How to Make a Milk Jug Bird Feeder

My mom almost always had an milk jug full of iced tea in the fridge when I was growing up. She knew she could repurpose empty milk jugs, but it wasn't really her "thing" to find too many ways to use empty milk jugs. For her, they were simply a way to store a drink. For me, they … [Read more...]

51 Ways to Use Orange Peels in a Zero Waste Home

One of the ways that my own family has been working toward having a zero waste home is by doing what is obvious to me; finding new ways to use old items. It just stands to reason that the more we can reuse, the less waste we're putting out. That waste includes wasted money since … [Read more...]

39 Uses for Leftover Gift Wrapping Paper

With Christmas right around the corner, most of us will soon have rooms full of used wrapping paper and closets full of unused rolls. It seems such a shame to throw out the used stuff or to let the unused sit for another year. Throwing away the paper is a huge waste and one that … [Read more...]

Frugal Living Tips – 36 Things to Reuse to Save Money at Home

As I've gotten older, I've had to come to terms with something that I've put off admitting for years. I'm cheap. Some might consider it an insult, but the truth is that I take it as a compliment. To me, being cheap isn't anything to be ashamed of and instead, is something to be … [Read more...]

30 Ways to Use Fels-Naptha Soap to Save Money Around Your Home

I love saving money. I know, "tell me something I don't know, Stacy." It is true though. I love seeing how much money I can save (and earn) in a month! After so many years of trying to live as frugally as I possibly can, it has become a big game for me each month to see how much … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – DIY Photo Frame Key Holder for Walls

Home decor can be so wasteful. Often it ends up gracing the shelves at your favorite secondhand store becoming a testament of wasted time, wasted resources and of course, wasted money. It might sit there, unused and unloved, until someone like me - or you! - comes along ready to … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Upcycle – How to Reupholster a Chair

Do you love to go thrift store shopping? I do and can do some real damage to my budget in a thrift store if I don't watch myself. One of my favorite things to grab at thrift stores is chairs and other furniture that simply need reupholstered. Learning how to reupholster a chair … [Read more...]

No Waste Home – How to Make Recycled Crayons at Home

I hate waste. I realize that hate is a strong word, but I hate waste. There are a lot of reasons behind it, but the truth is that wasted food or other items amount to wasted money, wasted time and wasted effort. Instead, I prefer to reuse things to save money in anyway that I … [Read more...]

19 “New” Uses for Apple Peels

I love finding ways to reuse household waste and ways to upcycle. It is one of the simplest ways to save money without really trying. Household waste is a huge culprit of wasted money so when you find a new way to use something, you're keeping yourself from having to spend money … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Crafts – Upcycled Wine Bottle Centerpiece {Upcycled Craft Ideas}

It's no secret here at SDF that I adore pretty much anything that is upcycled. Upcycling is such an amazing way to save money that I simply can't avoid reusing something if I can find a great way to do so. Wine bottles are one of my favorite things to upcycle. Wine bottle crafts … [Read more...]