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:
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
Chlorine bleach is tough on your clothes, the environment and your wallet, so replace that bulky jug with something better: a lemon.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing.
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
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.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Tired of shelling out for printer cartridges? Employ these simple tricks and your ink cartridge will last longer:
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
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.
Tired of replacing razor blades, printer cartridges and other household essentials at every turn? Here's how to make those must-haves last longer:
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
How to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
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.
10 ways to eat for free.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Take your entertainment costs down to zero. Here are five fun things that you can do for free.
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
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.
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Here are seven summer foods to can or freeze while they're at their cheapest price of the year.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
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.
Need to get away, but don't have any cash to do it? Here are seven ways to snag a free vacation.
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Freezer jam instructions and recipes.
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Freeze your homegrown tomatoes for use year-round. Here's how.
Did you end up with more cucumbers than you expected? Here's how to use them up.
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
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.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
This method of freezing corn results in the best flavor and takes up the least amount of freezer space.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Have a bunch of overripe bananas taking up space in your fruit bowl? Here are some great ways to use them up.
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never 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.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Grow your own dill and freeze it. It's a simple way to avoid the high price of fresh dill.
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
Have long hair and need to raise some extra cash? Selling your hair could be the answer. Find out more.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Tired of losing food to freezer burn? Here's how to prevent it.
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.
Wondering if you should upgrade to Hulu Plus? Here's a review of both the free and paid version of Hulu.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Blueberries freeze well. Buy a bunch in July. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them for year-round use.
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Five steps to a cleaner and fresher-smelling washing machine. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Coupons are good, but coupons for free products are better. Here's how to snag your share:
Got Flies? Here's how to make a simple fly trap.
An easy recipe for liquid hand soap.
Mix up your own popsicles with Jello, and skip the pricey store-bought pops.
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle.
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're thowing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping:
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Learn how to kill weeds without killing your budget.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Follow these simple steps to freeze carrots for use in soups and stews.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Here's how to make your own spray starch in minutes.
There are lots of Canadian paid survey sites, but how do you know which ones you can trust? Start with this list of legitimate sites.
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
Ten ways to break the spending habit.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
Increase your coupon savings with coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eating healthy doesn't have to wreck your budget. These seven tips include growing and shopping locally along with other tips.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Use these simple tricks to save money on movie tickets.
An ever-growing collection of canning jar labels for you to print and use.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Eleven ways to save big on Amazon. Do you know them all?
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Cut your costs the painless way.
Growing garlic in your garden? Here's how to dry it for long-term storage.
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Turn some of your homegrown tomatoes into tomato juice, and you'll be set for soup season.
Looking for a way to keep ginger fresh longer? Try freezing it. Here's how.
Here's how to save the day when you add too much baking soda or baking powder.
Simple instructions for freezing onions to use in cooked dishes.
Mix together a few ingredients to create your own cheap, but flavorful marinade.
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.