Seasonal Produce for January – Save Big by Stocking Up Now!


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What's Considered Seasonal Produce in January Knowing when peak seasons are for fruits & vegetables can save you big all year round. Buy your seasonal produce, when they’re in season and freeze until you need them throughout the year. You can cut them up if possible first, to save on room, can them, store them in baggies with your Foodsaver; the possibilities are endless! In January, most of your root vegetables, like carrots, turnips & parsnips are in season, along with citrus. … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel Appliances – How to Clean Them


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How to clean Stainless Steel Appliances If you have new stainless steel appliances cleaning them wrong could result in streaks and a less attractive appearance.  There are plenty of expensive cleaning products for stainless steel appliances but you could save money and clean appliances in a more eco-friendly way by creating a stainless steel cleaner at home. Stainless steel is notorious for being hard to maintain.  Water, fingerprints, grease and other substances typically found in a … [Read more...]

Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet


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Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet Children like to collect toys, stuffed animals and similar items. However, a child’s closet can often look like a war zone, especially if there is limited space and there are also clothes in the closet as well. Here are some tips on how you can go about organizing the closet so your child will be able to see where their clothes are and also have access to their toys. Tips on Organizing a Child’s Closet First off, make sure that you set aside a bin for … [Read more...]

Saving Money On Your Heating Bill – Tips to Help


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Saving Money On Your Heating Bill If you haven’t accepted it yet, winter is here. As I sit and write this article, the current temperature is -11 and it feels like -37 here in Indiana and we have over a foot of snow! Mother Nature sure knows how to put a stop to things real fast when she wants too. Living in Indiana all of my life you would think I would get used to the winters here. I think I just dislike the cold more every year. Haha! Every winter my husband and I purchase plastic to go … [Read more...]

Wooden Cutting Boards: Reconditioning them Naturally


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Reconditioning Wooden Cutting Boards Now that things have settled from the holidays, we all have a little more time to get caught up on things that often get pushed off. Like reconditioning our wooden cutting boards. They’re dry, pale and some on the verge of cracking… that’s no way to thank them for all of their hard work! We used raw or cold pressed coconut oil to add life back into these wooden cutting boards. There are plenty of products sold for this exact purpose and many people … [Read more...]

Repurposing K-Cups: My 10 Favorite Ways


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10 Ways of Repurposing K-Cups Think it’s a good idea to be repurposing K-cups? I certainly do! With the popularity of Keurig Brewing systems, it’s no surprise that many of us go through a lot of K-cups. If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering how to combat some of that waste that all the used K-cups create. I’ve created a list of my 10 favorite ways of repurposing K-cups. Some you may have tried, some may be new to you, but hopefully you’ll be able to get some ideas from these and run … [Read more...]

At Home Dry Cleaning – Save Yourself a Bundle!


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At Home Dry Cleaning – Save Yourself a Bundle! Many people spend lots of money on their dry cleaning bills. However, you could save yourself a bundle by to Dry Clean Clothes at home. Follow these simple steps below so you can start making it at home and save yourself a bundle of cash.   Homemade Dry Cleaning Solution- For items that you normally dry-clean, you can hand wash them to freshen them up. Choose an environmentally friendly laundry detergent to make your own dry … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Tips – 5 Time And Money Saving Ones


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Spring Cleaning Tips It’s Spring cleaning time and that means it’s also time to deep clean your home. The following 5 Spring Cleaning Tips will help to refresh and revamp your home and have it ready for Spring in no time. They are also environmentally friendly and frugal cleaning tips so you can get a lot of spring cleaning done for less time and money. 1. Save time when you clean your home by having a plan in place. If you try to clean your entire house all in one shot, you may become … [Read more...]

Squeaky Door – DIY Home Fix


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Do-It-Yourself - How To Fix A Squeaky Door We all know that one of the most annoying sounds within a house is a squeaky door. The door hinges being clogged with dust, dirt, or grime usually causes this annoying sound. Another factor that may also cause the door to squeak is the hinges being rusty or misaligned to the door frame. However, you can get rid of that annoying sound without having to take the door out of its frame or even opening the tool box. It should be noted that this is … [Read more...]

Clean Blinds in 3 Easy Steps


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Clean Blinds in 3 Easy Steps We all use some sort of window treatment to cover our windows. Not only do these window treatments help to keep out some of the heat and humidity and the cold, but provide privacy for those living within the home. However, if you are like most people, to clean blinds can be quite tiresome to say in the least. There is an easy way to clean window blinds without taking them down. Follow these steps on how you can clean your window blinds perfectly, the easy … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner


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DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner Cleaning Grimy wood kitchen cabinets can be tricky because grease tends to build up in a kitchen environment and requires strong degreasers to remove. Wood, unfortunately, doesn’t respond well to strong degreasers and can become damaged by some commercial degreasing products. The combination of Kitchen grease and dust are a lot easier and non damaging to your wooden cabinets with a homemade kitchen cabinet cleaner. To create a DIY Wood Kitchen … [Read more...]

