Thursday, February 17, 2011

Uses for Plastic Bags

There has been a movement to get people to get away from using grocery stores' plastics bag and using reusable totes to be more "green".  I have the reusable totes and have used them on occassion, but it was then that I found myself running out of the plastic bags and realized that I use them for a lot of things.

  • I use them to line the wastebaskets in my bathrooms/bedrooms.
  • I use them to line the wastebaskets at my work because the janitors never change my trashbag.  They just dump the trash.  This is especially gross (and possibly unsanitary) when I put in food or my yogurts cups in them.
  • My in-laws use them to line their kitchen trashbag and use those instead to fill up the larger trashcan outside, so that they use less trashbags.  I mean, you actually pay for the kitchen trashbags and the grocery store ones are free, right?
  • I use them to put old food or food preparation scraps and tie them up before I put them in the kitchen trashbag so that it doesn't smell as bad when I open up the trashcan.
  • I use them when I go on trips to separate my dirty clothes from my clean clothes.
  • I use them on ski trips to put my boots in so that I don't get mud and dirt all over the trunk of my car.
  • I don't have pets, but I know a lot of people who use them to pick up dog poop.
  • I use them to put my wet bathing suits in so that I don't dampen the rest of the things in my bag.  

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wachovia converted to Wells Fargo website

My Wachovia account was converted over to Wells Fargo over the weekend.  I logged into Wachovia today and it walked me through the account conversion process.  Afterwards, I was redirected to the Wells Fargo site. 

I took a few minutes to look through the site and familiarize myself with the new layout.  I already found it difficult to navigate and had a hard time locating information about my account.

The Wachovia site was very user friendly.  The information about my accounts seemed much easier to find.  Now, the Wells Fargo site has a lot of "white space".

The Bill Pay now has "Send on" and "Deliver By" dates which can be confusing.  I don't know why you need to have two dates.  Just give us the important one, which would be the "Deliver By" date.

The site is also much slower than the Wachovia site.

It's too bad that you can't choose a "Theme" for the site. I prefer the look and feel of the Wachovia website better.

2002 Honda CR-V Sunroof

The sunroof of my car shattered one day, either by something hitting it or it just spontaneously exploded.

The quote to replace it from an Auto Glass repair shop was $350!  I had my entired windshield replaced by them for only $225.

My husband found that part on East Park Auto Recyclers for $95 + $20 shipping.

He installed the new sunroof in less than 30 minutes.  He was even surprised at how easy it was.

That's $235 saved instead of going to someone else's labor cost.