By Shannon Hanrahan • October 18, 2013
TGIF! This week has been full of Halloween preparation and tons and tons of candy here at Headquaters. Hopefully you all were able to indulge in some sweet treats as well! As always, we wish you all a lovely and safe weekend! If you missed this week’s Tip Jars, check them out below and get some additional tips to achieve a savings savvy lifestyle as well.
I absolutely cannot stand spiders in my house (or really anywhere for that matter), so I was so excited to find this. Check out even more information about it on Herbs And Oils World. Having a dog, I tend to stray towards natural products so she doesn’t pick up the chemicals, so this mixture was perfect! Peppermint also has other great benefits that you can give a try! My favorite has always been to mix eucalyptus and peppermint in a pot of boiling water as a steam when I am sick.
Sometimes there is nothing better than curling in front of the TV all weekend and watching HGTV or a movie marathon, but the rest of the week the TV mostly stays off. Instead of spending a $100 a month on cable, get a Netflix account and spend only $8 a month. You may not get to watch your favorite shows the day it is airing, but you can always find a new show to start watching, until the other is added.
We have been told forever that washing our clothes in warm water gets the stains out better and kills the germs, but it is definitely not energy or cost effective. Check out this New York Times article explaining the hesitation people have switching to washing laundry in cold water and using cold-water detergent. Personally I have been using cold-water detergent since college and love it! My clothes always come out clean, and I don’t ruin them with running colors or shrinking.
Society loves perfect skin and companies have made a ton of money creating products and masks to keep our skin blemish free. Unfortunately, those merchandises do add up and often times are wasted because the ingredients are too harsh on our skin to continue use. Making homemade masks is such a great alternative because not only do you know exactly what is in them, but the masks are also very effective. Check out the step-by-step instructions for this mask on LiveStrong.com
You have to love butter! There are so many great uses to it, aside from being a delicious addition to your morning toast. One of my biggest pet peeves is throwing my cheese out before I finish it because of mold, so this trick has saved me money and time at the grocery store. Reader’s Digest has 6 other great household uses for butter as well!
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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).