Frugal Ideas

10 Natural & Frugal Kitchen Cleaning Tips using Table Salt

April 16, 2015

  We all have salt in our kitchen to spice up our food, but this very frugal seasoning item, can be very handy in naturally cleaning your kitchen. Here are 10 great ways you can use Table Salt to clean in your kitchen. Deodorize Metal and Plastic Water Bottles – Do you send the kids […]

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My thought on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Experience

April 13, 2015

This morning, the first thing to catch my eye on the internet was Gwyneth Paltrow using food stamps.  Did you see it?  She was given $29 which is the amount a Snap or food stamp participant get for a week’s of groceries per person.  She purchased the items pictured above. Apparently, she’s been getting quite […]

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6 Reasons White Vinegar should be in your Laundry Room

April 10, 2015

White Vinegar has become my go to disinfectant, but it is so much more powerful.  In addition, it’s frugal and chemical free which are two things that are very important to me. Here are 6 reasons why you want to have a bottle of vinegar in your laundry room. Brighten Colors – Repeatedly washing clothes […]

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How NOT Cleaning the Closet saved me Hundreds

March 31, 2015

Organization and Spring Cleaning are  great things, but I can tell you I was very glad I hadn’t gotten around to totally cleaning out my closet – especially my husband’s side.  It saved me hundreds of dollars.  Here’s how. Early in the school year my 16 year old son came to me and said that […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe | Black Bean Lasagna

March 30, 2015

Although my husband doesn’t love meatless meals, he is on board for going Meatless one night a week to help out the family budget.  Not only are food prices, especially meat,  increasing, but so are the ages and sizes of our five children.  It seems that my 16 year old has an empty leg he […]

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Semi-Homemade Tilapia Corn Chowder | Uses Dole Garden Soup

March 25, 2015

We aren’t big soup eaters, but several week’s ago I couldn’t resist picking up a package of Dole Garden Soup when it was better than Free.  I figured I could use it as a base of meal.  My original thought was to combine it with chicken.  However, I got a bit more adventurous with it. […]

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Meatless Monday Meal | Mexican Cabbage Tortillas

March 23, 2015

I am so excited!  I finally found a meatless meal that my husband actually enjoyed.  This is important because I have been incorporating a meatless meal each week to help with the food budget.  Most times when I ask him how the meatless meal was, he says it was ok, but it would have been […]

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Get N Go | Working to Stop Identity Theft

March 17, 2015

Several weeks ago I wrote about the most dangerous places to use your debit card.  One f the top places was at the gas pump. That is because it is very easy for criminals to put skimming devices on the front of the gas pumps which collect all your information and then come collect the […]

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15 Minute Frugal Chili | Meal from My Stockpile

March 17, 2015

A great budget saver is to have some quick cooking recipes in your pocket.  Being able to make a meal in 15 minutes will keep you from ordering take out many times.  After all, you don’t get take out most times in 15 minutes.  For me, just driving somewhere takes 15 minutes. This stockpile meal […]

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Coupon Users – Are you Cheap or Frugal?

March 16, 2015

  Recently I had some alone time with my 11 year old daughter and she asked me to come up with one word to describe each person in the family.  After I had told her my words, she said, ok now I’m going to tell you my word for you. Can you guess what her […]

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