Posts Categorized: Frugal Living

Summertime, and the Laundry is Easy

We’ve finally hit a patch of hot weather here in Seattle, which is right in keeping with the old local adage that summertime starts July 5th. I look forward to this kind of weather all year; the interminable dark damp gray days 9 months of the year make it seem magical in comparison. Since I’m… Read more »

Refrigerator Madness!

It may be a quirk of mine due to a frugal nature, but I tend to hang on to major household appliances to within an inch of their death. I mean why buy a fancy-schmancy new appliance when the old one works just fine? The problem comes when my long-held appliances eventually go kaput, no… Read more »

Clothesline Season is Finally Here!

Since I don’t use a clothes dryer and only air-dry my laundry, I am exceptionally jubilant when the weather becomes warm and sunny enough to dry outside. Today was such a day! Almost 70 degrees, sunny, and a gentle breeze equals optimum outdoor laundry-drying conditions. I cleaned off my nylon rope clothesline, which is sturdily… Read more »