fabulously frugal thursday: tips for the home

by Barb on October 30, 2013

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Frugal Home Tips

Here in the Northeast sometimes it’s 62 degrees in our home when we get up in the morning. So far, we’ve only turned the oil heat on twice to take the chill off the house, and I’m hoping we can continue to do this for at least another week before the oil heat goes on full time for the winter. I’ve written before on how we save money with our utilities especially oil and electricity. My biggest tip – install a programmable thermometer. We can keep our home at 66 during the day and 58 at night without having to remember to change anything.

Now it’s time for my readers to share their tips for the home!

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Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Home and Garden Thursday, The Mommy Club, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Thrifty Thursday

Meet Barb

Barb Hoyer has written 3849 posts.

After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Vickie October 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Yay! Thanks for the feature AND thanks for the hop!
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Live and Learn-Toss and Turn October 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Unfortunately, we’re on our second programmable thermostat that has a mind of its own. It helps overall, but has to be constantly monitored. Very frustrating.
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Barb October 31, 2013 at 6:27 am

I would definitely find that frustrating! I love automating stuff so I have fewer things to think about.

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Dawn @ We Call It Junkin October 31, 2013 at 6:08 am

Hi Barb, thanks for inviting me to link up to your party. Lots of good things to see, I’m off to do some visiting. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
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Barb October 31, 2013 at 6:24 am

Thanks and I’m sure you’ll find some great posts to read.

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Alissa October 31, 2013 at 6:53 am

Great tip! Also… embrace the layered look. I work from home most days, so I can pile on a ridiculous amount of layers, if needed.
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Cynthia L October 31, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thanks so much for the party and for the feature! I love being able to share and find great frugal tips. We all need to save some money!
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claudia Krusch October 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

Love your tips, need to share them with hubby!
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Phyllis October 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for the invite. I’ll grab your button and be back again!
Thanks for hosting!
Phyllis@grandparentsplus.com
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Carrie October 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Linked up, thanks Barb!

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Becky November 1, 2013 at 6:10 am

Thank goodness it has been warm the last few days. We turned the heat off and think we can get it to stay off for a few more days.
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