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    51 try to think of ways to garden organically and not pay for expensive chemicals.

    51. when gardening either for growing your own fruit and vegetables try to do things organically, use compost from kitchen and garden waste to make a good growing soil for your garden.

    If you have slugs, I don't kill mine I just move them to a weed patch that I let them eat, however if you have a really bad problem try a plastic cup sunk into the ground half full of beer, I know a waste of beer, but it's still cheaper than all the poisons and if a slug does survive it doesn't move away taking poisons around your garden just some beer.



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    52. if your hose springs a leak, fix it so you're not getting charged for extra water use (I'm currently in Scotland and we just have a fix rate, which is awesome for people who love to grow their own fruit and vegetables!)

    How to fix it, cut the broken bit out of the hose and use a joiner repairer such as this 12mm one from Bunnings:

    Hose Fit Connector Pope 12mm Joiner Repairer 1010607b - Bunnings Warehouse

    to connect the 2 parts of the hose together, taking care of the part with the leak in it.

    There's probably cheaper versions available, this below is just for demonstration:
    Hose Fit Connector Pope 12mm Joiner Repairer 1010607b





    Hose Fit Connector Pope 12mm Joiner Repairer 1010607b

    I/N: 3130068
    $2.98

    • Suits 12mm hose
    • Constructed in ABS plastic
    • Used to repair damaged hose or to join two hose lengths

    Price correct as at Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:30:23 AM

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    53. if you live in the colder parts of Australia, use an electric blanket to warm up the bed instead of putting on heating in the room, as you only need the place you're going to sleep in to be warm. Something like this sale one: Harris Scarfe more than 50% off Ramesses Electric Comforter QB! might work well.

    wear jumpers and more clothes around the house before bed and when you get in it will be nice and toasty. Don't leave it on while you're in there though just to get things warm before you get into bed and then you'll be all snug without paying to heat an entire room
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    54: Don't be afraid of the Op/Thrift Shop!! They're AWESOME!! I often use them for 80s theme parties to get real 80s clothes at bargain prices!

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    MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ
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    55: Don't buy any more text books or manuals until you've finished the ones you own!

    LOL Dealdude, I've got a few things from the op shop, I remember one time I had my jacket in a coat check in Glasgow and they're a bit more fashion conscious than a lad from newie is (well from the 90s Newie, being back recently and you'd think you were in Milan!), I gave over my ticket to get my jacket back and the girl wouldn't give it to me, she asked me to describe it, I'd had a few beers and some cheap bundy and coke from the walkabout and said "It's black" she wouldn't accept that as an answer, and asked for the designer brand name, I explained that I didn't know what designer label it had.

    She asked where I got it from and I explained the Op Shop, she says "I've never heard of that brand" made me laugh, and I explained it to her that it was a charity shop, or opportunity shop to give it it's full name when she heard that she just threw the jacket at me as if it may give all the others fleas.

    Now on to my money saving tip 55: if you have text books, instruction books or manuals for things like computer software (Adobe photoshop, lightroom, premiere are a few in my case) or photography instructional books read them before buying new ones.

    I have a habit of going oooh that text book looks interesting I might grab it, and then reading a few pages and life gets in the way and I never get round to finishing it, I'm currently working my way through a book on SEO that I've been reading for almost a year! I'm still going at it and won't buy any more until I've finished reading it!
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    56. Don't buy get rich quick books, DVDs or go to seminars, 99% of them are junk.

    56: Don't buy get rich quick scheme books, I've had a read over most of them in stores and it seems the majority are only published to make the author rich and offer no real advice that can be translated into the real world and just give ridiculous dream scenarios where you have such and such amount of money to invest.

    Sure there's a few out there that offer advice on every day living and some that may help you turn $1,000,000 into $1,000,010 but generally most are rubbish and if the author has made money off them it's because they've sold you a book, no serious wealth generator is going to give away their tips as that'll cause too much competition.

    The best thing to do is learn about debt, interest rates, savings, good and bad debt, and do you really need another pair of jeans? Or can you wait 6 weeks for the price of the latest Xbox 360 or PS3 game to drop?

    Same goes for get rich quick seminars, I've read a few reports and seen a few videos from some and wow they're just about creating a buzz so you'll spend more money at the store at the end!
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    @Gav Post 55 LOL!

    57: remove dust from air-conditioner vents either inlet or outlet ones to improve efficiency of cooling down the room, house, shop, whatever it's needed for, also good to remove it from coils of electrical appliances such as heaters *make sure the heater's turned off!!* and fridges to improve their efficiency.
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    With summer on the way another fridge one

    58: with summer on the way you've got to think of your fridge usage, 1 beer out: 1 beer in routine we all know fridges cost a lot to cool air and as the door gets opened all that cool air escapes. If you keep your fridge full then the cold is kept in the products in the fridge preferably beer obviously!! Put items in the fridge when they're at their coolest, generally early morning to get them to a cooler drinking point faster and replace any empty spaces with beer to stop the fridge from having to generate cold air all the time.
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    59. If you have an ECO option on your Gas Boiler try switching it on hope it saves you money

    59. If your gas boiler has an eco setting on it, turn it on. I was looking at the gas boiler that heats our hot water and noticed it had an eco button on the front that wasn't turned on, I checked what the difference was; on my boiler at least if the ECO setting isn't switched on it keeps the water hot throughout the day and night so that it doesn't take too long to get hot water from your tap.

    I turned the ECO setting on and it may take an extra 30 seconds for the shower to heat up... However my gas bill over 30 days since I first turned it on cut in half. We've been showering as often, cooking with gas as often as well.

    Very happy with that!

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    60. Grow deciduous trees on the north facing side of your house, save on air-conditioning.

    Don't forget you can help out people, feel free to add your money saving hints and tips.

    60. Grow deciduous trees on the north facing side of your house - this will mean they're green and shady when the hot summer sun is streaming down on the house and lower the cost of air-conditioning electricity bills and will allow more light into the house in winter than evergreen trees would hopefully saving on electricity bills for lighting.

    I've really been getting into my gardening and many we're saving a lot on grow your own cut and grow salad leaves.
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