"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Living more naturally can save you money...

Do you know your Bills IQ? Do you need some debt relief or debt consolidation?

I've been surprised by the number of people that have asked me "Do you really save money having your own garden?" Yes, Yes, yes! For instance it only cost me one dollar to plant a long row of green beans. That one row has already this season given me probably the equivalent of 10 cans of storebought green beans! I don't know of anyone who can buy 10 cans of green beans for $1.00! Now of course there is the investment of time, but there isn't much that is more fulfilling than growing your own food! Growing your own food reduces the grocery costs and help keep you from creating the need for more debt help!

Living more natural often does take more time but it can save money. For instance, another way we save money is by making our own Laundry Detergent. You can make your own Laundry detergent by simply grating 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha Laundry soap, adding 1/2 cup borax, and 1/2 cup washing soda. Add one - two tablespoons (depending on how soiled the laundry is) of this homemade detergent to each load. It works and is much cheaper than store bought laundry detergent!

Other tips: Instead of buying expensive wood floor cleaner to shine those wood floors just slightly moisten a soft cloth with brewed hot tea and wipe down the floor! This will clean the floor and bring out the natural grain. Do not rinse afterwards.

The time you invest in these efforts will make you smile, knowing you did it AND you saved money! And to have more time available for that garden why not go ahead and consolidate debt you already have?


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