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  • 3 Easy stockpile storage solutions

    Limited space can be a challenge. You might think you don't have room to stock up on essentials when they're on sale. You have to be creative and find the hidden storage areas in your home....

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    Luck o’ the Irish right in your kitchen

    Maybe, for a wee bit o’ fun, you wear something green, buy a shamrock shake, or drink green brewskies or Irish coffees on St. Patrick’s Day. This year, serve your family more than last-minute green vegetables. Put...

  • Make your own cookbook

    photo by BillHR DEAR SARA: I’m looking for suggestions regarding the cookbook I am making for my sister. I am trying to get it done. What should I include apart from recipes? I am going to include...

  • Don’t let eggshells ruin your meal

    photo by Dru Bloomfield Ever crack an egg and the shell falls into the bowl? The first tip is an easy solution to that problem. You won’t have to fish the shell out with a spoon or...

  • Make it last

    photo by nutmeg Use it up. Wear it out. Make do. Do without. It’s a sign of the times. Unless of course, you’ve been a smart, frugal cookie all along. But if this is all new to...

  • The cost of convenience

    photo by crystl Frugal folks cook from scratch. But is it cheaper? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. If you’re not a savvy shopper, have time constraints or don’t have health restrictions, then there’s increased value...

  • ‘Souper’ ways to save

    photo by jgodsey When it’s cold outside, a hot mug of delicious soup is the perfect comfort food. It’s easy to prepare, and it’s affordable. To serve it as a hearty meal, ladle soup into a bread...

  • Couscous 101

    photo by House of Sims DEAR SARA: I need help with couscous. I’d never had it before in my life. I basically just did the microwave version and added salt, pepper and butter. It was OK, almost...

  • We’re Kim Komando’s cool site of the day

    Frugal Village has been chosen as Kim Komando’s cool site of the day. I’m thrilled she’s shared us as a resource. Thanks Kim! If you’ve discovered us through Kim, a big welcome to Frugal Village. Please let...

  • Save money using a draft stopper

    photo by peagreengirl Draft stoppers are a great way to keep the heat in and the cold air out. The first tip is prettier than using a rolled-up towel against the door. You can reuse materials you...

  • Calculate your options

    photo by zappowbang Gas prices are down, but grocery-store prices are up (with many downsized products). It seems you simply can’t catch a break. Look for small ways to save on costs. If you make a few...

  • Pamper yourself on a shoestring

    photo by dierken Frugal women look for luxuries on the cheap. They are unwilling to be wasteful — and not just during tough economic times. If they do splurge on a treat, it tends to be items...