painless process. It breaks nails, ruins manicures, and leaves your fingers sore from trying to maneuver the tight rings. Using a stapler remover to open up the keychain will change your life. You can buy one for less than a dollar most places, and you will get great use out of it since it multitasks!
When you wear dark shirts as opposed to white you are hotter right? Well, same is true for your roof! As Earth Talk’s Saving Energy with White Roofs points out, dark colored roofs absorb more hear from the sun’s rays, therefore causing your air conditioning to work even harder to keep your home cool. By painting your roof white, you are not only helping your house stay cooler, but you are also helping the environment because you are not consuming as much energy and producing air pollution.
If you are in a situation where you need an alternate light source or just want to have fun, try making your very own glow stick! It is very cost effective and a great activity to do with your friends and family. Leave about ¼ of your Mountain Dew in the bottle and then add some baking soda and 3 caps of peroxide. Shake it all up, and you will have a giant glow stick on your hands.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to share your own tips below!
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Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).