Category Archives for Frugality

Cloth Diapering 101 & free printable supply checklist

​Cloth diapering has come a long way over the years. I remember watching my mother rinse Gerber diaper squares into the toilet, pinning dry squares together over my younger sisters’ bottoms, and covering them all with plastic pants. Cloth diapering was definitely not glamorous! This type of cloth diapering is what many people imagine still- […]

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If you've ever wondered why paying off your mortgage, student loan, and car debt is important, this post is for you.

A Debt Free Life: Why it matters

​As a society, we’re all pretty comfortable with personal debt. That is to say, it is totally normal and expected to have a lot of debt. It’s pretty abnormal and surprising to hear that someone has no (or just a little) debt.Maybe you think that being debt-free isn’t a big deal. Or, possibly you haven’t […]

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Stretch your food budget, make organic more accessible, and simplify your kitchen life with one simple habit: freeze chopped onions.

Freeze chopped onions: Save time and money

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Saving time and money in the kitchen is high on everyone’s list.  At our house, we prioritize better-quality and organic food, which can add quite a few dollars to our grocery bill. As a result, I’m constantly looking for ways to trim our spending […]

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We turned the TV service off in 2010, and haven't looked back (even with preschoolers and toddlers!). Here's why, and why you should consider it too!

Why we turned the TV off for good

Until the spring of 2010, we had DirectTV with the recording feature. We recorded a few different series and watched them all at once, fast-forwarding through commercials and patting ourselves on the back for saving all that time! That was the spring when we got hooked on the idea of a boat. We were a […]

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Large amounts of leftover meat doesn't have to mean eating the same thing for days. Here is an easy-to-use process that will help you save time and money!

Save time and money: How to use up all that leftover meat

Recently we butchered our remaining turkeys, Mr. Christmas and Mrs. Easter. They were never good foragers, and had grown extremely large while stealing our chickens’ supplementary grain. We decided to go ahead and process both birds rather than continue to pay for their feed any longer. But then- what to do with all that turkey? […]

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