Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WFMW - flushable wipes are not flushable!

It's another WFMW.
I have to admit that I can be a sucker for advertising, but surely if the instructions say that the wipe is okay to flush down your toilet then it should be ok to flush down your toilet, right?? Apparently, not. I've spoken to others (and my husband has too) and some of our plumbing issues (you don't want to know, trust me) might be attributed to using flushable wipes (cleaning ones and toddler ones) that we *actually* flushed down the toilet. Please line your bathroom trash can and begin putting those flushable wipes in there b/c you don't want to clog your sewer line with *supposedly* flushable wipes! Just to let you know - not flushing those flushable wipes works for me! :)

As always, check out Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for more helpful tips.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Frugal Friday - free software to download

I haven't used this site very often but it is part of my bloglines so I wanted to let you know about it. Every day there is a different licensed software to download for free at Giveaway of the Day. I try to look at the comments before considering whether this is a good program or not, but understanding that some people don't seem to understand the POINT of the web site or how to use it properly. I don't care what the "suggested price" of the software is, if it's TODAY's choice it is free! :) Also the user comments will sometimes point to a better program/website. So there's one to add to your favorites but take the price into consideration, I don't think every free software download is a good one.

For other frugal hints, visit Crystal at Frugal Friday.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WFMW - Theme of what Doesn't work for me!

This is a fun theme! As a frugal person, I would like to be able to accept new ideas and begin implementing them to help with our family budget. One idea that HAS NEVER worked for me is outside line-drying clothes. I have allergies (ok, major allergies) and line-drying outside just deposits all of the "crud" into the laundry which just intensifies my allergic reaction (or "which almost brings me to death's door" according to my husband). :)

The second idea (ok, I would like to implement this but haven't yet) is to use cloth napkins and kitchen towels instead of paper napkins and paper towels.

And those two tips do NOT Work For Me! As always, check out Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for more.