99-Cent Solutions: Easy Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars

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You don't have to be rich to live well; now you can outfox the high cost of living the old-fashioned five-and-dime way. Don't be tempted by all of those "new" products on the shelves; instead, rediscover the power of those time- honored, thrifty household items your grandparents and parents used. You'll save a bundle with over 1,300 of these clever hints and tips:
  • A Frisbee is a handy item to keep around ...
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Overview

You don't have to be rich to live well; now you can outfox the high cost of living the old-fashioned five-and-dime way. Don't be tempted by all of those "new" products on the shelves; instead, rediscover the power of those time- honored, thrifty household items your grandparents and parents used. You'll save a bundle with over 1,300 of these clever hints and tips:
  • A Frisbee is a handy item to keep around the house and can be used as a portable pet dish, paint palette, and paper plate holder
  • Hair spray is an inexpensive way to preserve flowers, remove pet hair from a couch, kill bugs, and stop static cling
  • Cedar chips will drive fleas from a pet bed, keep snails at bay in your garden, and repel moths from your wool sweaters
  • Furniture polish will spiff up hubcaps and bicycles, add shine to shower doors, and stop squeaky door hinges
  • Glass cleaner will make your jewelry sparkle, relieve bee sting pain, dry out pimples, and shine patent leather shoes
  • Aluminum foil makes a stunning wrap for a wedding gift, works effectively as a substitute for hair curlers in a pinch, and when placed under your ironing board cover will increase the efficiency of your iron
  • An ice cream scoop can be used to measure the perfect amount of potting soil, shape butter into fancy shapes for a holiday dinner, and form perfect meatballs and cookies
  • A pillowcase will dry lettuce in seconds, makes a cute summer dress for a child, covers a baby's changing pad, and functions as a travel laundry bag
  • Knitting needles make stylish hair accessories, can serve as kebab holders for a fun fruit snack, function in place of toothpicks to test a cake's doneness, and can be used to protect your garden from invading critters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606522493
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,012,643
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Reader’s Digest simplifies and enriches consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor. Our portfolio of products includes our flagship magazine Reader's Digest; Taste of Home, the world's largest circulation food publication; The Family Handyman, America's leading source for DIY; and a suite of Enthusiast titles including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living and Reminisce. Our content is delivered in multi-platforms including print, digital, books, and home entertainment products. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com

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