Bringing your own grocery bags when you shop is great for the environment, and you can really save if you make your own. This video tutorial will show you how to make your own grocery bags from old t-shirts.
You see them everywhere: nestled in newspapers, on the pages of magazines, in your mail, and even dangling off products throughout your grocery aisles. Clipping coupons has become a big business for many shoppers, and if you put enough time into it, you can realize sizeable savings on your shopping receipts. Even if you don’t choose to put a ton of time into it, couponing can save you a considerable amount and make it one hobby that pays you, week in, week out. Read more…
Lose weight. Quit smoking. Exercise more. Finally conquer that irrational fear of clowns, once and for all. New Year’s is a perfect time to roll out the resolutions, those pledges to change something in your life, start anew, tabula rasa. Why not concentrate this year on a few frugal resolutions and get your financial house in order?
Even small changes to the way you do things in your life can add up to big savings, and more happiness. The following twenty frugal resolutions aren’t necessarily profound, but they’re all great steps towards saving more money in the New Year. Select as many as you want, physically write them down into a list, and tape it next to your bathroom mirror so you don’t lose track of them.
If you’re in the market for a new washer or dryer, the lure of special features can be a strong one. Not so fast, says Consumer Reports. Their recent report looks at five features that are not really worth the effort, or the money, including:
Special cycles. Thirty-three cycles and counting, that’s how many we’ve seen on some washers in our labs. Think about the fabrics you wash and the problems you’re trying to solve. For example, to kill allergens such as dust mites the wash water needs to be about 127 degrees F for 12 minutes. So check the manufacturer’s claims and keep in mind that the basic cycles and settings can handle most washing needs.
Source: Yahoo! News