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In this unexpected time we need to get our control of money to prepare to ease into the New Year or just get control of our finances because we’re broke all the time.
I found this great video that explains and helps with how to save money, control expenses, pay off bills and even put a little aside for wants.
A lot of these methods I used like the envelope method, the Jim Rohns and a couple of others mixed together to force me to get where I am.
Here’s a chart from the video you can use.
Let me know what methods you use or you are going to try and let’s get to saving
Need more water, but don’t want to pay the water company another dime? [Video] DIY Rain Water Collection
I’ve seen a lot of rain water collection systems and determined from my husband and mine camping trip about a year ago, together we may use 40 gallons every three days. (This doesn’t include drinking water and we did take showers). I know I opted for navy showers, but my husband likes to run the water a lot in his ten minute shower.
In any case, I’m also doing a garden which I’ve found depending on the temperature outside, is how much I need to water and my plants eat up about a gallon a day of water or more.
There was a cause for concern earlier this year when we went without power for almost four days. Yes. boredom almost killed us but the fact that we didn’t know if the house pump was working and we couldn’t determine how much water we had in the system, we opted to get water from my father’s. I used my 5 gallon water containers, which we ended up refilling three times in our four day period. My husband understood navy showers by now. I got my two water containers free. but you can also get them from amazon. We used this water for toilet flushing, quick wash ups and cleaning. If there was extra water after cleaning, washing up or cooking, I added it to a gray water tank to use for flushing, but that’s a whole ‘nother subject.
Anyhow, I’ve always thought about adding a water diverter on my roof spouts but I’m so afraid to cut into the gutters. Most videos say do this, but I could never overcome the fear.
So I want to be able to collect Rain water for several reasons.
- My garden and fountain system
- Emergencies happen and you never know when you need the extra amount (hence example above)
Then this video comes along!
This video was a great water to get the water from the rain and to keep the bugs out. In addition to what they did I’d also add rocks to the bottom to get rid of a lot of things that could still slip in, plus add wait to the bucket in wind storms.
Let me know what you think? If I build it, of course, I’ll do my own video. Subscribe for updates!
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I can say first hand I know how it feels to have emergencies. When I was a single parent, I constantly stay on alert.
I can say always have a plan for everything. Fire, Crime, Shortages (especially when you’re broke but even pandemics come to mind), we went through a power outage when the east coat went out, Car stolen and more!
Per the CDC you should have and I’ve put my thoughts in
- Paperwork – Collect and protect important documents and medical records https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/Paperwork.htm
- Keep all this in a bag. When I had my fire, the fact that I could just grab a bag with all our important papers was a life saver. I didn’t have to think. I just knew grab the big black bag in an area I could easily get to.
- Personal Needs – Gather food, water, & medical supplies to last at least 72 hours
- For personal needs you need to make sure you have enough in your house for a month for each member
- One case (24 bottles) of water per person in the house and also put an extra at the bottom of a deep freezer or if you don’t have one a regular freezer.
- Check out our grocery list site to make sure your pantry is well stocked
- Prescriptions – Prepare your prescription medications for an emergency
- Stock your prescriptions for at least three months if you can. I get migraines and I make sure I have at least two to three months of Excedrin with Caffeine on hand.
- Power sources – Prepare for power outages with backup power sources
- Also think of power sources for CPap and any kind of breathing or other medical machines
- Gas or Propane should be stored safely and ALWAYS keep you vehicle over a half tank of gas
- Buy rechargeable power supplies and extra cords on hand.
- Practical Skills – Learn Life Saving skills, such as CPR, to use until help arrives.
- Try to learn a little gardening, home building skills, can food, fix cars, weapons handling and so forth as well.
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I tried a couple of these ,but I was so mad watching this video wishing this had been around when I was a young mother and wanting to do something nice for my kids. or needing simple things around the house
So I share this now to help you.
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