3.10.2009

LoW's Low Cost Solutions for Mom's

Upon request....


From the one who brought you a brand new way of looking at Food Storage,

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I bring you....

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(drum roll please)

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Homemade, low calorie, all natural, green as green can be-

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Glass Cleaner


Years ago, back when Dateline-20/20-60 Minutes-and-Prime Time were the Reality Show of the day..... airing on TV every single night of the week because we just couldn't get enough..... there was an episode on the cleaners we spend our money on.

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It changed my life.

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The show took several different glass cleaners, labels removed, to people's home for them to try and tell us which one they liked most- without knowing which brand they were choosing.

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One glass cleaner was chosen almost every time, above any other.

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I couldn't wait, I needed to know, which brand would I be buying from here on out, knowing it was THE favorite?

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Water.

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I kid you not. The cleaner that had the least streaking and cleaned the nicest, was the bottle in which they put only water and a little blue coloring, to hide it's simplicity.

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Ever since that show, a water bottle is what I use, on my mirrors and windows. It's just that simple, cheap, green and like I said, low calorie. You can spray you window and then give yourself a little mist to cool off on a hot day, all from the same product. It's awesome!
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Another frugal tip:
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What to do on School Picture Day?
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If you haven't noticed, the prices seem to go up every year and by a lot. When you have several kids in school, it can add up.
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Yesterday my kids got dressed up for school pictures and I decided in my frugal state of mind- I have a camera, I can take their pictures......
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And then I decided some things need to be left for the professionals and some things are worth paying for.

Save on glass cleaner so you can afford the expensive school pictures, I say.

p.s. How did I do, Cheryl? :)

10 comments:

sara said...

Wow, water? Really? I'll have to try that, but I'm slightly skeptical... Do you use a regular paper towel or a rag?
Cute pictures. I'd be happy to have any one of those in my yearbook!

I am LoW said...

Water. It's true. :) Now, if it's a kitchen window near the stove you fry chicken, it may not work as well, that may require a little degreaser. But your standard bathroom mirrors and window, water works as well as glass cleaner.

I use paper towels now, b/c my husband brings home paper towels from work for free. But before that I used a rag and I think it took a little more buffing b/c of lint, but it really worked just fine.

Thanks on the pictures. :-)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hee hee hee. Oh LoW you always tickle my fancy.

LY LoW. Thanks for all the tips.

Water ROCKS!

I am LoW said...

Yay for water!

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mom said...

some rubbing alchy-hol in the water works for greasy areas...and the best "wiper"? newspaper. no lint or fibers and something about that newsprint...clean windows!

Something Marvellous said...

water?? really? I've heard of using a little vinegar, too. At least for mirrors.

Anjeny said...

Wow!! Water?!! Who would've thought. I will definitely use that, gotta save money...thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

I seem to recall you purchasing a $30.00 bottle of water(glass cleaner) because you liked the door to door sales girl. Hum helping the environment, and a teenage girl trying to stay off the streets? Good Job Low! Love ya!!!

I am LoW said...

Ma- But wet or damp newspaper gives me the heebie jeebies. My skin is crawling at the thought! haha

SM- You could, I am sure, but I promise, they only need water! :-)

Anjeny- You'll have to come back and let me know what you think.

Shaw- that wasn't glass cleaner though, it was All Purpose cleaner! haha! And it probably was about as good as water. It was a $30 donation. :-D