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DIY Laundry Soap {Castile Soap Laundry Detergent}

I love making homemade cleaning supplies. That should be pretty evident by now but I mean it. I really do. There's just something about knowing that I am keeping my home clean and tidy without using a ton of harsh chemicals. Plus? Homemade cleaning supplies are so much cheaper than most commercial … [Read More...]

How Amazon Can Help You Declutter Your Home

Let's face it. We all have clutter in our homes at some point. It's what we do with that clutter that really matters. If we leave it there, it can cost us big financially, cost us with our family and cause problems that we wouldn't even think of at first. If we deal with that clutter though, we … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Earn $50.00 Today

We all have those days where we could use an extra $50 or so to help us out with a tank of gas or another small purchase. As much as we'd all like to pretend it doesn't happen, sometimes our budget just needs some help and we need to add a few dollars to help. Unfortunately a lot of the time, it can … [Read More...]

6 Tips for Buying Used Camping Gear

Are you planning on doing any camping this year? We are since camping is one of my favorite frugal activities for families. We need to replace a couple pieces of our camping gear first. While I love buying new goodies, I also know the value of a good, used product. Camping gear is one of those … [Read More...]

10 “New” Uses for Clean Kitty Litter

  One of the hallmarks of living a frugal life is the ability to find alternative uses for things that you commonly use. Reusing or finding a different use for something usually means that you don't have to buy another item to take care of your need. We reuse things in our home as much as we … [Read More...]

Gone Fishing

Hey ya'll! I just wanted to pop on real quick and do a new post for you to let you know what is going on here at Six Dollar Family. I'm sure you've noticed there haven't been a lot of new posts during May. We've had some major life changes come our way and they've taken precedence. Things will be … [Read More...]

How to Can Carrots for Longterm Storage

With gardening season in full swing, it won't be too long before we're all looking for canning recipes. If you've canned foods before, you've probably got a good idea of how to can carrots, but if not, you might be lost. I remember the first year that I canned my own foods and let me tell you, I was … [Read More...]

25 Brilliant Upcycled Denim Projects

I don't know about you, but I tend to wear my jeans until they fall apart. Even then though, I hate to throw away the fabric on them that is still good. You'd be surprised at what you can do with an old pair of jeans! Upcycled denim projects are actually one of my favorite ways to upcycle. Granted, … [Read More...]

Homemade Cornbread Recipe {Jiffy Cornbread Copycat}

Ya'll? I love cornbread. Slap a piece down on my plate with a good bowl of chili, alongside a piece of fried chicken, serve it along side my hearty beef stew recipe or honestly? Just slather it up with butter and a tiny bit of salt and I am in Heaven. I'm not big on boxed mixes though so I needed to … [Read More...]

Easy DIY Kitchen Towel

It's pretty common knowledge around here that I have a huge addiction to upcycling things. It's a fantastic way to save money and as I've said before? I work hard for my money, I work hard to make it grow and I like to keep as much of it as possible. We upcycle old sheets, we upcycle old towels, we … [Read More...]