Tips on Organizing a Hall Closet


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Tips on Organizing a Hall Closet Hall closets can become messy, especially if you happen to have a small closet and manage to keep both shoes and other outerwear in it for all seasons. One thing that you can do that will help you to keep your hall closet organized is to make sure that it has shelves. These shelves can hold small items such as your umbrella, gloves, scarves, and hats. Another thing that will help you to keep your closet organized is to buy a scarf hanger. This nifty … [Read more...]

How to Get Better Traction in the Snow


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How to Get Better Traction in the Snow When it comes to winter, nothing is worse then having your vehicle stuck in snow. There are several things that you can do to prevent this. You may also have a problem with your vehicle slipping on the ice and snow that is on the ground. Follow the tips below to get better traction in the snow. Things That You Can Do to Get Better Traction in the Snow: 1. Add Sandbags- Clean out the trunk of your car and add some sandbags to it. The weight of … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Glass Stovetop


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How to Clean a Glass Stove top Many people have newer ranges that have a glass stove top, rather than the metal ones . Although both types of stove tops serve their purpose, each one must be cleaned differently due to the materials used in the product itself. The metal-based stove tops can be cleaned with a soft abrasive cloth but the glass stove tops cannot. Simple Tips for Cleaning a Glass Stove top Clean Right Away- One tip for keeping a glass stove top clean is to clean up … [Read more...]

How To Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets


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Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets Cleaning Grimy wood kitchen cabinets can be tricky because grease tends to build up in a kitchen environment and requires strong degreasers to remove.  Wood, unfortunately, doesn’t respond well to strong degreasers and can become damaged by some commercial degreasing products.  The combination of Kitchen grease and dust are a lot easier and non damaging to your wooden cabinets with a homemade kitchen cabinet cleaner. To create a Wood Kitchen cabinet cleaner … [Read more...]

ABC Family 13 Nights Of Halloween Schedule


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ABC Family 13 Nights Of Halloween Schedule Halloween is upon us! That means stocking up on candy for the trick or treaters, getting ready for all the ghosts and goblins that will be lurking on Halloween night, decorating, and of course, the TV Specials and Movies! There are some really good ones on this list for the ABC Family 13 Nights Of Halloween! Everything from Toy Story to the an ultimate fear fest with "Poltergeist"!! I have to say, I think I am most excited about "The Goonies"!! I … [Read more...]

10 Surprising Uses For Hair Conditioner


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Have you gotten some excellent deals on hair conditioner but you are married to another brand for hair care?  No worries !  There are a lot of other uses you can put a cheap bottle of hair conditioner to.  Aside from donating or passing it down to the kids here are 10 surprising uses for hair conditioner you might never have thought of. 1.  Shaving lotions :  Shaving lotions can be expensive and frankly I HATE all that foam on the blade, it seems to cut down on the shaving ability.  I like to … [Read more...]

Plumbing Advice from the Horse’s Mouth


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So I had an enlightening experience today and learned some valuable information along the way. Who knew today would be the day I would receive plumbing advice? We had to call a company this morning because we had a backup. I’m sitting outside on my patio when all of the sudden “A River Runs through It.” Actually, under my patio door, onto the patio floor! You see my husband flushed the toilet in our guest bathroom, I know, how dare he, and apparently the toilet seal was no good and water came up … [Read more...]

Recyclebank-Live A Greener Lifestyle And Get Rewarded For It


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Recyclebank-Live A Greener Lifestyle And Get Rewarded For It You have probably already noticed that we now have Recyclebank in our savings center, and you have seen some Recyclebank coupons in some of the matchups. Let me fill you in a little of what it is all about. You learn many valuable ways to help the Earth, along with earning some great rewards. Recyclebank has one mission, and that is to help you learn how to enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle and even get rewarded for … [Read more...]

How to Refresh Wool Clothes


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How to Refresh Wool Clothes Wool clothes are usually put away at the start of summer. These are usually cramped into drawers or cupboards and are quickly pulled out once the cooler weather arrives. However, because of the time they have spent in the drawers, wool clothes can sometimes smell a little musty. First, you will have to check them to make sure that they are not soiled. Gather them all together and then turn all of them inside out. Then head on over to your laundry room and toss … [Read more...]