Let’s Talk Trash!

Today is Tidy Thursday and MoneyMamma101 is here to talk about something you use every day but probably think the least about… Trash! Everyone deals with trash can drama. It’s time to put an end to this drama with these simple tips.

There are a few alterations to make to your trash can to make it more ‘user friendly’.

  • The first is to take a drill and put a few holes in the bottom of each side of the can. This will STOP the bag from suction sticking when your trying to pull it out. When your friends see you lift your bag out with ease they will truly be impressed with what seems to be your super human strength!  


  • Place command hooks upside down on the side of the trash can to stop the bag from falling down into the can.  (Click on the image below to get a great deal on command hooks for this project.)




Next we will discus some things you can do to make your trash can more ‘user friendly’.

  • Place old newspaper into the bottom of the trash bag to absorb liquids and stop them from collecting in puddles to leak out later in place you’d rather them not be.


  • Place a dryer sheet (New or used) in the can before you put the trash bag inside to prevent odors.

  • Use a command hook in your vehicle as a holder for a grocery bag trash.



That’s it for the “Let’s Talk Trash”  blog.  Be sure to share this blog with your friends and family.

Auction Entertainment Website & App!

Today is Website Wednesday and MoneyMamma101 would like to introduce you to an amazing and entertaining auction Website that also runs as an app on your phone/tablet.  Check this out!  

  • No long waiting on auctions like other auction sites.  
  • Live auction bidding.  
  • Each auction lasts about 3 minutes.  
  • View upcoming auctions.  
  • Stop getting ripped off of other auction sites by last second bidders.  
  • Bid the REAL way.  
  • Sign up is free
  • Not a pay per bid site 
  • Some items even offer FREE SHIPPING.


Click the image below to check it out.  


Available as an app on your tablet or phone.

Make Your Own Dog Treats

Home Made Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

With all the sickness going around from store bought dog treats, I’ve been making my own. My dogs LOVE these and surprisingly they were easy to make.  You can get creative and make your own shapes by hand.  You can use cookie cutters, play-dough shape cutters, dog bone shape cutters, etc.  What ever your mind can think up.  Here’s the how to:


1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly combine all ingredients. On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Roll out to 1/2″ thickness and use cookie cutter(s) of your choice to make dog treat shapes. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Let cool before allowing your dog(s) to try one.



Time Out Chairs

Time to get creative and make a great looking time out chair for your little ones.  Here is a collection of some I’ve found around the internet that caught my eye.  Which kind would you want?

Frame is made out of wood while the hourglass is made from 2 soda bottles that have been cut. They are joined by a wooden bead. (Via http://itsalmostgenius.com/index.php/almost-genius/a-2-minute-time-out-chair/)

Simple chair painted and written on. Also attached a hand kitchen timer. I’m not so sure the timer is a great idea to have in that spot. If your kids are anything like mine they will turn the dial on the timer to speed up their time. (Via http://followpics.co/time-out-chair-cute/)

The chair says “If time you spend upon this seat perhaps the dead you won’t repeat.” (Via http://enchantedleaf.com/FantasyFurn1.html)

Simple design, Find a chair you like and add your own paint. (Via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/4011087141752048/)

Simple Lego Storage

Have an old tool box lying around? Put it to good use, just store your child’s legos in it! Really old tool box’s might need a little paint but let your child put their own touches on it, they will be more likely to use it and keep their legos inside instead of out for you to step on.

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Color Coordinated Lego Storage