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Making your home more energy efficient in the summer months is good not only for the environment but also for your wallet. Many home owners incur high utility bills in the summer. These high bills can be avoided or at least reduced if you take a few measures. Although some of the measures are expensive in the short term, they can save you money in the long run. Some adjustments to your home can help you make it more energy efficient and save you some cash.

Making your home more energy efficient in the summer months is good not only for the environment but also for your wallet. Many home owners incur high utility bills in the summer. These high bills can be avoided or at least reduced if you take a few measures. Although some of the measures are expensive in the short term, they can save you money in the long run. Some adjustments to your home can help you make it more energy efficient and save you some cash.

wrap a rubber band on a paint can to wipe brush - removes excess paint and keeps your can rim clean

wrap a rubber band on a paint can to wipe brush - removes excess paint and keeps your can rim clean

Use an egg slicer for instant and perfect strawberry slices! Or use your strawberry slicer for.... you know :)

Use an egg slicer for instant and perfect strawberry slices! Or use your strawberry slicer for.... you know :)

Awesome! when you have to hang something with exact holes, photocopy the back and use as a template!

Awesome! when you have to hang something with exact holes, photocopy the back and use as a template!

Strainer with a bottle of wine  When the cork crumbles, salvage a bottle of wine by slowly pouring it through a filter into a pitcher or carafe. That way your $25 Fume Blanc won't go down the drain.

Coffee Filter as Wine Strainer

Strainer with a bottle of wine When the cork crumbles, salvage a bottle of wine by slowly pouring it through a filter into a pitcher or carafe. That way your $25 Fume Blanc won't go down the drain.

RV Kitchen Pancake Batter from Ketchup Bottle

Ketchup Bottle as RV Kitchen Pancake Batter Dispenser - DoityourselfRV.com - RV Blog, RV Ideas, RV News, and Products

Have you ever spilled fingernail polish on clothing, wood or carpet? Tips for getting it out are here.... Will be glad I pinned this later!

How to Get Nail Polish Off Just About Anything

Have you ever spilled fingernail polish on clothing, wood or carpet? Tips for getting it out are here.... Will be glad I pinned this later!

A Tale of Two Newlyweds: How We Paid Off $52K of Debt in Under Two Years

How We Paid Off $52K of Debt in Under Two Years

A Tale of Two Newlyweds: How We Paid Off $52K of Debt in Under Two Years

7 Toxic Money Thoughts to Banish Today

7 Toxic Money Thoughts to Banish Today

They're the things we all tell ourselves about money. Experts share how negativity holds us back—and how to retrain your brain.

How to clean off the labels.....so you can then get crafty with the container - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

How to clean off the labels.....so you can then get crafty with the container - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

Cut off the top of a pour spout container and insert it into the lid of a mason jar. Great for spices you use a lot of, adding sugar to your coffee, storing yeast in your fridge, keeping dry/powdered milk, garden fertilizer, and so much more.

Cut off the top of a pour spout container and insert it into the lid of a mason jar. Great for spices you use a lot of, adding sugar to your coffee, storing yeast in your fridge, keeping dry/powdered milk, garden fertilizer, and so much more.

1. Thoroughly wash the veggies and shake them off the best you can in the sink.  2. Place the washed veggies in a gallon ziplock bag.  3. Put a couple of clean, dry paper towels in the bag with the veggies.  Voila! Your veggies have been saved! The paper towel does all the work. The only effort you make is to just check on it every few days and if the paper towel is soaked, switch it out with a dry one.

1. Thoroughly wash the veggies and shake them off the best you can in the sink. 2. Place the washed veggies in a gallon ziplock bag. 3. Put a couple of clean, dry paper towels in the bag with the veggies. Voila! Your veggies have been saved! The paper towel does all the work. The only effort you make is to just check on it every few days and if the paper towel is soaked, switch it out with a dry one.