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99-Cent Solutions

Easy Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars

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ISBN 9781606522493 | 352 pages | 09 Jun 2011 | Reader's Digest | 7.79 x 9.96in | 18 - AND UP
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You don't have to be rich to live well; now you can outfox the high cost of living the old-fashioned five-and-dime way. Don't be tempted by all of those "new" products on the shelves; instead, rediscover the power of those time- honored, thrifty household items your grandparents and parents used. You'll save a bundle with over 1,300 of these clever hints and tips:
  • A Frisbee is a handy item to keep around the house and can be used as a portable pet dish, paint palette, and paper plate holder
  • Hair spray is an inexpensive way to preserve flowers, remove pet hair from a couch, kill bugs, and stop static cling
  • Cedar chips will drive fleas from a pet bed, keep snails at bay in your garden, and repel moths from your wool sweaters
  • Furniture polish will spiff up hubcaps and bicycles, add shine to shower doors, and stop squeaky door hinges
  • Glass cleaner will make your jewelry sparkle, relieve bee sting pain, dry out pimples, and shine patent leather shoes
  • Aluminum foil makes a stunning wrap for a wedding gift, works effectively as a substitute for hair curlers in a pinch, and when placed under your ironing board cover will increase the efficiency of your iron
  • An ice cream scoop can be used to measure the perfect amount of potting soil, shape butter into fancy shapes for a holiday dinner, and form perfect meatballs and cookies
  • A pillowcase will dry lettuce in seconds, makes a cute summer dress for a child, covers a baby's changing pad, and functions as a travel laundry bag
  • Knitting needles make stylish hair accessories, can serve as kebab holders for a fun fruit snack, function in place of toothpicks to test a cake's doneness, and can be used to protect your garden from invading critters



  • You don't have to be rich to live well; now you can outfox the high cost of living the old-fashioned five-and-dime way. Don't be tempted by all of those "new" products on the shelves; instead, rediscover the power of those time- honored, thrifty household items your grandparents and parents used. You'll save a bundle with over 1,300 of these clever hints and tips:
  • A Frisbee is a handy item to keep around the house and can be used as a portable pet dish, paint palette, and paper plate holder
  • Hair spray is an inexpensive way to preserve flowers, remove pet hair from a couch, kill bugs, and stop static cling
  • Cedar chips will drive fleas from a pet bed, keep snails at bay in your garden, and repel moths from your wool sweaters
  • Furniture polish will spiff up hubcaps and bicycles, add shine to shower doors, and stop squeaky door hinges
  • Glass cleaner will make your jewelry sparkle, relieve bee sting pain, dry out pimples, and shine patent leather shoes
  • Aluminum foil makes a stunning wrap for a wedding gift, works effectively as a substitute for hair curlers in a pinch, and when placed under your ironing board cover will increase the efficiency of your iron
  • An ice cream scoop can be used to measure the perfect amount of potting soil, shape butter into fancy shapes for a holiday dinner, and form perfect meatballs and cookies
  • A pillowcase will dry lettuce in seconds, makes a cute summer dress for a child, covers a baby's changing pad, and functions as a travel laundry bag
  • Knitting needles make stylish hair accessories, can serve as kebab holders for a fun fruit snack, function in place of toothpicks to test a cake's doneness, and can be used to protect your garden from invading critters




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