Delayed Gratification

A tool that we regularly use to keep our heads and our wallets in line, delayed gratification in an excellent resource for Minimalists and non-minimalists alike. Simple and easy to use, delayed gratification can be used in several ways to improve your life. Continue reading “Delayed Gratification”

Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly

Budgeting and cutting household costs has been at the forefront my mind for quite some time now. Saving more money around the house means more money to use to pay off school debt, which is now our number one priority in life (something I never thought I’d say if you’d had asked me as a teenager). At any rate, I’d become particularly frustrated with the cost of laundry detergents and decided to find a recipe online to make my own. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent and How to Store It Properly”

How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide

When building or upgrading your PC/laptop how much RAM do you really need? A topic that changes with time and varies by opinion. I hope this article can clear up some confusion to help you understand how much you will need based on how things are now. (Yes I do plan on keeping this article up to date in the future). Continue reading “How much RAM do you need? – A Practical Guide”

DIY PC: Save Money – Ignore Common Purchasing Advice

If you like to build  computers, chances are you have heard a common piece of advice: “Buy parts to ensure a clear upgrade path or future expansion.” On the surface this sounds reasonable, but looking closer, it can be a huge waste of money. Continue reading “DIY PC: Save Money – Ignore Common Purchasing Advice”

Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Interested in greener technology but not sure where to start? How about purchasing some rechargeable batteries? Not only will it cut down on waste, but it will save you money in the long run. However, does it matter what charger you buy for your rechargeable batteries? Continue reading “Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger”

Product Review: AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (White)

If you still have electronics that use standard size batteries and find yourself buying pack after pack of them you may want to consider purchasing rechargeables. But which recharagable should you get? There are a number of brands and varieties to choose from. The simplest answer is that the AmazonBasics series is everything you are looking for. Continue reading “Product Review: AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (White)”

Beat The Freeze: 5 Steps To Prep For Winter

Winter is just around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21st) and, although, many would argue it’s already here, the coldest days are yet to come. To help stay comfortable and save money this Winter season, try these five steps to help keep the drafts away and the warmth inside.

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Beat The Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade

(UPDATED:  Data added to show effectiveness and video assembly!)

It’s now July and depending on where you live you may be feeling the heat of summer.  In my small corner or the northern hemisphere, we recently had temperatures spike into the 90’s(°F) all week when high 70’s and 80’s are historically average.  When my air conditioners started to struggle to keep our poorly insulated apartment cool I decided it was time to devise ways I could reduce the temperatures and energy use inside. Continue reading “Beat The Heat: DIY Window Sun Shade”