Natural, Non-Toxic Cleaners for Frugal Moms

June 17, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, House Cleaning Ideas · Comments Off on Natural, Non-Toxic Cleaners for Frugal Moms 

Commercial cleaners are not only expensive, but many of them contain chemicals that – at the least – irritate sensitive skin and at worst can poison children and pets. Here are some solutions for making your own frugal, non-toxic cleaning products. Be sure to label your homemade products clearly. While most of these products are […]

Feed a Family of Four for Less Than $5 Per Meal

June 17, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Meals · Comments Off on Feed a Family of Four for Less Than $5 Per Meal 

Feeding a family is a growing challenge in a world where grocery prices rise nearly every week. But you can eat well and still stay within your budget by planning your meals in advance and choosing simple, low-cost options. Here are five frugal recipes that will let you feed a family of four for under […]

Declutter to Reduce Moving Expenses

June 16, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on Declutter to Reduce Moving Expenses 

In our mobile society, it’s not uncommon for individuals to move several times during their lifetime. In fact, according to a US Census estimate, nearly 40 million people (13.2 percent of all Americans) moved in 2007 alone. And that number continues to rise! If you’ve ever moved, you know it can be very expensive – […]

Frugal Parties: Lots of Fun for Little Cash

June 16, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Parties · Comments Off on Frugal Parties: Lots of Fun for Little Cash 

If you love to entertain and get together with friends, but feel you can’t afford it with the economic downturn, take heart. Here are eight ideas to create low-cost gatherings that will help you have fun without spending a fortune. 1. Organize a Progressive Dinner Get together with a few of your friends and plan […]

Frugal Organization Tips for a Clutter-free Home

June 12, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Home Decorating, Home Organization Ideas · Comments Off on Frugal Organization Tips for a Clutter-free Home 

One major facet to keeping our homes in order is keeping them organized. And just like cleaning, it’s a never ending job. You can spend a month of Sundays creating a place for everything and putting everything in its place, then before long, you’ll find you have more items that need to be put away, […]

40 Free and Low-Cost Ideas for Family Fun

June 11, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Frugal Parenting · Comments Off on 40 Free and Low-Cost Ideas for Family Fun 

Sometimes saving money can be a real chore. You may begin to feel deprived that you can’t go out to eat or go to expensive movies. Especially on the weekends when the budget doesn’t allow money for entertainment. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and watch television all day! There are many […]

8 Ways to Save Money on Postage

June 11, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on 8 Ways to Save Money on Postage 

Maybe we shouldn’t complain about the 44¢ it costs to send a first-class letter today. After all, the Pony Express charged $15 per ounce when they began the first mail service in 1860! But postage and shipping costs can still add up. And frugal moms look for ways to save in every area of life, […]

10 Ideas for Frugal Scrapbooks

June 10, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal · Comments Off on 10 Ideas for Frugal Scrapbooks 

Scrapbooking has become such a popular hobby that scrapbooking papers, stickers, albums and embellishments can be found everywhere – even at the grocery store! And every single one costs money. Sadly, it seems we’ve gotten away from the purpose of scrapbooking, which is to preserve our photos and memories, and turned our focus instead toward […]

Frugal Father’s Day Gifts

June 10, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Holiday Ideas · Comments Off on Frugal Father’s Day Gifts 

Since Father’s Day will be here before we know it (it’s June 21, this year), it’s time to consider some ways to make this an extra special day for Dad while keeping it frugal. • Set a budget amount and stick to it. Sometimes our best gift-giving intentions fly out the window when we actually […]

Frugal Decor to Enhance Your Wallspace

June 9, 2009 · Filed Under Being Frugal, Cheap Home Decorating · Comments Off on Frugal Decor to Enhance Your Wallspace 

While you may not be able to give your home, or even one room, an entire makeover, you can easily add interest by making some simple changes to a wall or two. Depending on your style of decor, there are a variety of ways to beautify every room in your house with these frugal ideas. […]

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