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. 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 only a … [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 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 way and … [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...]

Hall Closet – Tips on How to Organize One


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Tips on Organizing a Hall Closet A hall closet 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. Tips to Organize a Hall Closet 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 … [Read more...]

Peppermint Bath Salts Stocking Stuffer! Great DIY Idea!


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Peppermint Bath Salts Inexpensive and thoughtful stocking stuffers are easy to make – like these peppermint bath salt test tubes. Not only can you use these as stocking stuffers, but you could also put together 5-6 in a nicely packaged basket similar to the picture above and use them as a teacher’s gift! What teacher wouldn’t want some of these after a long day on their feet? Peppermint Bath Salts Materials: 2 cups of Epsom Salts 10 drops of peppermint essential oil Olive Oil … [Read more...]

Lavender Body Butter – Easy DIY Recipe


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Lavender Body Butter Ever feel like you need a day at the spa but realize the purse just is a little lighter than it should be? Never fear, this Lavender body butter along with a warm bubble bath will transform nearly any home into a spa for the day! Not only does this smell great and work wonders on your skin, it’s quick, easy and cheap to make! This is a great item to have on hand for your personal use. It’s also a nice hostess gift or stocking stuffer! This would be well received by … [Read more...]

Root Beer Reindeer – Cute Christmas Gift!


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Root Beer Reindeer These Root Beer Reindeer turn out adorable! Aside from the root beer, you crafters probably have most of the materials on hand. Perfect gift for the little ones or hostess gift for those parties. Just make sure not to forget them at home (wink). Root Beer Reindeer Materials: 6 Pack Bottled Root Beer 12 Wiggly Eyes 6 Red Pom Poms (1/4″) 9 Brown Pipe Cleaners Ribbon for Scarves (optional) Glue (either E6000 or Hot Glue) Root Beer Reindeer … [Read more...]

Sugar Scrub Gift Idea – Pomegranate and Mango


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Pomegranate and Mango Sugar Scrub Gift I have to tell you, this is one of my favorites! I LOVE the way this sugar scrub smells! The best part is that you can score the ingredients dirt cheap with coupons. I have gotten the Pomegranate and Mango body wash for less than .50 per bottle every time I have bought it. You just have to time the sales right. In fact, we are due to have a coupon for it again in the near future. This is one of those items that I will always stock up on when they have it … [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: Add Sandbags- Clean out the trunk of your car and add some sandbags to it. The weight of … [Read more...]

Glass Stovetop – How Best to Clean One


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How to Clean a Glass Stovetop Many people have newer ranges that have a glass stovetop, 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 ones cannot. Simple Tips for Cleaning a Glass Stovetop Clean Right Away- One tip for keeping this type of stovetop clean is to clean up spills as soon … [Read more...]

Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets How To


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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. Products to Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets: … [Read more...]

Homemade Febreze For Pennies


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Homemade Febreze For Pennies I love Febreze, but I hate the high cost of it. Enter my homemade Febreze! With all of the HOT deals we have all been getting on Downy Unstopables and Purex Crystals lately, this was the perfect time to make it for myself. I had a couple of people tell me about using the Unstopables and Crystals to do this and I had to try it. I made it yesterday and tested it out. I sprayed the furniture, curtains, and mattresses when I washed all of the sheets yesterday. It … [Read more...]

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