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Category: Frugal Tips

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

August 8, 2013

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

Vow Renewal?  Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Vow Renewal? Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

June 29, 2013

Your vow renewal doesn’t have to break the bank to be memorable and elegant !   Everywhere you turn, someone is renewing their wedding vows. From jet-setting to glamorous locales like St. Lucia, or shutting down entire theme parks like Disneyland (looking at you, Mariah Carey), the rich and famous have taken to this new trend. [...]

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

June 13, 2013

Save Money on Healthcare! Don’t get poked by high costs. It may not seem possible to save money on healthcare. Everything just seems to be getting more and more expensive. A simple blood test can cost as much as $100.00. Not to mention the rising cost of caring for our elderly as we enter the baby [...]

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

May 28, 2013

Stretch Meat Further Wouldn’t it be great to stretch meat further? Meat is a big expense in the family grocery budget. I do everything I can to try and stretch that dollar. The first thing that comes to mind in trying to stretch meat further is to have meatless meals a few times a week. Well, if [...]

Catching Up...and Dryer Sheets

Catching Up…and Dryer Sheets

February 1, 2013

Catching Up… Tomorrow is February 2nd,  a.k.a. Groundhog Day!  What a fun day – will he see his shadow, or not? Will Bill Murry wake up to “I’ve Got You Babe” again, or will it be a new day?  Good stuff I tell you! It has been over a month since I’ve posted.  How in [...]

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

January 20, 2012

“Ready or not, here I come,” says winter. So the question is…are you ready? There are things you can do to save money this winter, and unless you want to pay more for your heating than you did last year, you need to get ready. Why you need to prepare for winter: Half of the [...]

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

October 27, 2011

Guest post written by Jakob Barry Autumn is a special time of year when homeowners begin battening down the hatches to secure their properties for the eventual snow, ice, and blustery winds of winter. When a structure hasn’t been well prepped it translates into financial loss as these elements can do serious damage to a house or [...]

Frugal Living:  The Tightwad Gazette

Frugal Living: The Tightwad Gazette

September 2, 2011

If you’ve been frugal living for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of Amy Dacyczyn’s book  The Complete Tightwad Gazette. Many call it the bible of frugal living, and for me, it was the first book on frugal living that I read.  The book is jam packed with over 900 pages that are filled [...]

Frugal Shopping:  Sunday Best for Less

Frugal Shopping: Sunday Best for Less

August 6, 2011

Ahhh….I love Sundays.  I love spending the day together with my family, I love taking it easy and having a break from household chores, and I love the thought of devoting a day to just refresh and renew.  But most of all, I love the chance to do something I don’t get to do the [...]

Reduce High Electric Bills

Reduce High Electric Bills

January 24, 2011

Across the US we are experiencing extreme weather driving up our heating bills.  I received a email from Progressive Energy today and I’d like to share with you some of the tips they gave towards lowering our electric bills. The best way to reduce high home heating costs? Get attic insulation that’s R-30 or higher. [...]

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

October 15, 2010

Make your own laundry detergent and save money! We have a  thread in the Frugal Mom forum on how to make your own laundry detergent.  Thanks Pursuer and Marabeth for these recipes, as well as other Frugal Moms for sharing your ideas and insight! . . . From Pursuer: The Liquid Version 1/3 bar Fels [...]

10 Fun and Unique Uses for Salt

10 Fun and Unique Uses for Salt

October 5, 2010

Clean grease stains from your carpet:  Mix 1 part salt to 4 parts rubbing alcohol and rub it into the grease stain.  Test first on a hidden part of your carpet. Remove water stains from your wood table:  Mix 1 teaspoon salt with a few drops of water.  With a soft cloth, rub the salt [...]

DIY:  Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

DIY: Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

July 21, 2010

I have an African Grey parrot who loves all things plastic – including laptop keys.   Today when I wasn’t watching him closely, in one quick grab, the stinker completely removed one of the keys and flew away with it.  I was able to get it back before he destroyed it, then spent the next [...]

20 Tips for Reusing Items

20 Tips for Reusing Items

June 28, 2010

Tips for Reusing items: (These tips came from our Message Board – Thanks Ladies!) 1. Reuse baggies.  Wash them out after use and tun inside out to dry. 2. Save styrofoam meat trays for painting. 3. Save brown paper grocery bags to take to Aldi’s. 4. Make 3-4 meals from one chicken/turkey!! 5. Reuse empty [...]

65 Ways to Save Today!

65 Ways to Save Today!

August 4, 2009

We have a great stickied thread on our message board titled, “So How Are You Saving $ Today?” The thread is filled with ways the ladies have saved money each day by choosing to live frugally.  Here are some ways they have saved money… I hope you can glean from these great ideas! Wash laundry [...]

Frugal Graphics for Your Blog

Frugal Graphics for Your Blog

July 30, 2009

Are you in need of graphics for your blog or website but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Fotolia.com and istockphoto.com are two resources I use exclusively, and are the lowest prices I have found for high quality images. Both sites have a searchable database of royalty free stock photos for purchase on [...]

Frugal Shopping for the Young Ones

Frugal Shopping for the Young Ones

June 16, 2009

So you never thought raising a child could be so expensive?  Well guess what- it is.  So every chance that you get to save a few dollars, take it.  Finding places outside of the toy store and Babies R’ Us to purchase baby items at a steep discount  is a golden opportunity to help inflate [...]

101 Ways to Save Today

101 Ways to Save Today

December 14, 2008

We have a great stickied thread on our message board titled, “So How Are You Saving $ Today?” The thread is filled with ways the ladies have saved money each day by choosing to live frugally.  Here are some ways they have saved money… I hope you can glean from these great ideas! Wash laundry [...]

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