If you don’t already have a product to clean tarnished silver, or you’re just looking for a simple (and cheap) way to polish your silver… try chalk! See how well it works here.
Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite money-saving household tips. See fun ways to repurpose everyday items, how to make common household products yourself (like DIY toilet spray, storage organizers, soap, fabric softener, door stops & more), frugal yard sale shopping tips, and moving tips that will save you big bucks.
Thinking of becoming a first time chicken owner? I’ve been raising chickens for over 20 years. I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you prepare and care for your new backyard chickens! All my best tips for raising chickens + Answers to the most common questions beginners usually ask. From what you need to know before buying egg laying chickens… to how many chickens you need for eggs, how many chickens to a coop, and how to keep your chickens healthy. Start here for beginner tips!
Green (eco-friendly) moving tips to help you save money while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Some of the ideas include: find a moving company with sustainable business practices, reuse green moving and packing supplies, and don’t move every single item from your old house to your new house!
Buying a house for the first time? These are the most important things that a first time home buyer needs to be aware of BEFORE beginning the process of buying your first home. 8 important Do’s and Don’ts you need to know!
Doorstops are easy to make. See 10 of my own makeshift door stoppers using everyday household items, 6 DIY door stop tutorials from other clever people, 16 of the most unique door stops on Amazon.
Prefer using a DIY organizer rather than buying a product or gadget that does the same thing? These are some of the best ideas I’ve seen for getting organized without spending a dime! See my personal recommendations before trying each of these DIY organization ideas. These are the best repurposing tips to help you get organized… for FREE!
Planting a new tree in your yard? You can save money by doing the tree planting yourself… it’s easy! (I know because I just planted a new elm tree in my backyard myself.) See how to plant a tree step by step — in just 4 steps!
After reading the Marie Kondo book and watching her ‘Tidying Up’ series on Netflix, I’ve been following the KonMari method of living minimally. It has taught me to surround myself only with things I love — not things I feel pressure to buy. As a result, I save money and I feel much more at peace in my own home — and in my own mind.
To keep sharp objects in the kitchen out of my toddler’s reach, I made a kitchen utensil holder & universal knife block in one – with just a few pieces of wood and some bamboo skewers. This DIY wooden utensil holder is super simple to make, and can be made any size you like!
Want the easiest way to get sparkling, streak free windows? I’m constantly removing dog nose prints, cat paw prints, and my son’s hand prints from our glass sliding doors using this method. It’s the fastest way I can clean the windows without streaks or chemicals!
See how I made this DIY boot rack / bench out of a $5 wooden spool, some scrap wood, and paint. It’s the perfect solution for keeping wet, muddy boots outside without getting water inside them. It’s also useful for hanging kids muddy clothes on — right outside the door!
It’s important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. The best way to create and maintain your personal inventory is to use one of these FREE home inventory programs, apps, and printable forms.
I like to keep my plastic shopping bags rolled together, organized in self-dispensing bundles. It’s really easy to do. You just have to fold them together in a certain way. I’m going to show you how to roll plastic bags so you can easily pull out one bag at a time. Plus, fun ways to save time & money with your reusable shopping bags!
See how we repurposed our collection of old glass jars and lids from food items AND organized our garage workspace at the same time! Here’s our tutorial with photos showing how to build a shelf organizer using glass jars and lids.
I’m a candle fanatic! In my years of buying candles and making my own, I’ve discovered some secrets for achieving long lasting candles — simple things you can do to make your candles burn longer and cleaner. Plus, see which type of candle wax burns the longest: paraffin wax candles, soy candles, or beeswax candles.
I’ve always wanted a bidet toilet… I finally got one. Hubby installed the DIY Superior Bidet attachment, and our rear ends have never been cleaner! To help you decide if a bathroom bidet makes sense for your family, read through my list of pros & cons of an add-on bidet first.
Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I’ll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again – because it’s so much more effective to use a toilet spray than an aerosol bathroom deodorizer. Here’s how to combine essential oIls & water to make your own homemade Poo Pourri recipe. The original Poopouri before you go toilet spray makes a great gift, but this homemade poo spray is what I keep in each of the bathrooms in my home.
The Scrub Daddy sponge, a popular kitchen scrubber, gets SOFT in hot water and HARD in cold water. Plus it doesn’t hold onto food & odors. Lots of fun uses here!
Window fogging in our house was driving me crazy – until I found the humidity levels in our home were too high. A dehumidifier and some Damp Rid turned out to be the best window condensation fix!
Should you buy a house or rent one? The hidden costs of home ownership were eye-opening to me when I bought my first home. Read this before buying a house.
Buying a home warranty or appliance warranty to protect the systems & appliances in your house? Our friends rave about theirs! I’ve listed the pros & cons.
I tried 3 chemical-free cleaning products: A Dishwasher Disk and Laundry Balls that each use bio ceramic cleaning beads instead of harsh detergents. Also, scented dryer balls.
I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap! Not any more. Now I refill those pump bottles with my own homemade foaming soap. Here’s how to make foaming soap. Plus, how to make your foaming soap bottles look much more attractive on your kitchen counter!
Here are 5 home recipes to make your own natural fabric softener, plus 3 great tips for removing static cling in the dryer, and 4 ways to remove static cling on clothes as you’re wearing them!
Here’s everything you need to know in order to make out like a bandit and find the best bargains at yard sales!
Tankless water heaters cost 3 times more than conventional hot water heaters to buy and install, so you’re probably wondering if they are really worth it or not. Following are the pros & cons and details about the cost and installation of tankless water heaters.
Home warranties are NOT homeowners insurance. Nor are they any form of a guarantee. If you’re thinking of including a home warranty in your home sale, or if you’re thinking of purchasing an aftermarket home warranty for your own protection as you transition into your new home, here are a few things to consider.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of hiring a handyman for household repairs.
If you’re not using your inground swimming as much as you once did, a pool Deckover puts an end to costly pool maintenance and gives you lots more usable living space in your backyard. Here are examples, costs, as well as pros & cons.
Here you’ll find the best day to move, the best month to move, as well as the worst times to move. To make the moving process easier AND less expensive, consider these tips when choosing your actual moving day.
Here are our best garage & yard sale tips to help you find the best bargains at rock-bottom prices! Included are: the best free online yard sale map sites to help you plan your route, tips for finding the lowest prices on the best items, and how to haggle.
Most power strip surge protectors provide the minimum level of protection for everyday household items. But is that really enough protection for your home electronics and appliances? Are power strips the best way to protect your things from lightning strikes and sudden jolts of electricity? The fact is, you might want to consider a whole house surge protector. Here’s why.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale takes place each August and runs 654 miles along Highway 127 from Alabama to Kentucky. However, the ‘world’s largest’ yard sale isn’t the ONLY really big, really cool yard sale in America! Here are some of the best and biggest yard sales across the country…
As a professional house cleaner, I’ve whittled my best speed cleaning tips down to 7. Hopefully, these tips will help you get your cleaning chores done quickly, while still doing a good job.
If you rent an apartment, or a house, then you’re probably wondering if you should buy renters insurance or not. So, who really needs to buy renter’s insurance? Here’s what you need to know about insurance for renters.
In the end, doing everything yourself will usually cost more — in terms of money, wasted time, and errors due to inexperience. Tackling too many DIY projects will also cost you in terms of the amount of time you could have spent with your family and the time you could have spent taking care of yourself.
Most of us have had to pack up and move at least once in our lives. And, this isn’t always the most fun experience. Plus, it can be downright expensive to move. I recently moved myself, and I learned a few interesting things along the way — some of them the hard way. So, if you don’t have the extra money to pay for movers to come and pack up your stuff and move it for you, then you’ll enjoy these money-saving tips.
Freecycle is a great place to find free stuff AND a great place to give away free stuff! Here’s how to find a Freecycle group in your area. Plus my tips for making the most of Freecycle locally.