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  • Saving Money on DIY Tasks Around The House

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    Take a look at some of these tips on ways to save money on DIY tasks around the house:

    Shop the Dollar Store

    Shop the dollar store rather than your local home center to buy specialty tools you may use only once or twice for projects such as cable or phone wiring.

    Extend the Lives of Filters

    Extend the lives of filters in some air purifiers, bathroom fans, window air conditioners, and even your furnace by vacuuming out dust and loose dirt. Just be sure your vacuum is HEPA equipped to keep fine particulates from being released into the air.

    Silence Squeaky Wood Floors

    Silence squeaky wood floors by sprinkling on talcum powder. Use a paintbrush to work the powder into the joints between boards and sweep away any excess. For tight spots you can use powdered graphite that's squeezed from a tube.

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