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? How can you tell if the eggs are bad? Here's how to test to see if they are still good!
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're thowing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping:
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
If you don't have any cumin, one of these three substitutes should do the trick.
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
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.
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Don't pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. Here's how to make your own in two minutes or less.
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
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.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
22 ways to warm up without touching the thermostat.
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Cooking for one or two? Here are the tips you need to reign in your grocery bill.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
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.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
10 ways to eat for free.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
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.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
Interested in storing a bushel of apples to enjoy over the cold winter months? Here's how it's done.
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Interested in selling your hair for cash? Here's what you need to know to do it.
Here's the answer to whether it's safe to reuse cooking oil.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
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.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
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.
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Use these tricks to get your Christmas gift for fee.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Dealing with a ladybug infestation in your home? Here's how to get rid of them.
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Handing out candy to trick or treaters is fun, and it can be affordable too. Use the following tips to fill your candy bowl for less:
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
4 money-saving uses for plastic newspaper sleeves.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Check out this list of recipes using baking soda to clean, polish, deodorize, or perform more functions. Try them out for yourself!
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Learn the proper procedure for melting candle wax in a double boiler. Page 3.
Stinky washing machine? Here's how to clean it. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree, so you don't have to settle for store-bought.
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Looking for a holiday job? Here are more than a dozen companies that are hiring.
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Here's how to save the day when you add too much baking soda or baking powder.
Have a bunch of overripe bananas taking up space in your fruit bowl? Here are some great ways to use them up.
Here's a list of the best apples to use when making an apple pie.
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Don't throw out that old sweater! Turn it into a pair of mittens instead.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
Fight the mold and mildew in your bathroom the cheap and healthy way.
32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make in a flash.
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.
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
Not sure how to measure dried beans? Here are some helpful conversions.
Don't let that leftover heavy cream go to waste. Use it up in one of these recipes:
Use these tricks to buy gift cards for less than their face value.
Nice gifts that don't cost a lot. Just the thing for a tight budget.
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
Have lots of butternut squash? Here's how to store it for the long-haul.
Here are 11 tricks grocery stores use to run up your bill. Make sure you aren't falling for any of them.
Out of powdered sugar, or just want to make your own? Here's how.
Take control of your spending with the envelope budgeting system.
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
Get rid of the calcium and lime build up on your showerhead for pennies. Here's a simple cleaning trick.
Have leftover sour cream, and wondering if you can freeze it? Here's the answer.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Season your cast iron to non-stick perfection.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.