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.
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
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.
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
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.
Have a recipes that calls for castor sugar? Here's how to make it yourself.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
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.
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
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.
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're thowing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping:
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
Here are 11 tricks grocery stores use to run up your bill. Make sure you aren't falling for any of them.
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
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.
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
Interested in storing a bushel of apples to enjoy over the cold winter months? Here's how it's done.
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.
22 ways to warm up without touching the thermostat.
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
10 ways to eat for free.
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
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.
Tired of shelling out for printer cartridges? Employ these simple tricks and your ink cartridge will last longer:
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
Here's a list of the best apples to use when making an apple pie.
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
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.
Make your own poultry seasoning from spices you already have.
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
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.
Turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce.
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.
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
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.
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
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.
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
Clean your silver without polishing and without expensive cleaners. Here's an easy DIY solution.
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Get rid of the calcium and lime build up on your showerhead for pennies. Here's a simple cleaning trick.
Fight the mold and mildew in your bathroom the cheap and healthy way.
Learn the proper procedure for melting candle wax in a double boiler. Page 3.
Have lots of butternut squash? Here's how to store it for the long-haul.
Don't let that leftover heavy cream go to waste. Use it up in one of these recipes:
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.
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
Replace store-bought toilet bowl cleaner with this frugal stand-in. It works just as well, without the harsh chemicals.
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
Wondering if you should upgrade to Hulu Plus? Here's a review of both the free and paid version of Hulu.
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Here's how to save the day when you add too much baking soda or baking powder.
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:
A simple recipe for a never-ending supply of vanilla.
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
Here's how to make your own spray starch in minutes.
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
Not sure how to measure dried beans? Here are some helpful conversions.
Tired of tossing rotten potatoes? Learn how to store them properly.
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
Take control of your spending with the envelope budgeting system.
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Electric bill got you down? Fight back with these energy-saving ideas, including ceiling fans, line drying your laundry, and much more.
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Follow these steps to make delicious chicken nuggets from scratch.
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 maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly.
Make your own marble cleaner for a clean that doesn't cost a lot.
Use this printable chart to look up the shelf life of common pantry foods.
Out of powdered sugar, or just want to make your own? Here's how.
Get out of the grocery store for less. These printable grocery coupons can help you do it.
Turn a big pile of pears into delicious pear sauce.
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.