Sep 252012
[Expired] Free eBook on Clothing Care Basics

I find that when people talk about saving money a lot of attention goes to how to save money on purchases, while less attention is paid on how to avoid making purchases altogether (or at least, prolong the time between one purchase and another).  Take clothes, for example: you can save more money by taking […]

Sep 062012
Crafty Thursdays: Homemade Glass Cleaner

It takes only minutes to make homemade glass cleaner, and it’s a healthier and cheaper alternative than store bought cleaners.  Adrienne from WholeNewMom gives step-by-step instructions on how to make homemade glass cleaner with ingredients that I can almost guaranty you already have in your pantry (white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, cornstarch). Don’t forget you can […]

Jun 212012
Crafty Thursday: Homemade Shower Cleaner

Lisa from LewisvilleLove gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own homemade shower cleaner.  It’s super simple to make (only two ingredients) and she swears it works wonders.  And I love that it’s non-toxic.  However, I still have two bottles of store bought cleaner to use up, so I’ll have to bookmark this […]

Jul 072011
How To Clean A Coffee Mug

In a blog post on how to clean jewelry I talked about how appreciating the stuff we already have can help us resist buying more stuff.  And it’s much easier to genuinely appreciate something we have if it’s sparkling clean.  So to that end, here’s a super easy way to clean the grime off of […]

May 232011
Frugal Challenge: Make the Most of... Your Jewelry

One way to curb our urge to spend money on new things is to take time to appreciate what we have. But that’s easier said than done, because we can’t simply force ourselves to appreciate something we’ve grown bored of.  But if we can improve something we already have- clean it, repair it, improve it- […]