Cheaper, Better, Faster by Mary Hunt

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If you’re looking for new, more productive ways to get things done in your home and life, one of the best resources you’ll find is Mary Hunt’s “Cheaper, Better, Faster” book. This book is full of tips that can help you do what you’re already doing, well….cheaper, better and faster. But probably the main benefit is actually finding solutions to annoying problems that you just couldn’t solve on your own. By using these tips, you’ll be using your time and your money more effectively. This book is a wonderful way to help you make smarter changes in the way you do everyday things. Here are a few tips that I really liked from the book:

To protect dry staples such as flour, meal, grits, pastas, and rice from contamination, pop in a couple of bay leaves. This won’t affect the taste, but it will prevent pesky bugs from ruining these products. — Page 97

Mix equal parts water, vinegar, and lemon juice in a spray bottle and spray your glasses before putting them in the dishwasher. No spots! — Page 43

Substitute 2 tablespoons of flour for every tablespoon of cornstarch. — Page 95

The book is just filled with neat little tips like those.

Now, not everything in the book is going to pertain to you. But with over 2,000 tips and tricks, if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that you’ll find enough tips in the book to make it a valuable resource on your bookshelf. You’ll find some of the tips repetitive from chapter to chapter, and to me some of them seemed more like common sense then ‘tips.’ I’ve highlighted enough tips in the book though that I’ll save myself some serious frustration if the next home we purchase has wallpaper that needs stripping and I’ve already saved money using one that makes my manicure last longer.

Cheaper, Better, Faster is available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I received a media sample of the above book to review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used within this post. Published by Tammy Litke.

5 thoughts on “Cheaper, Better, Faster by Mary Hunt

  1. I love books with helpful hints. I always wonder how they come up with some of the ideas but they work!

  2. I will use that tip about spraying my glasses with the water/vinegar/lemon juice before they go into the dishwasher. I hate spots!

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