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  • Kick off football season with tasty party foods

    Invite friends over, and have a football party. It’s a frugal, fun night you can spend at home. Food and football go hand in hand. Finger foods work well, but a hot mug of chili will satisfy...

  • Soaps Gone Buy laundry kit contest giveaway

    This contest is now closed. Whether you’ve been making homemade laundry detergent for a while or have always wanted to, you will love this contest giveaway! Stephanie the owner of Soaps Gone Buy has generously sponsored this...

  • Ways to ease a mild sore throat

    photo by boo licious DEAR SARA: Just wondering if you have any tried-and-true home remedies for sore throats. I’ve had a mild sore throat for the past two to three days off and on, and I’m getting...

  • AirDry laundry drying rack contest winner

    Thank you to everyone that entered. I use randomizer to randomly choose a number. The winner is the 34th entry which is Julie-HisDaisy. Congratulations! Enjoy your laundry drying rack. Let us know how you like it on...

  • Enjoy a fun outdoor activity

    photo by Siona Watson The first tip is a wonderful idea for fall family fun. You could do bark and leaf rubbings with crayons or charcoals and paper, or make casts of animal tracks. Visit www.bizarrelabs.com/track.htm to...

  • Replace products with vinegar

    photo by wharman Vinegar is a frugalista’s BFF. It’s not just for cooking, dyeing Easter eggs, salads or to clean out your coffeepot. It’s cheap and can replace many products in your home. Some people complain about...

  • Sneak a peek inside a frugal home

    photo by Mykl Roventine Do you know a tightwad home when you’re inside one? For many people, penny-pinching strategies aren’t noticeable. However, if you’re frugal, you have an eagle’s eye. If you visited a fellow frugalista’s home,...

  • Make homemade syrups

    photo by verybadlady Autumn brings many requests for syrup recipes. It’s the season for heartier breakfasts — pancakes, waffles and French toast — that can curb hunger until lunchtime. These syrups are quick and easy to make...

  • Save with healthy homemade snacks

    photo by Ayelie DEAR SARA: I’m having trouble coming up with snack ideas to cook from scratch to save money. I have made popcorn, cookies and brownies. What else can I make? My family loves chips, and...

  • AirDry drying rack contest giveaway

    This contest giveaway is now over. Winner announced here http://www.frugalvillage.com/2009/09/28/airdry-laundry-drying-rack-contest-winner Ahh laundry is the bane of my existence. Today to make your laundry days more cheerful and to encourage air drying your laundry, I’m having a contest....

  • Mop without moping

    photo by AlishaV The first tip serves as a reminder that you don’t have to buy a jet-spray mop. It’s a simple way to maintain a clean floor without a mop and bucket. Be sure to have...

  • Ten habits for successful tightwads

    photo by luminais Frugalitarians have many small habits. Some of these strategies don’t necessarily save much money. They might seem silly or insignificant to others because of the time spent doing them, too. But the fact is...