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 heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
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 cream of tartar in your pantry, use this instead substitute...
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
Have a recipes that calls for castor sugar? Here's how to make it yourself.
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
Has your brown sugar turned into a hard, useless mass? Here's how to make it useable again.
How to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing.
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Four homemade fertilzer recipes to make and try.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
If you don't have any cumin, one of these three substitutes should do the trick.
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
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.
If you're out of light corn syrup or just don't like using it one of these substitutes will do the trick.
Five steps to a cleaner and fresher-smelling washing machine. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
10 ways to eat for free.
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
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.
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Recipes for ricotta, mozzarella, mascarpone and other cheeses.
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
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 tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
Want to add an herb garden to your shady yard? Here are 16 herbs that will grow in the shade.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
An easy recipe for liquid hand soap.
Loads of senior discounts for the taking.
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
A guide to when all of your favorite fruits and vegetables are in season--and cheapest.
Have a shady yard, but still want to grow vegetables? Try these veggies.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Recipes for seven homemade car cleaners.
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
Have long hair and need to raise some extra cash? Selling your hair could be the answer. Find out more.
Don't toss that leftover ham bone! It can be put to good use in one of these scrumptious soup recipes.
Learn how to kill weeds without killing your budget.
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
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 make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Seen commercials for Hulu, but not sure what it is? Here's the answer.
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
A list of perennial herbs, vegetables, fruits and legumes. Plant your garden once and you'll save time and money.
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.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Make your own spray starch, and enjoy crisp collars and pleats on the cheap.
All about mystery shopping. Frugal Living.
Need to do something with those ripe bananas? Here's how to freeze them.
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
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.
Vinegar-based cleaner recipes for use in the kitchen, bathroom and everywhere in between.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle. Page 4.
Does your household budget need a trim? Consider these seven sources for savings.
Have a pile of old cell phones laying around? Get them out of your house, and earn some cash in the process.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.
Cheap movie tickets are easier to come by then you may think. Here are 10 ways to save on movie tickets.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Turn crayon stubs into colorful new crayons.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
Have some leftover buttermilk that you need to use up? One of these recipes should do the trick:
Make your own poultry seasoning from spices you already have.
Discover nine sources for free plants.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner, and enjoy a cleaner home for less.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Save money and pay off your car faster by refinancing your auto loan. Here's how (and it's lots easier than you may think).
Eleven ways to save big on Amazon. Do you know them all?
Enjoy kettle corn without the carnival price.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Stop paying credit card companies more than you have to. Here's how to get them to lower your interest rate.
Get rid of the calcium and lime build up on your showerhead for pennies.
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Out of powdered sugar, or just want to make your own? Here's how.
Stretch your budget with free gift cards. They're easier to get than you might think.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
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.
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Remove the dust from your blinds with this cheap trick.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Coupons are good, but coupons for free products are better. Here's how to snag your share:
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Season your cast iron to non-stick perfection.
Give Mom a great Mother's Day gift without the great expense.
Make your own marble cleaner for a clean that doesn't cost a lot.
Treat your high-mileage vehicle right, and it will treat you right. Here's a maintenance checklist to help you get your high-mileage vehicle well past the 100,000 mark.
Switch to vinegar for your hair conditioner, and enjoy healthier hair for less. Here's how.
Kiss that big electric bill good-bye.
Use this free, printable garden notebook to organize all of your garden plans and records.
A basic, three-ingredient recipe for cocktail sauce that you can customize to your tastes.
Not a fan of clipping coupons? Then, have them sent to your cell phone instead. Here's are several sources of mobile coupons:
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Take control of your spending with the envelope budgeting system.
Not sure how to measure dried beans? Here are some helpful conversions.
Cut your costs the painless way.
Tired of tossing rotten potatoes? Learn how to store them properly.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Working on a pasta recipe that calls for semolina flour? Here's a good substitute, if you don't have it.
Looking for a way to keep ginger fresh longer? Try freezing it. Here's how.
Want to leave the white wine out of a recipe? Just grab one of these substitutes from your fridge or pantry.