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:
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're thowing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping:
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.
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
Here's how to buy your clothes second-hand (without looking like you do).
Here are eight items that you shouldn't buy used.
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
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.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
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.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
10 ways to eat for free.
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
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.
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
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:
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Save $900 or more a year by ditching your cable. Here are lots of free and cheap alternatives.
Hand your kids a lunchbox, instead of lunch money. Here are six ways to save on school lunches.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
Freezer jam instructions and recipes.
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.
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Take your entertainment costs down to zero. Here are five fun things that you can do for free.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Tired of shelling out for printer cartridges? Employ these simple tricks and your ink cartridge will last longer:
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Be the best second-hand shopper you can be. These resources will help you to grab the best deals.
Stinky washing machine? Here's how to clean it. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
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 how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
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.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
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.
Interested in selling your hair for cash? Here's what you need to know to do it.
A list of yard sales that span hundreds or even thousands of miles.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Did you end up with more cucumbers than you expected? Here's how to use them up.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
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.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle.
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Skip the pricey treatments. This home remedy will get rid of your athlete's foot quickly and naturally.
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.
Start your tomato sauce by boiling the tomatoes to loosen their skins.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
Wondering if you should upgrade to Hulu Plus? Here's a review of both the free and paid version of Hulu.
Need to get away, but don't have any cash to do it? Here are seven ways to snag a free vacation.
Grow your own dill and freeze it. It's a simple way to avoid the high price of fresh dill.
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Turn some of your homegrown tomatoes into tomato juice, and you'll be set for soup season.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
Use this printable, weekly chore chart to keep up with all the chores on your to-do list.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
Mix up your own popsicles with Jello, and skip the pricey store-bought pops.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner, and enjoy a clean home for less.
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Use these tricks to save more at Target.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Learn how to kill weeds without killing your budget.
Got Flies? Here's how to make a simple fly trap.
Store pears the right way, and they'll keep for months and months. Here's how.
Check out this list of recipes using baking soda to clean, polish, deodorize, or perform more functions. Try them out for yourself!
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
Simple instructions for freezing onions to use in cooked dishes.
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.
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
A recipe for making refrigerator pickles in an empty ice cream bucket.
Turn a big pile of pears into delicious pear sauce.
Vinegar-based cleaner recipes for use in the kitchen, bathroom and everywhere in between.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
An ever-growing collection of canning jar labels for you to print and use.
Find a blood spot in an egg? Here's the scoop on whether it's safe to eat, what causes it and more.
Increase your coupon savings with coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
Get rid of the calcium and lime build up on your showerhead for pennies. Here's a simple cleaning trick.
Ten ways to break the spending habit.