Today’s 365 frugality tips, as part of my Year of Renewed Frugality (or YRF), focuses on the idea of buying double-duty products. That is, you save money by buying something that you can use more than one way in your home.
It’s been months since I last handed out a Suddenly Frugal Seal of Approval, possibly because I haven’t come across a product or service that was deserving of my kudos. Now I have. You’ll recall that last month I posted my recipe for DIY homemade dishwasher detergent. It was a combination of ingredients that I […]
My desire to try my hand at DIY cleaners usually comes, not from an overwhelming desire to be cheap but rather one of laziness. That is, I’ve run out of a commercial product, and I’m too lazy to go to the story to buy new. I know this notion sounds counterintuitive, in that making your […]
Four years ago, or about one year into our suddenly frugal lifestyle, I wrote a blog post giving Borax a Suddenly Frugal Seal of Approval. At that time I was impressed with how well Borax was at removing stains. Here’s what I wrote at that time: Since then I’ve tried borax on nearly any stain […]
For the third year in a row, my post from way back in 2009 on making your own laundry detergent has come out on top again. I noticed this year that someone over on Pinterest.com liked the post and the ingredients I was using–and was sending a ton of traffic to my blog. (Mystery Pinterest […]
Technically, we’re on vacation this week, but I didn’t want to leave the readers of Suddenly Frugal hanging. That’s why this week I’m running a “best of” series, based on the blog posts that have, historically, drawn the most visitors. Today, I’m re-running my post of how to make your own laundry detergent. This is, […]