Maintaining What You Already Own & Doing Without new Gadgets
This week I fixed the loose toilet seat in our bathroom. I knew that if I did not get it tightened that it would probably break and cause me to have to buy a new one.
To start with I tried to fix it with a pair of pliers while leaning over the seat, but was unable to tighten it sufficiently.
What I ended up doing was getting in the floor to really tighten it well and scrubbed the commode and floor while I was down there.
What's funny is that now they offer toilet seat tightener kits. I saved money by doing it myself versus buying a $11.99 Ginsey toilet seat tightener kit from Walmart.
Another thing we did this week in the bathroom was to hot glue the upper portion of our shower door to keep it from falling down. I'm not sure if it's missing a piece or what, but it won't be falling down again anytime soon.
Maintaining what you own will definitely save you money over the years rather than buying new when something breaks down.
When was the last time you vacuumed your refrigerator coils? That job will definitely extend the life of your refrigerator.
This week I saw a new kitchen gadget for straining grease, which is called the Easy Greasy Strainer.