Archive for the ‘Spend a Little – Save a Lot’ Category

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Stop peeling, flaking paint

Just recently, I was doing a paint project at home and encountered something that had never happened to me before.  My paint was peeling!  And all layers were peeling, so before I knew it, I was all the way back to the drywall in some areas! I didn’t know what I was in for and […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Protect trees from deer damage

Early fall is consistently the time of the year that we receive the most requests for remedies to deer damage on tree trunks.  Damage is caused as male deer rub their antlers on tree bark, typically to remove the “velvet” fuzz that is no longer needed on the mature antlers.  As a result, deer often […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: The quick and easy way to get rid of old paint

If you are anything like me, your basement has slowly filled up with gallons and gallons of old paint.  One project after another goes by, wall colors have been changed, and the partial cans of paint sit downstairs for years taking up space.  Several rooms in my house have changed colors more than once, so […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Kill and PREVENT Weeds

So many of us battle with weeds that magically grown up between pavers, bricks, stones, sidewalks, and driveways.  What seems like a small crevice can grow unsightly weeds at all times during the growing season.  Typical weed killers will do a great job at killing what is visible, but they don’t do anything for preventing […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Replace a leaky hose end and save the entire hose

If your hose is kinking repeatedly in one particular spot, there is no need to replace the entire hose.  Or maybe your hose is leaking badly and is causing a mess at one of the ends.  Again, there is no need to replace the entire hose.  Instead we would recommend putting a new coupler on […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: TrashRac – Waste Storage Solution

A little know solution in our housewares department is the TrashRac trash storage bins.  Maybe that is because they are by nature nondescript since they like to hide out inside cabinet doors?  Maybe this is because they provide function without all the glamour of a tall stainless steel trash bin?  Who am I kidding, the […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Wet and Forget Keeps Outdoor Surfaces Clean Year Round

If you constantly battle with mold and mildew in shaded areas or other areas that do not dry out well, then we have the product for you!  Most mold and mildew cleaners will clean the surface quickly, but they will not do anything for its regrowth.  This is where Wet and Forget comes in!  Not […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Ant Baits Kill the Entire Colony

It never fails, each year I will encounter ants foraging for food inside my home to take back to their nest.  Sometimes their presence is noticed during the summer, sometimes it happens in the spring.  The timing is never for sure, but it seems to be a yearly occurrence for so many of us.  In […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: O’Keeffe’s Hand Cream Solves Dry, Cracked Skin

The winter is the season for moisturizing!  For myself, I feel that I can never moisturize enough during the winter and if I don’t keep up on applications, my hands or feet can become so dry that they crack and split.  As a result, my fingers can bleed or sting because of how overly dry […]

Spend a Little – Save a Lot: Wood Hardener For Rotted Wood

With so many old houses in our neighborhood, so many of us have situations where water has rotted out wood around window ledges, gutters, downspouts, roofs, decks, and more. This rotten wood is not only unsightly but it can be an attraction for carpenter ants, woodpeckers, rodents, and other critters.  Instead of replacing the damaged […]