DIY Upcycled Milk Jug Bird Feeder

Have I mentioned that I love upcycled projects? There's just something special about turning an item bound for the trash into something that is not only usable for another purpose, but money saving as well. There are so may upcycled projects out there that it just doesn't make … [Read more...]

10 “New” Uses for Newspaper

Do you get the Sunday paper or the daily delivery? If so, you might be dealing with a bunch of left over newspapers that are either sitting on your kitchen counters or stacked in a pile in the garage. Sure you could put them out to be picked up with the recycling, but you could … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Ideas: 25 Simple Upcycling Ideas for the Garden

Spring garden season is here and for anyone looking for DIY garden ideas, you can't do better than finding an couple of awesome upcycling ideas for the garden. If you've hung around Six Dollar Family for a bit, you'll know that I am a huge fan of upcycling anything. We upcycle … [Read more...]

Natural Cleaners – Homemade Orange Oil Cleaner

I love oranges. They're one of my favorite snacks and anything orange scented is on the top of my smelly good stuffs list. Aside from smelling and tasting great, oranges are fantastic to use as natural cleaners. Obviously you don't want to be whipping out an orange and scrubbing … [Read more...]

These Homemade Cleaning Wipes are Simply the Best!

So I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels and we still use them … [Read more...]

8 Home Remedies to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you might be tired of taking a handful of medications to lower it. My Dad had hypertension and I can vividly recall him complaining about the medications he had to take each day. Not too many of us were quite as aware back then though so … [Read more...]