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  • oldjeanspurse
    Uses for old jeans

    Outgrown or worn jeans can be used to make something new. Rather than throw them away, create a gift or two for the holidays, or donate them for others to reuse. Here are a few ideas:  ...

  • dawngel
    Make homemade ice packs

    There’s no need to buy ice packs. You can make them yourself. To make a gel ice pack, you’ll need two zip-enclosure freezer bags and some Dawn dishwashing liquid. Partially fill one bag, seal it and encase...

  • baggedsalad
    Wash bagged salad

      Dear Sara: Do you wash bagged lettuce? At a recent dinner, the host poured lettuce from a bag and served it with salad dressing. Is this normal practice, or should people be concerned about the possibility...

  • pillowpets
    Have a festive, frugal Christmas

    This week, I’ve compiled reader tips that will help you hide gifts, have frugal holiday fun, make a couple of gifts for kids and pets and chase away winter chills with seasonal hot drinks you can mix...