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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By yeahwhat
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Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367924/are-your-pots-pans-bakeware-pristine#post_17169394)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By yeahwhat
I budget $100/month.  It will slowly build up...

I budget $100/month.  It will slowly build up for a few months and then get blown buying winter boots or back to school shoes.  But, I have been thinking about increasing it slightly, because most...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By yeahwhat
That's my solution to rising prices too.  Buy...

That's my solution to rising prices too.  Buy things when they're on sale and stick in the pantry, fridge or freezer until the next sale, as much as possible.  I usually have 2-10lbs of butter in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By yeahwhat
We did until last month.  The room is about...

We did until last month.  The room is about 12'x12', with a decent sized closet.  We had 2 in a bunk bed and the other in a twin.  There were book shelves and another shelving unit for some toys. ...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,702
Posted By yeahwhat
10-15 minutes should be enough.  If you have low...

10-15 minutes should be enough.  If you have low humidity, open the door and put a portable fan in it to pull the moist air into the rest of the house. 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-11-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By yeahwhat
Why not hang most of the clothes, then get...

Why not hang most of the clothes, then get something like this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10154558/ for the items that can't be hung up. (You can get similar items anywhere, not just...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-03-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,486
Posted By yeahwhat
I am so sorry for your loss.   I lost my...

I am so sorry for your loss.
 
I lost my second child in a very similar way over 11 years ago now.  He was 5 weeks old at the time.  I realized there was something wrong within minutes.  The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,386
Posted By yeahwhat
For us, $2500 minimum is our goal.  If we go...

For us, $2500 minimum is our goal.  If we go below that, we have to pay $9/month fees on our account.  Above that, the account is free. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 231
Posted By yeahwhat
It's more likely that the mice found a way...

It's more likely that the mice found a way inside around the same time you got the Christmas tree because it was getting colder.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-20-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By yeahwhat
I would go with first come, first served, as...

I would go with first come, first served, as long as they could come and pick them up promptly.  I don't want to sort through dubious sob stories or deal with people saying they want something and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 273
Posted By yeahwhat
I won't keep their room in original condition...

I won't keep their room in original condition for years or anything, but I will keep a bedroom available for them and I won't toss their stuff even if I pack it up.  I'd like to say I'll wait until...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-07-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By yeahwhat
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Forum: The Mindful Home   12-07-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By yeahwhat
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by calmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338220/need-advice-and-to-vent#post_16778381)

 I do not...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By yeahwhat
I wouldn't be too concerned about chlorine in...

I wouldn't be too concerned about chlorine in drinking water.  Keeping a pitcher in the fridge allows it to dissipate since it's fairly volatile.
 
We have chlorine in our water and I rarely...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By yeahwhat
I prefer to load up the dishwasher as I go...

I prefer to load up the dishwasher as I go along, then run it as soon as it's full.  Ideally, I prefer to run it after supper and empty in the am as I wait for my coffee, but sometimes I run it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,757
Posted By yeahwhat
Yes, I spend more on shoes, but I wear them...

Yes, I spend more on shoes, but I wear them until they completely fall apart.  I don't have more than 4-5 pairs at a time either, counting sandals and winter boots.  My current running shoes need to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,757
Posted By yeahwhat
 For ex., what would a reasonable...





For ex., what would a reasonable cost be for:
A shirt (everyday clothes, nothing special) $10-$20, but I have no need to dress up and lots of time to look for sales
Pants $20-$30
Shoes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By yeahwhat
We usually get more like $1000-$2000, but we've...

We usually get more like $1000-$2000, but we've always used it to pay bills/pay off credit cards.  We've finally paid off all of our credit cards and my student loan will be gone by next spring...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-22-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By yeahwhat
I have never seen that recommendation.  1/3 of...

I have never seen that recommendation.  1/3 of the year, that wouldn't help here because it's as humid or more outside than in.  The other 2/3 of the year, there are a limited number of days where...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By yeahwhat
I'm basing my numbers on the money that goes...

I'm basing my numbers on the money that goes into our account each month.  We have no health insurance or 401k.  We do have a separate retirement account that gets paid out of money that is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By yeahwhat
When our low flow (under 8L per minute) shower...

When our low flow (under 8L per minute) shower head broke a few months ago, I got a super low flow replacement (under 5L per minute).  In addition to saving energy and water, this has the bonus of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By yeahwhat
It happens to us a couple of times per year. The...

It happens to us a couple of times per year. The market in this area is still pretty busy and homes sell quickly.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By yeahwhat
We are around 33% once we add up mortgage,...

We are around 33% once we add up mortgage, insurance, utilities and a small amount for maintenance.  We bought this house 9 years ago.  Prices have gone up a lot since then.  We don't have a huge...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-08-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By yeahwhat
My 2 that stay for lunch aren't particularly...

My 2 that stay for lunch aren't particularly interested in the meal choices at their school, which is fine with me because it's $5-$6 per day each.  Compared to what I've heard of US school lunches,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-05-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By yeahwhat
My house is like that.  Our door is about 4 feet...

My house is like that.  Our door is about 4 feet (mostly porch) from the sidewalk, then the road is right after the sidewalk.  Almost all of the houses on this street are less than 10' from the...
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