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When it has been raining, wipe down your car with an old towel, including the windows. This saves on wash and polish costs. I only need to polish the car before summer and again before winter to preserve it. Alex, Auckland.
Buy a cheap ($7) bunch of flowers from the supermarket; take it home, carefully undo it, and add flowers, ivy, small berry branches from your garden to the outside of the bunch. Wrap it again in the paper it came in with maybe a ribbon. You will end up with a spectacular bouquet that looks amazing at a fraction of the cost of one from a florist. “Keep an eye on the Trademe windows for sale. Many houses are converting to double glazing so single glazed windows are Burberry Bags Outlet going cheap, often for only a dollar. I now have 14 square meters of glass house and the total cost was under $80. Old glass doors make a good roof. I have even used old car windscreens (free from the window repair people). The screens were cracked but still water proof and (with suitable protective clothing) can be cut with a thin grinding wheel on a hand grinder. The result was a lovely curved roof strong enough to withstand a snow storm.” Kay, Christchurch
To make excellent fire starters, dry out your used tea bags and placed them into a tin with Methylated Spirits and seal with a lid. I use 1 to 2 soaked teabags at a time. Ronnie, Gisborne
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Not only is the oily rag community full of clever money saving ideas, they are an awesome bunch of problem solvers. Last week we asked a question on behalf of Warren. “Our mailbox has been invaded by snails and ants Burberry Bags Outlet eating our mail fine for the bills, but not so good for the cheques! Does anyone have a non toxic solution as grandchildren clear our mail?” Here are some of the replies.
Elizabeth of Tramore from Whangarei writes, “We used to get our mail eaten by the blighters and it all stopped when we put mothballs in the box. The mothballs disappear over time and have to be replaced but it got rid of ants too!”