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Frugal Hints and Tips

Saving money, "Making Do", do it yourself, living on the cheap, and various hints and tips for making life easier around the house.

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Frugal living is essential not only in these harsh economic times, but it is a good way to live for all time. We were "green" before "green" was in!

If you are on a fixed income, food stamps, etc, then these ideas are especially valuable.

Remember: When you save money on something you need, it is just like getting income!

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Frugal: save 30% on everything by paying cash. Udut, Kenneth0739

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Apr. 28 2011

Frugal: Spice Mixes - FYISimplify30536

created by Simplify3 on Mar. 11 2011

Frugal: My Leftovers Hints (all) - FYISimplify30476

created by Simplify3 on Dec. 28 2010

The cost of US foods as related to their nutritive value
I was just going to check out nutrition density with relation to cost per lound - and son of a gun - they did it - only a few months ago! -Ken

In Cost per pound | Food | Grains

Udut, Kenneth2570

commented by Udut, Kenneth on Nov. 12 2010

Frugal: 16 Uses for Hair Conditioner - FYISimplify301,510

created by Simplify3 on Nov. 7 2010

Frugal: Halloween Ideas - FYISimplify30638

created by Simplify3 on Oct. 15 2010

Frugal: Uses for Plastic Soda Bottles - FYISimplify301,543

created by Simplify3 on Oct. 3 2010

Frugal: 4 Simple Fat-Fat Salad Dressings - FYISimplify30554

created by Simplify3 on Sep. 26 2010

Recipes: 31 No Cook Meals - FYI

In Blender | Bread | Brush

Simplify301,004

published by Udut, Kenneth on Sep. 14 2010

Frugal: Kids' School Clothes - FYISimplify30644

published by Udut, Kenneth on Sep. 14 2010

Frugal: 65 Cheap, Healthy, One Dish Meals - FYISimplify30966

created by Simplify3 on Sep. 9 2010

32 Uses for Old Sheets - FYISimplify301,859

created by Simplify3 on Sep. 5 2010

Frugal: Eating Out Deals - FYISimplify30606

created by Simplify3 on Sep. 2 2010

Tips for entertainment that's cheap or free. Udut, Kenneth01,374

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 29 2010

Frugal: Some Old & a Few New Hints for Borax - FYI

In Bathtub | Borax | Bottle

Simplify30923

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 27 2010

Tips for a cooler house. FYI

In Air conditioning | Cool | House

Udut, Kenneth0885

created by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 14 2010

Frugal: Good Reminders For a Lower Grocery Bill - FYI
thanks to my mother for posting these things.
Simplify30665

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 23 2010

9 fun things to do online for free

In Cafes | Restaurants

Simplify301,379

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2010

7 Home Remedies for Everyday Annoyances 55 Simplify30613

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2010

FYI: Ten Uses for AspirinsSimplify30649

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2010

Fixed my washing machine today. Learned something...Udut, Kenneth01,328

created by Udut, Kenneth on May 31 2010

Uses for old pill bottles
More from my mothers collectionm

In Clinics | Frugal | Pill bottles

Udut, Kenneth01,837

created by Udut, Kenneth on May 6 2010

Uses for hair sprayUdut, Kenneth0554

created by Udut, Kenneth on May 1 2010

Uses for old garden hose

In Frugal | Hose

Udut, Kenneth01,097

created by Udut, Kenneth on May 1 2010

Share a Ride to Save Traveling Costs
http://www.rideshareonline.com

In Carpool | Ride | Share

Udut, Kenneth0536

created by Udut, Kenneth on Apr. 13 2010

Killing mold with Borax - recipes 55
Try a spray bottle with the following in it: 1/2 gal. white vinegar 1/2 gal. hydrogen peroxide-common peroxide available from your drugstore 1 cup boric acid keep closed tightly mix well - use in a spray bottle on a dry surface. Shake well and spray area well. The vinegar/peroxide kills active live mold spores and the boric acid keeps them that way. (Note: uncapped peroxide loses it's oxygen molecules to the air when not capped tight and becomes H2O [water], so keep this solution in a bottle that can be capped off tight). Boric acid works on mold bodies like it does on roach bodies - cuts them and they bleed to death because they cannot "coagulate". One last note on the above solution. This solution will not "bleach" out the mold stain. After mold is under control, then you can bring out the bleach and whiten the mold stains. === The most powerful method of cleaning mold and mildew with borax is to mix half a cup of white vinegar with half a cup of borax. The mixture should be further diluted with 1/4 of a cup of warm water. The warm water loosens the mold, while the vinegar dissolves it and the borax kills it.

