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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!

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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

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    How To Repair A Dryer Belt

    A common problem with a clothes dryer is the drive belt either slips or breaks. This is a repair that normally needs only hand tools. Repairing it yourself can save money and takes only a couple hours of time. 1. Find the brand and model number from the manufacturers tag. It might be easiest to take a picture with your cell phone of the entire tag in case the appliance parts supplier needs more information.

    Make Your Own Votive House Lights Using Pint-Sized Mason Jars

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    Sealing Your Granite Countertops: Necessary Maintenance Or Just Busy Work?

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