Create Your Perfect Patio or Deck

Create your perfect patio or deck:

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FRUGAL BONUS:

Make sure you have the essential repair items for household repairs: caulk, touch up paint, brushes, vegetable spray, great stuff, aluminum braces, painting disposable gloves.  You will be ready for some of the honey-do items before they get on the list.  And, of course, save money in the long run by avoiding larger repairs or calling someone.  Now that’s frugal!

If you need to repair an appliance or need a part for an appliance you may have found at a yard sale or thrift store, look no further than appliancepartspros.com.  They have over 2 million parts in stock, with pictures and diagrams to make sure it is the correct part – and 2 day shipping.  Right part, great prices, quick service.  Now that’s frugal!

Did the winter do a number on your car battery?  It does happen.  Consider a CarQuest battery.  Get a nice 24 month, maintenance-free battery for around $100 with a core return. They make it super simple by helping you take your old one out.  You can even order online and pick it up in the store. Nice deal!

If you heat completely, or partially, with propane, consider pre-buying your propane for next winter.  Of course, no one knows the prices for that far in the future, so there is a slight risk.  However, since this past winter the prices were completely insane – 2.5 to 3 times the expected rate – you will basically buy insurance to prevent this.  Also, it seems so much easier to come up with the money in the off months versus the cold months, especially with Christmas and year-end expenses mixed in there.  Stay warmer next winter.  Now that’s frugal!

Did you know Avon, yes Avon, had shoes?  They have some casual slip on shoes for just $17.  Very comfy and stylish.  Check it out!

If you are looking for an inexpensive pair of jeans that look good and are well made, consider Route 66, sold at KMart – for only $15.  Now that’s frugal!

Like movies?  Redbox is hard to beat at just over a dollar per movie.  Make sure to reserve it online so you do not have to go all over town to find your movie.  Best part is it can be returned basically anywhere in the country.  Sign up for their email AND text club so you can get discount and FREE coupons/codes.  Now that’s frugal!

This is such a great time of the year to walk your dog.  If yours has a little too much pep, consider a dog harness to help keep them more focused.  It is safer for the dog and for you.  Your arms will not hurt and their neck will be saved.  Make sure you have some doggie treats to help with the training!