When it comes to personal finance, I’ve always been much more interested in how to save 20 cents on a gallon of milk than in finding the hottest investing tip.
I tend to think more about the everyday ways we can save money.
So when my mom picked up a copy of Yankee Magazine’s Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs & More by Early Proulx and the Editors of Yankee Magazine at a garage sale, I was anxious to borrow it.
This book has been out for awhile, but it has a lot of timeless ideas. From homemade cleaners to all the different uses for mayonnaise… this book has a lot of great information. The subtitle says it all: “1,001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Repair, Restore, Revive, or Replace Just about Everything in Your Life.”
Scattered throughout this tips-laden book are great folksy snippets about resourceful people who invented some common household products (like S.O.S pads).
Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs & More was a quick read, and I really enjoyed it. If you like books like The Complete Tightwad Gazette, or reading tips from Everyday Cheapskate Mary Hunt, you’ll enjoy this book.
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