A Cheaper Way to Get Your Checks

If you need to order new checks, do NOT, I repeat do NOT, order them from the bank. The bank charges you the highest price possible (unless you are lucky enough to have the very rare checking account with free checks). There is a cheaper way to get your checks! Your best bet is to order them online. … [Read more...]

Check Your Supermarket’s Web Site for Deals!

Most all of us thrifty shoppers are regular readers of our local supermarket’s sales flier. But, how often do you check your supermarket's web site for deals? If you’re not already familiar with it, take a look. Most will have informational resources such as recipes, food information, special … [Read more...]

Shop Your Closet: Organize Your Closet and Rediscover Your Wardrobe!

My Works for Me Wednesday inspiration this week came from a book I recently received: "Shop Your Closet” by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli. Are you always saying “I have NOTHING to wear” even though you have a closet crammed with clothes? You can solve this problem by organizing your closet. There are … [Read more...]

Easy Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

To make hard-cooked egg shells peel off easily without leaving chips or gouges, use this trick. Before cooking, prick a tiny air hole in the wider end of each egg with a tack or push pin. After boiling, remove the eggs from the hot water using a slotted spoon and plunge them into icy cold water. … [Read more...]

How to Start Seedlings in Egg Cartons

Since spring FINALLY looks like it might be around the corner, I decided to start some seeds for the garden. I used this handy method that is CHEAP, EASY & GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. All you need to do is take paper egg cartons (styrofoam won't work for this purpose) and cut off the lids. Fill … [Read more...]

Flower Seed Packets – An Inexpensive Baby or Bridal Shower Favor – Cheap even!

Easy DIY Flower Seed Packets Baby Shower Favors If you're throwing a baby shower or bridal shower and need an easy, inexpensive favor idea, try these! Simply buy an assortment of seed packets (check your local dollar store, they often have them 4 or 5 for a dollar). Then use standard return … [Read more...]

Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs – Yummy Recipe!

Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs - Yummy Recipe! If you still have hard-boiled Easter eggs, they need to be eaten NOW before they spoil! This is an easy way to use up leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs that tastes great. Better yet, this recipe also uses up any leftover Easter … [Read more...]

Thrifty Baking: Tips to Reduce the Cost of Baking from Scratch

Baking from scratch is usually cheaper (and healthier) than buying baked goods, but here are a few tips to reduce the cost of baking from scratch and keep the costs down even further: **Substitute one Tbsp soy powder and one Tbsp water for one egg (this also reduces the fat in the … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Organic Foods

We have had a couple of requests for information on how to save money on organic foods, which tend to be expensive. Check out our other blog "Jinxy Knows Best" for some detailed information on buying organic food for less: … [Read more...]

Easiest No Knead Bread Recipe

Sara Lee announced today that they will be raising bread prices again. (According to Reuters 2/19/08) Bread, of course, is a basic staple, so what is a thrifty person to do? Bake your own!!!!  There are a few ways to do these, but my favorite is the Easiest No Knead Bread Recipe below. Three … [Read more...]




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