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Clever and Frugal Uses for Baking Soda Apr. 20, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda, is an alkaline compound th... Read More

I Must Keep Super Clean Apr. 08, 2021

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I think I might have obsessive-compulsive disorder. I think I am a huge germophobe, bec... Read More

Broke? Can't Save? Oh, Yes You CAN! Mar. 31, 2021

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How's your health? Not your physical fitness, but your financial well-being. For most of us, how muc... Read More

I Pretend a Lot Mar. 20, 2021

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I have a secret that I wouldn't admit to anyone in person, but since I can send you an ... Read More

Around the House, Borax Is as Good as Gold Jan. 26, 2021

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Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet &... Read More

House Diet Jan. 09, 2021

The Art of Design

Every year for the past 10 years, toward the beginning of the year, I try to tackle a column about l... Read More

How to Clean a Steam Iron So It Steams and Looks Like New Dec. 29, 2020

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Before you toss that steam iron because it refuses to steam and the soleplate is sporting a brown, b... Read More

4 Top Tips for Handling Extra Chores from COVID-19 Dec. 29, 2020

Tips from the Mommy MD Guides

Moms are busier than ever. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, moms are bearing the brunt of the ho... Read More

Ways to Use Windex That Have Nothing to Do With Windows Dec. 01, 2020

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Recently, while digging out, cleaning up and reorganizing our storage room, I discovered a half-full... Read More

Dubious Lunar Organizational Advice Nov. 25, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

As doctors and airplane pilots know, checklists prevent disasters. But even when you're not responsi... Read More

Fishpond Oct. 28, 2020

A Greener View

Q: The water in my goldfish pond has turned a very dark brown color. What can I do to filter it out?... Read More

Where To Find Professional Help With Liquidating a Household Oct. 15, 2020

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Dear Mary: You have a great column! I learn something new from it every day. My problem is finding a... Read More

More Ways Hydrogen Peroxide Can Make Your Life Easier Sep. 10, 2020

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Hydrogen peroxide is as harmless as it is powerful, and it's so much more than just a household clea... Read More

Turn Your Barbecue Grill Into a Baking Oven Sep. 09, 2020

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If you have an outdoor barbecue grill with a cover, you can turn it into an outdoor oven. Why would ... Read More

A Robot Vacuum That Really Works -- and It's Inexpensive! Sep. 01, 2020

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Vacuuming sucks. Literally. One year, my idea of giving our adult sons robot vacuums for Christmas w... Read More

Is Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe to Use in Today's Washing Machines? Aug. 12, 2020

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It's been many years now since I switched from commercial laundry detergent to making my own powdere... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Orajel to Stain Removers to VIP Treatment at the Store Aug. 05, 2020

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ORAJEL NOT JUST FOR MOUTHS Our teenage daughter badly stubbed her toe, and we needed to clip the nai... Read More

All You Need to Know to Fire Up the BBQ and Get Grilling Jun. 25, 2020

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Assuming I'm not the only one who fails to do a deep clean on the outdoor grill after every use, tod... Read More

More Creative Ways My Clever Readers Save Time and Money Jun. 24, 2020

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Sometimes, I wonder how "Everyday Cheapskate" readers discover their handy ideas. I mean, who would ... Read More

7 Ways to Use Borax Jun. 22, 2020

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A recent letter from a reader who used borax to solve her dishwasher woes got me thinking about all ... Read More