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IStillPickUpPennies said:   This may sound silly to some, but I used to use a TV Tuner card to record most of my TV entertainment.  Then I went through the recordings and edited out the commercials.

  Instead, now I just wait and get the season DVD's for free from the local library.  If I can't get through all of the episodes before it has to go back, I can archive the remaining episodes on the hard drive, and we delete them as we watch them.

  It saves me a heck of a lot of time, and doesn't cost anything extra.  No more playing around with tuner card software, missing an episode, etc.  Plus, they can't cancel the show on you in the middle of the season if you are getting them a full season at a time, after the fact.

  I do that, plus
We have Netflix, so we watch past seasons of shows with no commercials whenever we want , vs the network schedule.
Occassionally we watch a current season like GRIMM and its so painful to sit though commercials knowing my life is ticking away....

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I like going to the office for 10am, then be the last one to leave at 6:30, traffic is light, and I can take care of all the sudden emergencies that popup at 5pm.

I also love working from home whenever possible - saves 1.5 hr commute that day.

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This is a unique thread I think because the usual topic is how to save money. Great strategies here.
Save time by paying bills online or even make it auto-debit on monthly basis.

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What about having two laundry baskets, one for underwear and the other for everything else. I do wash them separately anyway.

I plan to do this, since I like the idea of maybe spending a few more seconds every day to dump your clothes into different baskets, as opposed to spending a few more minutes sorting them out before washing. What do you (if you do laundry on your own) think?

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yadayadayadayada said:   What about having two laundry baskets, one for underwear and the other for everything else. I do wash them separately anyway.

I plan to do this, since I like the idea of maybe spending a few more seconds every day to dump your clothes into different baskets, as opposed to spending a few more minutes sorting them out before washing. What do you (if you do laundry on your own) think?

Wash everything in the same load.

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bytem3 said:   Wash everything in the same load.
  Yup.  While "batching" it away from home on a long term assignment, everything went into the washer or hung up for a 2nd wear as it was taken off.  When the washer looked suitably full, a quarter cup of Tide and away it went.  Sheets and pillow cases went through with jammies.  Reds, blues, greens, black, whites... it all came out just fine.  I wouldn't do it with a nice white dress shirt, but for casual business wear, it worked swimmingly.  

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Great thread! Learned a lot of stuff! Thanks so much! )

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msquickie said:   Great thread! Learned a lot of stuff! Thanks so much! )
  Glad you are here.

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Minoritydan said:   This one saves me alot of Time.

I fill my car up at Costco Gas Pumps, but they are notoriously crowded during normal hours(forget the weekends). Sometimes traffic is backed all the way up to the entrance and you cannot even enter the Pump lanes.

The pumps close an hour after the store, so during the week I swing by after 9pm and usually pull right up versus a 10-15 min wait earlier in the day.

  sounds like aBuc-ee's

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This thread is brilliant! I've been advocating strategies like these to friends and family, but it seems people are resistant for psychological reasons. Kinda like seeing a lawyer waiting an hour in line for a free beer; I see it all the time.

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Bandalar said:   This thread is brilliant! I've been advocating strategies like these to friends and family, but it seems people are resistant for psychological reasons. Kinda like seeing a lawyer waiting an hour in line for a free beer; I see it all the time.
  If the lawyer is standing in line with the client, the client is being billed for that hour.  Nothing like going out to lunch with your lawyer and getting a $900 bill for his time.

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DavidScubadiver said:   www.blueapron.com 

Ingredients delivered to your door with instructions how to prepare meals. $10 per person per meal. No time wasted shopping for food.

  at $10 a meal, two meals a day comes out to be $140.  I think I can hire a personal chef to go grocery shopping for me and cook a week worth of food.  Makes it even more cost efficient for two people or a larger family.

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aleck said:   
DavidScubadiver said:   www.blueapron.com 

Ingredients delivered to your door with instructions how to prepare meals. $10 per person per meal. No time wasted shopping for food.

  at $10 a meal, two meals a day comes out to be $140.  I think I can hire a personal chef to go grocery shopping for me and cook a week worth of food.  Makes it even more cost efficient for two people or a larger family.

  Not sure what you are saying, but if you are saying that you think you can pay someone to do your grocery shopping and cook you 14 meals, and only be out of pocket $140, I think you are living in a dream world or a third-world country. Even if they made them all a week ahead of time (which would seriously compromise how good they were).

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If you are headed to/from Newark Airport in NJ from/to Morris County area or points west, take the Garden State Parkway , if traffic is not an issue, from I-280 East, instead of going through Newark.

I hate tolls on principle, but in this case it is lesser of the evils.

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I paid someone to read this thread to me.I saved time by not reading that long ass post.

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I saw this article today and thought it was relevant to this thread. It is basically saying that many successful people wear the same outfit every day to avoid "decision fatigue" so they can be better at making decisions when it matters.

http://elitedaily.com/money/science-simplicity-successful-people... 

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swedishlionfish said:   saying that many successful people wear the same outfit 
  they are men so they just throw on a suit ... cmon!

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bytem3 said:   Wash everything in the same load.
  Yup.  While "batching" it away from home on a long term assignment, everything went into the washer or hung up for a 2nd wear as it was taken off.  When the washer looked suitably full, a quarter cup of Tide and away it went.  Sheets and pillow cases went through with jammies.  Reds, blues, greens, black, whites... it all came out just fine.  I wouldn't do it with a nice white dress shirt, but for casual business wear, it worked swimmingly.  

  
I use color-catching sheets and detergent. You don't even have to think about what clothes you're washing.

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swedishlionfish said:   I saw this article today and thought it was relevant to this thread. It is basically saying that many successful people wear the same outfit every day to avoid "decision fatigue" so they can be better at making decisions when it matters.

http://elitedaily.com/money/science-simplicity-successful-people...

  
many of us in IT industry have 8-10 polos, same tshirt, diff colors
I just pick one every day

still decision but not too bad

I try to stick to same brand same material, basically i like smooth feel and stay away from cheap stuff

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BlueSeaLake said:   I like going to the office for 10am, then be the last one to leave at 6:30, traffic is light, and I can take care of all the sudden emergencies that popup at 5pm.

I also love working from home whenever possible - saves 1.5 hr commute that day.

  

you are my brother from another mother

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can someone save my time.. and consolidate this in a quick read list.. so I can power read through this... or is there a way to export all the 20 pages into a single PDF

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Leaned a lot here. Will come back to read more carefully. Thanks, everyone.

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