In Borax | Boric acid | Cleaning

Udut, Kenneth09,812

created by Udut, Kenneth on Mar. 26 2010

My mothers favorite bedroom hints
Simplify your bedroom.
Udut, Kenneth01,446

created by Udut, Kenneth on Mar. 15 2010

Homemade hand sanitizer recipe
Easy and it works
Udut, Kenneth01,147

created by Udut, Kenneth on Feb. 15 2010

Frugal: eggshell uses you won't believeUdut, Kenneth01,291

created by Udut, Kenneth on Feb. 15 2010

Frugal: eggshell uses you won't believeUdut, Kenneth01,783

created by Udut, Kenneth on Feb. 15 2010

Frugal: Flavored Coffee Creamers - FYI 55

In Coffee | Creamer | Frugal

Udut, Kenneth0671

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jan. 25 2010

Do You Get Food Stamps But Lack Money to Have Other Necessities? 55
Frugal FYI from my mother
Udut, Kenneth02,796

created by Udut, Kenneth on Dec. 21 2009

Unique pet names 44

In Barefoot | Cleanup | Food

Simplify30679

on Oct. 10 2009

10 Bad Habits That Lead To Debt Disaster
More hints from my mother. (she found it on bankrate)

In Clinics | Debt | Debt management

Udut, Kenneth0539

created by Udut, Kenneth on Oct. 10 2009

FRUGAL HINTS: Homeowner's Insurance Savings

In Frugal

Udut, Kenneth0486

created by Udut, Kenneth on Oct. 10 2009

Mock Apple Pie 44

In Fashion

Simplify30365

on Oct. 10 2009

Home-based Business ideas 44
100+ ideas - geared for women but men too can do all of these things.

In ADVERTISING COMPANY | Advertising Direct Mail | Appraiser

Simplify302,808

on Oct. 9 2009

STAINS 44 Ladybird0406

on Oct. 7 2009

Laundry 101 44

In Cleanup | Food

Simplify30333

on Oct. 6 2009

Haggling for a better deal.
From AARP Haggling for a better deal.
Udut, Kenneth0816

created by Udut, Kenneth on Sep. 29 2009

10 Healthy Foods for Under $1.00 55
Think you have to eat off the Dollar Menu because you have no money? Well, check out THIS dollar menu! (reposted from my mother)

In Cheap | Foods | Frugal

Udut, Kenneth2771

commented by My myself and I on Sep. 27 2009

Easy Mini Meatloaves 55
More FYI tips from my mother. We had them on Sept 23rd '09 and man, they were delicious! Only 300 calories each and you can freeze them for further use.

In Frugal | Meatloaf | Mother

Udut, Kenneth0544

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Sep. 24 2009

Frugal: New Baby - No Money (1 of 3) - FYI

In Baby | Hints | Newborn

Udut, Kenneth0776

created by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 30 2009

Interesting ways to use chicken, save money and get creative! Frugal! 55
Recipes: De-Boned Chicken Pieces - FYI - from my mother.

In Chickens | Cooking | Debone

Udut, Kenneth0401

created by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 10 2009

80 Uses for Old Newspaper
Part of the FYI series by my mother.

In Making-do | Newspapers | Recycling

Udut, Kenneth0314

created by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 23 2009

Interesting uses for Black pepper and cayenne pepper!
A list of things you wouldn't expect to be able to do with these two things. Part of the FYI series provided by my mother.

