Homesteading Tips to Save Time and Money

John Knioca shares these homesteading tips to help you save on costly expenditures.

Invest in used farm trucks to save money.

Invest in used farm trucks to save money.

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Learn these homesteading tips to help you save time and money.

John Knioca's homesteading tips:

•Clean your windshield of bugs with a single-edge razor blade; buy them 100 to a box.

•Got a critter between the walls? Turn on two or three radios, full volume, and go to town for half a day. When you come back, the creatures will be gone

•Don't bother with soap when you wash a car. It takes the wax off and isn't needed 99 percent of the time.

•Give your body to organ donor organizations or a local university for research. Funeral traditions are not enjoyed by or paid for by the dead. I give flowers to living people, not dead.

•Buy a pre-1987 full-size truck, and take care of it. It will only stay the same or go up in value. We have three; one has only 491,000 miles on it.

•Throw away all of your credit cards; pay cash for everything. Avoid new houses and never buy a new vehicle.

—John Knioca
Vevay, Indiana