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  • Keep spices from clumping

    DEAR SARA: Please help me! I need a way to keep my spices and salt from turning into one big hard ball when it gets humid out. I have tried putting grains of rice in the salt...

  • Second uses for rubber bands

    Rubber bands can be reused easily. Use wide produce rubber bands to grip and open jars or hard-to-open plastic soda pop bottles. You could also place one around your TV remote to keep it from sliding off...

  • Creative ways to give cash gifts

    Money can be a great gift: You know the recipient will use it. But you can be more thoughtful and creative than simply sticking it in a card or stuffing it in a plain envelope. Jazz it...

  • Store aluminum foil to reuse

    DEAR SARA: I need ideas for storing foil. How do you store saved foil to reuse? I don’t have any extra space in the drawers in my kitchen, so I keep the foil in a plastic zipper...

  • Organize with drawer carts

    Drawer carts are great for organizing closets. They contain items and tuck into the closet so they aren’t taking up space in a room. They can be used to store hats, mittens or scarves, as a mini...

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    Every little frugal step helps

      Frugality can be integrated into your daily routine. It can become second nature. The potential annual savings from some frugal tips might not be enough to buy a new car or pay off a large debt,...

  • Keep stainless steel appliances clean

    DEAR SARA: I was wondering if you have a suggestion on how to clean stainless steel. I have a hard time keeping my refrigerator looking nice. — Virginia, e-mail DEAR VIRGINIA: There are tons of stainless-steel appliance...

  • Savvycents wallet contest

    This contest is sponsored by Savvycents. Images and information provided by Savvycents. Melinda Claudepierre first designed the Savvycents wallet for those who do the cash envelope system of budgeting. She was tired of the loose envelopes in...

  • Salada tea contest winner

    Congratulations to mek42. You’ve won 12 boxes of Salada assorted green teas and a Salada tea reusable water bottle. Special thank you to Salada for sponsoring the contest. And thank you to everyone that entered. Grab a...

  • Organize lone socks

    Do you have missing socks? Some people are organized and wash socks in a mesh bag or clip them together. But if you have lone socks, you can pin odd socks to a corkboard or use a...

  • Reuse coffee cans

    Coffee cans are great storage containers. They have a tight-fitting lid, come in different sizes, are portable, and some even have a wide-grip handle. Their durability makes them a smarter choice than glass jars for many storage...

  • Research before buying new toilet

    DEAR SARA: I saw that Lowe’s has 1.28 gallon/flush toilets for around $90. I was thinking of getting one for each of my two bathrooms. They say they save $90 a year, so they would pay for...