In Black pepper | Cayenne pepper | Health

Udut, Kenneth06,268

created by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2009

20 Uses for Empty Egg Cartons - FYI series.
Hints collected by my mother.

In Egg cartons | Hints | Tips

Udut, Kenneth04,269

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2009

Tile and Grout Cleaning Miami 44

In Boca Raton carpet cleaning | Carpet Cleaning Miami | Carpet cleaning miami fl

Revolutionary Cleaning1645

commented by Daniel Hamilton on May 29 2009

15 odd uses for COFFEE FILTERS! 55
Coffee Filters are good for more than just keeping the grounds in!
Udut, Kenneth0527

created by Udut, Kenneth on Mar. 15 2009

Stopping Clutter From Taking Over 44

In Clutter

Simplify30303

created by Simplify3 on Jul. 20 2007

What is new?

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How to extract pure protein from cheap flour.
Rinse those carbs down the drain.

In Food tips | Do it yourself | Flour | Protein

Udut, Kenneth32,234

commented by Vijay on Dec. 4 2012

What spices do I need to use? The List.
Amazing everything chart of spices and foods.

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth0511

created by Udut, Kenneth on Mar. 25 2011

Kefir making with powdered milk.
Kefir is so easy to make!

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth03,542

created by Udut, Kenneth on Feb. 9 2011

Seitan: Homemade Wheat Protein 55
Collection of information I'm getting on the cheapest source of protein I can find in the supermarket.

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth21,203

commented by Udut, Kenneth on Dec. 8 2010

Make Greek Yogurt for 1/2 the price! 55
It's so easy, you won't believe it.

In Food tips | Coffee filter | Do it yourself | Greek yogurt

Udut, Kenneth0539

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Dec. 7 2010

How to save big money on ground turkey breast by DIY. 55
I used my Ninja Master Prep. I hear a Magic Bullet works as well, or a meat grinder, or food processor.

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth02,397

created by Udut, Kenneth on Nov. 27 2010

Fixing Kitchen Disasters
Too salty? Too hot? Too gummy? We have the fix here.

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth0393

created by Udut, Kenneth on Nov. 12 2010

Frugal: 25 Cheap Foods that are Good for You (2009 prices) - FYI

In Food tips | Food | Frugal

Kudut0421

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 27 2010

Frugal: Cold Drink Treats - FYI
From my mother

In Food tips | Drinks | Frugal

Simplify30328

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 5 2010

Fyi easy chocolate mousse
2 ingredient desert

In Food tips | Cool whip

Udut, Kenneth0319

created by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 9 2010

Frugal Corned Beef uses

In Food tips | Corned beef | Frugal

Udut, Kenneth0439

created by Udut, Kenneth on Mar. 3 2010

Frugal: Steak by Any Other Name - FYI
Another FYI

In Food tips | Frugal | Hints | Meats

Simplify30408

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Oct. 29 2009

Frugal: Casserole "Cream of .... Soup" Mix - FYI 55
Make your own Cream of mushroom, cream of celery style things.

In Food tips | Casseroles | Cheap | Frugal

Kudut0462

published by Udut, Kenneth on Oct. 14 2009

Recipes: 10 Meatball Meals - FYI
More of the fyi series from my mother, this one is all about meatballs.

In Food tips | Fyi | How-to | Meatballs

Udut, Kenneth0451

created by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 30 2009

MEAT SAUCE BASE plus 18 variations your family will love! 55
Another great FYI put together by my mother.

In Food tips

Udut, Kenneth0308

created by Udut, Kenneth on Aug. 30 2009

How to get 10 Meals for 4 People from 3 Chickens!
Another great set of hints collected by my mother. Her FYI series. This is what she did when we were kids.

In Food tips | Chickens | Family | Food

Udut, Kenneth0408

created by Udut, Kenneth on Jul. 20 2009

STEVIA - how safe is it? 55
Stevia, a zero calorie natural sweetener - article by SparkPeople

In Food tips | Agriculture | BULK PLANT | Education

Udut, Kenneth0725

edited by Udut, Kenneth on Feb. 11 2009


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