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