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.
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? Here's how to tell if they are still good:
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
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.
These pantry staples have a short shelf life. Think twice before you stock up on them.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
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.
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
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.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
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.
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
10 ways to eat for free.
Interested in storing a bushel of apples to enjoy over the cold winter months? Here's how it's done.
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.
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.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
Use this printable home maintenance checklist to stay on to of all of those important maintenance tasks.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
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.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
A simple recipe for a never-ending supply of vanilla.
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
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.
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
Turn a big pile of pears into delicious pear sauce.
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Use this maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly.
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Interested in selling your hair for cash? Here's what you need to know to do it.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
Stinky washing machine? Here's how to clean it. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
Avoid burst pipes, ice dams and other winter weather problems by taking these steps to protect your home from freezing temperatures.
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
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 seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
Use these tips to get coupons for healthy foods like organics, fruits, vegetables, fresh meat and even gluten-free foods.
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Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce.
Save $900 or more a year by ditching your cable. Here are lots of free and cheap alternatives.
Store pears the right way, and they'll keep for months and months. Here's how.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
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.
Learn how to create popsicle-shaped soap for gift giving.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Use this printable chart to look up the shelf life of common pantry foods.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Complete a free networth worksheet, and calculate your current net worth.
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Have a bunch of overripe bananas taking up space in your fruit bowl? Here are some great ways to use them up.
Don't let a tight budget stand in your way. Here's how to make your wildest dreams come true on any budget.
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Get out of the grocery store for less. These printable grocery coupons can help you do it.
Skip the pricey treatments. This home remedy will get rid of your athlete's foot quickly and naturally.
Freezer jam instructions and recipes.
A simple recipe for pear freezer jam with pure pear taste.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle.
Tires tend to be at their cheapest early in the spring and again just before winter sets in, so if your tires are approaching the end of their life, now's a
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Have lots of butternut squash? Here's how to store it for the long-haul.
Need to get away, but don't have any cash to do it? Here are seven ways to snag a free vacation.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner, and enjoy a clean home for less.
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
Eating healthy doesn't have to wreck your budget. These seven tips include growing and shopping locally along with other tips.
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
Simple instructions for freezing onions to use in cooked dishes.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
Start your tomato sauce by boiling the tomatoes to loosen their skins.
Use this printable, weekly chore chart to keep up with all the chores on your to-do list.
Turn some of your homegrown tomatoes into tomato juice, and you'll be set for soup season.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Here's how to get coupons for all of your favorite organic foods and products
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Vinegar-based cleaner recipes for use in the kitchen, bathroom and everywhere in between.
Have some leftover buttermilk that you need to use up? One of these recipes should do the trick:
Take control of your spending with the envelope budgeting system.