HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop 3/5

Featured Post: Decorate your Home the Eco Friendly Way

Featured Post: Decorate your Home the Eco Friendly Way

There were 128 great submissions last week! I love to see each weeks submissions. Each host features their own article so you have a better chance at getting a feature.

This week at Pint Size Farm we talked about how to get rid of fruit flies and I had a How to make money online update (part of the Homestead on a Dime challenge). I always use real numbers in my make money online update so be sure to check it out. It is a realistic post for how much extra money you can make for your homestead by spending 10 minutes a day online. Share your own progress via twitter or facebook! I love to hear how my readers are doing.

And, on to the featured submission!

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Make Money Online: Feb REAL Cash Update

Make money online, REAL numbers. Join the challenge and learn how you can make an extra $1500 this year. Found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Did you make money online for the Homestead on a Dime challenge this month?

It’s time to update my homestead on a dime challenge earnings from last month. I love to hear how you guys are doing to so be sure to connect

If you are looking for more frugal life tips and ways to make money online then be sure to check out my frugal living board on pinterest! I have so many wonderful pictures and links to financial savvy information.

This year I challenged you to earn an extra $600-$1800 extra by spending 10-60 minutes a day making money online. I did well in February and set myself up for a great March (there are a few checks I requested in February that will show up in March. I never count my money until it is in my hand). So far I have chosen to stick with Amazon gift cards, but a few sites only have a cash option so I should pick up a decent amount of cash as well.

Remember to think of your long-term goals. Earning a few dollars a day might seem like nothing, but it all adds up. Trying to make money online is a slow process, but it does work. What will you do with an extra $1500 at the end of the year? Most of the sites have options between checks, paypal, and gift cards. I like checks, but I love gift cards. If you go with Amazon gift cards then you can save them in your account until you want to spend them. Nothing beats watching that balance grow until you get something expensive you really wanted. Remember, long-term goals!

I can’t wait to see how you did in February on the homestead on a dime challenge. Here is how I did:

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Get Rid of Fruit Flies… For Good

So easy and you can get rid of fruit flies within 24 hours. Found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Get rid of fruit flies for good by following these steps

Get rid of fruit flies for good by following these simple steps! The internet is full of homemade traps, tips, and ideas to get rid of fruit flies, but few actually address getting rid of them for good. Do you want a fruit fly death trap (gross!) sitting on your counter for weeks? Follow these steps to get rid of fruit flies from the source in a matter of days.

A fruit fly invasion can be frustrating. And, trying to get rid of fruit flies can be just as frustrating. The tiny little bugs fly everywhere, destroy your fruit, and generally just annoy the heck out of homeowners and their guests. An invasion is usually started by simply bringing in fruit that happens to have fruit fly eggs on it.  Yuck. You can purchase traps, but that is only addressing part of the problem.

A couple of fruit flies can create new fruit flies in as little as 7-13 days (This might happen before you even realize you have an infestation. It is highly likely that when you need to get rid of fruit flies they are already into the breeding and egg laying generation). This fast reproduction rate means you have very little time to get them. But, once you find the source you can be rid of them in a matter of days. A fruit fly trap will kill adults that have usually reproduced already. No good, trying to get rid of fruit flies after they have started laying eggs can be a never ending battle. You might think you have the problem under control just to realize there are more just a couple days later. A week after the original fruit flies get into your home and you will have new ones popping up EVERY DAY! Even if you kill those original fruit flies, you run the risk that they have already found a location in your home to breed and they will pop up again, and again, and again until you take care of the fruit fly source.

Follow these simple steps to get rid of fruit flies from the source.

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HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop 2/26

There were 115 great submissions last week, but I know we can beat that this week! Bring me your best posts. Each host features their own article so you have a better chance at getting a feature.

This week at Pint Size Farm we talked about bathroom decluttering tips. It’s time for spring cleaning (and the clutter challenge). I’ll have my own clutter challenge update soon (and I also track it in the sidebar along with the Homestead on a Dime challenge so you can follow my progress there). Share your own progress via twitter or facebook!  I love to hear how my readers are doing.

As always it was hard to choose a featured post this week. There were many great submissions.

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Bathroom Decluttering Tips: Quick, Simple

bathroom decluttering tips

Bathroom decluttering tips for the challenge

Bathroom decluttering tips are probably my favorite to write about. I like using bathroom decluttering tips because it is an area where I can get rid of a lot of things quickly. Under the bathroom sink is a catch-all for me. When in doubt, it goes under the bathroom sink. That makes it a total disaster, but it is still a small enough area that it is fast to declutter and organize. This makes it a great zone to start with. These bathroom decluttering tips will have you finishing an area of your house in no time.

We are well on our way in the decluttering challenge! If you are just catching up then be sure to head back to the how to declutter your home page to learn about splitting your home into zones. Bathrooms make a great zone when done together. If you have a lot of bathrooms in your home it might take you a while, but I still recommend keeping them in the same zone. Which brings me to the first of the bathroom decluttering tips…

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HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop – Feb 18

There were 122 homesteading, homeschooling, recipes, organization, etc. post submissions last week. Great job you guys!

This week at Pint Size Farm I introduced a great food storage company, Valley Food Storage, and opened a giveaway for a 72 hour emergency kit (including food, $125 value). The post also includes a recommended list of supplies for an emergency. Click here to check it out (low entries so far!). We also started the decluttering challenge by splitting our home into six different zones. Click here if you need to catch up.

As always it was hard to choose a featured post this week. There were many great submissions.

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How to Declutter your Home: Zones

Learn how to declutter your home

Zones make decluttering easy!

Learning how to declutter your home is not hard if you know a few tricks. One of the biggest tricks is using zones. Zones can help you learn how to declutter your home and they can also do a lot for helping you keep it that way.

For this year’s decluttering challenge we are going to start at the beginning. If you are a newsletter subscriber then you can get out your worksheets. If not, then subscribe to my newsletter and get a copy of them or just follow along with the posts! Learn how to create a decluttering binder at the end of this post. The how to declutter your home worksheets will be put in every weekly newsletter until the decluttering challenge is over (and generally I will leave the links open for a little while after that).

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