Putting the Lids on This Week's Tip Jars: September 19, 2014

By Shannon Hanrahan  •  September 19, 2014

It is finally the weekend! I don’t know about you all, but for me this week seemed to go just a little bit slower than normal, probably due to the beautiful weather that we are having here in Santa Monica. It left us sitting at our desks, daydreaming about the beach. Can you believe that fall officially starts on Tuesday? The season of apple picking, pumpkin patches, plaid, and scary treats is finally upon us. Be sure to start checking in with us, so that you can be fully prepared for the best Halloween ever this year. It will be here before you know it. For now check out the tips from this week that will save you time and money!




Headaches can often be crippling especially if you don’t have any medicine on hand. Instead of sitting through the pain, grab a lime from the fridge. By cutting the lime in half and pressing it into your forehead, your skin will be able to absorb the juices and your headache should subside. Lime juice is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it work really well in this situation and is all natural.




If you are like me and seem unable to work a real match and ALWAYS burn yourself trying to get those deep wicks, give this a try. You can save yourself the money buying an extended lighter by lighting the end of a piece of dry spaghetti and using it to get that hard to reach wick. It lights very easily and will give you more time to light the candle than a typical match.




We all have those mornings when we forget to put on our deodorant or we have an important meeting after work and forget to bring an extra with us. Well if you are in a pinch, try using hand sanitizer. The alcohol in the sanitizer will kill the bacteria under your arm and dry you up, hopefully leaving you a little less smelly and wet for a little bit. It isn’t a long-term solution, but will get you through a tough situation.




Finding the end on the roll of tape is extremely frustrating and can be a huge waste of money because you are peeling away pieces of tape to find a full piece. Save yourself that stress and each time you are done with the tape, put a paperclip on the end as a placeholder. You will be so much happier the next time you need to use your masking tape or duct tape and wonder why you never thought of doing this before.




If you have a smartphone, then the chances are that it is glued to you all day long. Instead of wasting paper and ink printing out your boarding pass, use the mobile option if available. Most airports and airlines are compatible with this technique now, and then you don’t have to worry about keeping track of a little piece of paper while you are running through the airport.


Have a fantastic weekend savvy savers! If you have your own tips, send them to us!


xoxo Shannon

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Shannon Hanrahan 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).

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