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How to Find Good Contractors

How to Find Good Contractors

frugalhomediy October 25, 2011 1

Here are two great articles about how to find great contractors written by Tom Silva from This Old House.  Enjoy… Get Recommendations Start with your friends and family and then check in with the

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Get a Bank that Treats You Right

Get a Bank that Treats You Right

frugalhomediy October 22, 2011 0

  If your current bank doesn’t reward you for having an account with them you should consider switching. You shouldn’t be spending your hard earned money on maintenance fees, ATM fees, or any other

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How to Make a Chair From Wooden Pallets

How to Make a Chair From Wooden Pallets

frugalhomediy October 19, 2011 2

Here is a fun video I found on how to build a chair from wooden pallets.  This is a really cool project and the best part is that it costs under a dollar to

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My Deck: Made Partially From Reclaimed Lumber

My Deck: Made Partially From Reclaimed Lumber

frugalhomediy October 18, 2011 0

This deck is my latest project. It took me about 20 to 25 hours to build and I used reclaimed lumber on parts of it. The reclaimed lumber actually came from a deck my

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Making a Budget Makes a Difference

Making a Budget Makes a Difference

frugalhomediy October 11, 2011 0

It’s surprising how few people take the time to create a personal budget. Some feel that living on a budget will severely hamper their lifestyle, while others think it’s a pointless exercise. In actuality,

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How to Save on Transportation

How to Save on Transportation

frugalhomediy October 6, 2011 1

  I love cars!  When I see Pimp My Ride or Overhaulin on TV I watch. In fact, I am often temped to shop around for new cars…which brings me to my point.  This

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Paint Your Old Wood Floor Instead of Refinishing

Paint Your Old Wood Floor Instead of Refinishing

frugalhomediy October 1, 2011 0

Painting is an inexpensive way to make a wood floor that’s in poor condition look great. When it comes to resale value, it’s better to refinish your hardwood floor, but sometimes a wood floor

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How to Spruce Up Field Rocks in Landscaping

How to Spruce Up Field Rocks in Landscaping

frugalhomediy October 1, 2011 1

      Field rocks are great to use in landscaping, are widely available, green, and often free. However, when using them as landscape edging they easily become overgrown and are hard to keep

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