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I'm going to follow this to continue building up my emergency fund this year! Maybe you should give it a go?

What Is An Emergency Fund?

To organize socks in the laundry room or small toys in a kids closet. S hooks and dollar tree baskets. ,

Simmering Spices by howsweeteats: Make your home smell like a holiday! (Yes, you can do it in a crockpot.) #Simmering_Spices #Easy

Homemade Simmering Spices | How Sweet It Is

#1. Use faux panels to cover foundation walls and other eyesores! ~ 17 Impressive Curb Appeal Ideas (cheap and easy!)

17 Easy and Cheap Curb Appeal Ideas Anyone Can Do

Great for all the pool towels this summer! Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!

Dissolve a cup of soda ash in a cup of hot water. (Soda ash can be found at swimming pool supply stores) Add yard of white junk material or ratty towel until it becomes saturated. Let it dry. Cut off a piece and add with your laundry. You can make a lifetime supply of these with just a few dollars worth of soda ash!

How to Make Your Own Color Catchers

Want to keep mosquitoes, flies, ants, wasps, spiders, moths, cockroaches and many other insects and creepy crawlies away from you, your home...

22 Natural Ways To Repel Insects

How to freshen your towels and get rid of that mildew stink!!

How To Kill Fleas In A Carpet--Salt! That's it...just salt! Dawn dish soap+vinegar to remove from pets! :)

How To Kill Fleas In A Carpet

Saw this on FB. Cool idea! "Spray Painted Faux Stones on Concrete Patio....looks great and only takes a couple hours"

Creative Shelving Projects - The Cottage Market

Creative Shelving Projects - The Cottage Market

Make Your Own Laundry Color Catchers. A color catcher catches loose dyes found in the wash water and prevents the dye from running or bleeding onto other clothes. By using a color catcher in your washing machine you can wash darks and lights together.

Make Your Own Laundry Color Catchers - One Good Thing by Jillee

Add lace to your window with cornstarch. Iron your lace and cut to fit. Mix 2 tbsp cornstarch with about an equal amount of cold water, then mix that in about a cup and a half of boiling water. Paint a thick layer on the window pane. Then apply another thick layer on top using random brush strokes being sure to get all the corners. To remove it, you just wash it off with warm water,

Why didn't I think of this?!? Paper towel holder to hold garbage bags! Genius!! from

a penny saved.. is a tile floor

'Kids Rule' Wooden Ruler Height Chart Mid Oak

This is made from an old window and some flat glass beads. I think I'd have to mix it up a bit with other sized stones - my need for no structure would kick in ;D Could hang a couple of these out on the side of the porch for a little privacy and shade.

Bead sun catcher...for window. Nice way to use up odd beads from your stash.

Metal mailboxes spray painted...outside kids bedrooms. I really want to do this! And leave them little notes, any mail they get, some treats, etc. Then they can hang their backpack and coat on the hooks! GREAT idea!

backyard splash pad! No up keep. Small footprint. Cheaper than a pool. Safer than a pool.

outdoor shower = AWESOME

The Zen of Fairy Homes - Our Favorite Miniature Gardens on HGTV

Our Favorite Miniature Gardens

- Almost-Free Outdoor Updates on HGTV