Frugal Living: Most Popular Articles
No need to buy buttermilk. This simple substitute works just as well, and it only takes five minutes to make.
Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? Here's how to tell if they are still good:
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
If you don't have any cumin, one of these three substitutes should do the trick.
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Have a recipes that calls for castor sugar? Here's how to make it yourself.
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Ready to frugalize your home and your finances? Use these free printables to create a household notebook with everything that you need to get the job done.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
10 ways to eat for free.
These foods are at their cheapest during the fall months. Can or freeze them, and enjoy a lower grocery bill year-round.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
Need to feed a crowd? These low-cost recipes should do the trick.
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
An easy way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season. Here's a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month.
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Tires tend to be at their cheapest early in the spring and again just before winter sets in, so if your tires are approaching the end of their life, now's a
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Have a bunch of overripe bananas taking up space in your fruit bowl? Here are some great ways to use them up.
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Learn how to create popsicle-shaped soap for gift giving.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
Stinky washing machine? Here's how to clean it. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Turn a big pile of pears into delicious pear sauce.
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.
Out of tomato sauce? Grab a can of tomato paste from your pantry, and whip up a quick substitute. No trip to the store required.
Interested in selling your hair for cash? Here's what you need to know to do it.
Store pears the right way, and they'll keep for months and months. Here's how.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Freezer jam instructions and recipes.
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Éclairs are a cheap and tasty campfire dessert.
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Don't let a tight budget keep you from having fun. Here are four ways to budget in the fun stuff.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Interested in storing a bushel of apples to enjoy over the cold winter months? Here's how it's done.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle.
Ditch your cable TV and video subscription, and watch free shows and movies on Crackle. You'll enjoy all the savings, without any of the sacrifice.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Turn some of your homegrown tomatoes into tomato juice, and you'll be set for soup season.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Start your tomato sauce by boiling the tomatoes to loosen their skins.
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Tired of tossing rotten potatoes? Learn how to store them properly.
Here's how to get more stuff for free, including surprising things like gas and vacations.
Grow your own dill and freeze it. It's a simple way to avoid the high price of fresh dill.
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Here's how to buy your clothes second-hand (without looking like you do).
Take your entertainment costs down to zero. Here are five fun things that you can do for free.
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
Did you end up with more cucumbers than you expected? Here's how to use them up.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Use this printable, weekly chore chart to keep up with all the chores on your to-do list.
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
Get out of the grocery store for less. These printable grocery coupons can help you do it.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Simple instructions for freezing onions to use in cooked dishes.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Sign your kids up for these birthday clubs, and watch the loot roll in.
Freeze peppers when they're at peak freshness, and enjoy them year round. Here's how.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
A simple recipe for a never-ending supply of vanilla.
A recipe for making refrigerator pickles in an empty ice cream bucket.
Freeze your homegrown tomatoes for use year-round. Here's how.
Need to get away, but don't have any cash to do it? Here are seven ways to snag a free vacation.
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
Skip the pricey treatments. This home remedy will get rid of your athlete's foot quickly and naturally.
Find a blood spot in an egg? Here's the scoop on whether it's safe to eat, what causes it and more.
Got Flies? Here's how to make a simple fly trap.
Wondering if you should upgrade to Hulu Plus? Here's a review of both the free and paid version of Hulu.
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Blackberries have a short harvest season (usually lasting only a few weeks). Learn how to freeze them, so you can enjoy them whenever you want.
Have some leftover buttermilk that you need to use up? One of these recipes should do the trick:
A simple recipe for pear freezer jam with pure pear taste.
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.