Incidents of an aimless mind.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Merits of Line Drying

Toss out all your old notions on airing out laundry! Clean laundry that is. Once a symbol of the impoverished, air drying clothing is now viewed with an approving nod and a quick thumbs up. Why the change of heart? Let us review.

Environment: As we become increasingly aware of our impact on the earth, it is important to realize how much every little bit helps. By line drying you can reduce your carbon foot print by .4 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Budget: Speaking of every little bit helps, an average load of laundry cost $.34 to dry. Just think about those days when the dryer is running non-stop. It add up fast!

Clothing: Every give thought to that lint build up on the screen? That's a fine layer of your clothing! By line drying your clothes you will drastically extent the life of your garments. Color, size and shape will stay true, and you won't get those nasty lint balls all over.

Psyche: Aside from the good feelings you'll have for saving energy, money and the integrity of your clothing, line drying also gets you outside in the fresh air which can do wonders for the soul. A little sunshine goes a long way on those rough days.

So there you have it, the merits of line drying. Now get yourself a clothes line, rack or even just use a lawn chair and join the trend.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Don't sweat it least not if you are a Costco member. If you are, hop on over and get a cool rush.


$20 dollars today

In continued efforts to demonstrate what you can get for a $20 dollar bill, I present my latest find. A Linea Pelle belt originally sold at $225, now on sale for $30 on the Linea Pelle website. By using a $25 gift certificate errend from referring friends I was able to grab it for just $14.54 after shipping. Since standard shipping is FexEx 3-day, I'll have it in my hot little hand on Tuesday. Not to shabby for less than $20!, if only I didn't have to turn around and sell it.


Tea for Free

Nothing like a hot cup of tea
to soothe away those budgetary stresses,
unless of course it's a free cup of tea.

Boogie on over to Yogi to order your free sample today!


Monday, May 25, 2009

$20 dollars today

Over and over I hear how $20 won't get you anything these days. I adamantly disagree. It is not easy but trust me, those dollars are stretchy. While it's taken a series of hard lessons for me to learn this I feel fortunate to be learning now while there is time to change and rebuild. The perception gained is invaluable. I find my appreciation for the simple this growing. My admiration for the penny-wise ways of Grandma deepening in a manner that is nearly spiritual. She made it seem so effortless. I find myself wishing I could tell, "I get it now."

Here is how I spent my $20 dollars today:

3 Skintamate Shave Creams - $.75/piece
3 Edge Shave Gels - $.75/piece
6 Fresh Express Salad Kits - $1.25/pack
1 Sargento's Shredded Cheese - Free
2 Dairygold Butters - $2/pack
2 Dairygold Half n' Half's - $1.33/quart
1 Dairygold Milk - $1.33/half gallon
2 Sabra Hummas - $1.50/tub
5 Lowry's Marinades - $.50/bottle
3 Sweet Baby Ray's - Free

Plus a $6 off general merchandise coupon. After tax that is a grand total of $19.66 for a savings of 81%.

Oh, and don't forget that 10 cent gas credit that was earned.


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