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 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...]

6 Ways Your Club Store Membership is Making You Broke

Do you have have a membership to a club store? Which one? Sam's Club? Costco? Does it save you money? What if I told you that there's a really good chance that your club store membership is actually helping to make you broke? Buying in bulk can absolutely save you money, but it … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Life Skills for Living a Frugal Life

I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Frugal Living doesn't come naturally to everyone. In fact, some of us actually take quite a while to put ourselves in the right mindset to live frugally. I talk a bit in my book about how I grew up dirt poor with a Father who … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

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...]

25 Things You Should Never Buy Used at Thrift Stores

I don't know about you, but I love thrift stores. Second hand shopping is one of my favorite ways to save and while I don't want to toot my own horn? I'm quite good at those thrift store shopping marathons you sometimes hear about. (Heh) Finding a great deal at the thrift stores … [Read more...]

21 Must Have Items for Homemade Beauty + Cleaning

Making homemade beauty items and homemade cleaning products can be confusing if you're first getting started. The supplies alone can confuse you since for a lot of homemade beauty recipes the products needed can cross easily. The same can be said for homemade cleaning recipes. … [Read more...]