30 “New” Ways to Use WD40

As a child, I remember my Dad always had a can of WD-40 in the trunk of the car and in the house under the sink. It stayed right beside his rolls of duct tape. When I was little, I used to think that it could only be used to loosen a tight bolt or fix my bicycle chain when it … [Read more...]

5 Landscaping Tips for Beginners

I don't know about you, but I adore my back yard. I have a nice sized covered patio that I love to enjoy in the early mornings or late evenings when it's cool. I'd enjoy it during the day, but I live in Texas. It's hot ya'll. When I moved into this house, the yard was part of the … [Read more...]

14 New Uses for Old Bottles

It's really well known among my friends and family (and you guys too!) that I love to find ways to upcycle common items around my home. Seriously, I recycle everything from the list of 52 everyday items you can reuse, I upcycle milk jugs, I upcycle old sheets, I even find ways to … [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...]

How to Save Money With a No-Waste Kitchen

In our home, I try to cut down on waste as much as possible. Honestly, I love the idea of having a no-waste kitchen and in 2015, we not only started making as much as we could at home, but we also made the move toward a no-waste kitchen. Not only is it extremely budget friendly, … [Read more...]

10 Money Saving Books Everyone Should Read

I love to read. Seriously. If you saw my Kindle, you'd think that I never gett anything done. I am never reading just one book either. Usually I've got 2 or 3 different books (on different topics) that I'm wading through at one time. I read one for a bit, lay it down, read the … [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 … [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...]

How to Have the Best Garden on a Budget

We all know that gardening is a great way to save money on groceries, but let's be real. If you're not careful? It can be kind of expensive to get your garden started. From starting seeds to table, you'll have multiple expenses that you'll have to pay for like potting soil, seed … [Read more...]

How to Haggle to Score the Best Bargain

I love a good deal. Seriously. There's a rush that comes with getting someone to lower their price and saving money on an item that my family needs. Haggling for a bargain is one of those skills that every frugal person should have, but surprisingly, most don't know how to and … [Read more...]