51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]

27 Must Have Canning Supplies for Beginners Learning How to Can Food

Canning has become one of my favorite things to do to save money on food. Aside from the savings, I love the fact that I can provide healthy, shelf stable foods for my family when times are rough or we're in the middle of an emergency. Plus, once you are bit by the canning bug, … [Read more...]

Lotion Bar Recipe with Earl Grey Scent

As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin. If I allow it to, my skin peels and cracks because I just can't seem to keep it hydrated enough. Over the years, I've learned to make homemade beauty products that help with it in ways commercial products just don't. I started with … [Read more...]

How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]

Corn Cob Jelly Recipe – Simple Small Batch Canning Recipes

If you've been a Six Dollar Family reader for any length of time, you'll probably have already figured out that I hate waste; especially food waste. We are such as wasteful society that I feel like we would all have lives with a much higher quality of life and more money in our … [Read more...]

How to Can Food {Home Canning Basics 101}

Back in 2012, I suddenly found myself with more than 70 lbs of chicken that I needed to find a way to preserve. I had gone looking for new ways to save money on food and boy, did I hit the jackpot! What I hadn't considered though was that we lived in a tiny apartment with only a … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Long Term Storage

Do you can your own foods? Canning seems to be an art-form that died off for a while, but recently, it appears to be going through a resurgence. Learning how to can your own foods can be intimidating and frankly, down right scary when you first begin. There's a lot of reasons for … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

16 Benefits of Dandelion and Dandelion Root Tea

Last year, I told you about how I was treating chronic pain naturally. In that post, I talked about Dandelion Root tea. I was absolutely shocked by the number of responses that I received asking if dandelions were safe to eat or drink, what the benefits of dandelion root tea are … [Read more...]

How to Identify Morel Mushrooms When Foraging for Food

Have you ever foraged for food? Maybe the idea of picking food that you eat from the woods isn't something you think of when you think of food, but if you're looking for new ways to save money on groceries or for a healthier, cheaper way to feed your family, foraging is a … [Read more...]