15 “New” Ways to Use Fabric Softener

Do you use dryer sheets in your home? Most of us do! They're really expensive though when you actually sit down and take a look. Yes, you can pick them up cheaply, as low as $0.01 per sheet, but the damage they do to your dryer will cost you far more in the long run. In our home, … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Family Fun

Family fun is one of those things that an overwhelming majority of people seem to think is out of their family budget. They will sit at home, bored out of their mind, waiting for fun to come to them. The thing is though that you can save money on family fun and it isn't as hard … [Read more...]

Homemade Hand Soap with Cypress and White Fir Scent

Sometimes, making your own products might not be cheaper, but they will almost always be healthier for you and your family. For my family, we didn't have much choice in making the change from buying everything at the store and getting to the point where we could stop buying and … [Read more...]

8 Reasons You Should Line Dry Your Clothes

Did you know that your clothes dryer is the single most expensive appliance that you own? It's true and unfortunately these days, most people don't even consider that there is an alternative. Line drying your clothes is a great way to save money when you're trying to cut your … [Read more...]

Seven Ways to Save Money on Printer Ink

My family prints a lot. We have two printers in our home, one business and one personal and let me tell you. Between business reports for 3 different companies, financial reports, homeschool worksheets and records and the everyday day to day printing we do, I could easily go … [Read more...]

9 Reasons for New Moms to Use Cloth Diapers

If you're a new or expecting Momma, you've very likely already got a plateful of decisions to make and one of them is whether or not to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Having a baby is hard enough especially if you're trying to prepare your finances for a new baby before … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]