Easy 2-Ingredient Shower Cleaner {Dawn + Vinegar}


Need a GOOD and EFFECTIVE shower cleaner? We have one and it requires only TWO ingredients. This stuff works beter than ANYTHING else. Grab Vinegar, and Blue Dawn Dish Soap, and give this a whirl: 10 oz. Blue Dawn Dish Soap (we use the Blue or Green) 12 oz. Vinegar – head in the microwave […]

How to Make your Own Laundry Detergent


Have you ever thought of making your own laundry Soap?   We made a HUGE batch last night .. it should last us a LONG time! We have been doing it for a few years – We have made both liquid and powder, but I actually think powder is much easier & better.  In all […]

Homemade Drain Cleaner & Declogger Recipe


Many of you, including myself, constantly battle clogged drains.   We cleaned our drains this morning (well not really “We” it was all ME who took care of it!) My daughter and I have VERY long hair, so we battle with clogged drains. We KNOW we aren’t supposed to put our hair DOWN the drain […]

DIY Natural Bleach Alternative


  Do you have Hydrogen Peroxide at home? We have a TON of it. Over 2 years ago acquired quite a large amount at Walgreens when I needed a filler to use my register rewards. I knew I could use it, so another bottle wasn’t a huge deal.   Two years and 20,000 bottles later (kidding.. […]

How To Make your Own Weed Killer

Home Improvement

Chances are .. if you are in Phoenix, you experienced the rains we had this past weekend. Over the next few weeks I can only imagine the weeds that will pop up into our yards… You can tackle those with your own weed killer – using a combination of ingredients you have in your cabinet.  […]

Homemade Lip Chap Recipe {with Essential Oils}

Homemade Lip Chap Recipe

  There was a point in time many many months ago that we were able to score Carmex for FREE at Fry’s – with the end of double coupons, free Carmex went to Carmex you had to pay for. Fortunately, Lip Chap is REALLY easy to make yourself – it’s very cost effective, and it […]

The Many Uses of Castile Soap {+ Make Liquid Castile Soap from Bars}

Uses for Castile Soap

Do you use Castile Soap? We use it in our house for many things  – mostly for body wash for the kids and for washing our hair.. so when we run out or run LOW it makes me panic.  A little bit goes a LONG way. Dr. Bronner’s is a popular variety of Castile Soap and […]

How to Make Your Own Glass Spray Bottle

I’m in LOVE with glass spray bottles. I completely despise plastic bottles…and so every opportunity we can get our hands on cheap or FREE plastic bottles I will dump out the contents and use for making glass. It’s a great way to make your own cleaners – and if you use Essential Oils (not the […]

Easy Tips for Cleaning Baseboards with Dryer Sheets

Easy Tips for Cleaning Baseboards ~ TheCentsAbleShoppin.com

How often do you clean your baseboards?   It’s important to remember to clean them OFTEN otherwise they will build up with dust – you usually don’t notice until you are bent down on the floor picking up toys… and realize your baseboards are more than due for some attention. If you have a big house, […]

Homemade Lemon Bar Soap {Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea}

Homemade Lemon Bar Soap

If you have been following my site this year, you’ll know how much I love Essential Oils. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than gift homemade soap to my mother and sister in law. For this recipe I used Goat’s Milk Soap Base, it makes it an incredibly easy way to make soap […]

How to Clean your Dishwasher | 5 Simple Steps


Lemonade Kool Aid is super yummy – it’s even better when you can use it for household tasks too – it makes it a double duty item. This week Kool Aid Packets are $.20 at Safeway – pick up a few and set them aside, you can use them to clean your dishwasher this week. […]

Hydrogen Peroxide | 20 Popular Household Uses {with Printable}


Do you have a lot of Hydrogen Peroxide? If you shop at CVS this week it is a GREAT price – check the CVS Matchups to see the deal. To encourage you to use up any bottles you might have, we wanted to remind you that just a few months ago we put together a fun and […]

DIY Sock Bun {Repurpose Old, Clean Black Socks}

sock bun

It’s getting WARM outside here in Phoenix and with that, comes putting up your hair so it’s more manageable. For some of us, that means cutting… But if you are my daughter with hair to your butt, you refuse to cut. So we manage, as best as we can. I wear a bun because it’s […]

How to Freeze Eggs

Closeup of white and brown eggs in carton

This week you can pick up Eggs for just $.74 – $.99 per Dozen at Albertsons - although they aren’t free, they are still a great price. When they aren’t on sale you can’t usually pick up that low… If you are looking to stock up this week but fear not being able to use them, […]

15 Ways to Use Too Much Vodka

Vodka poured into a glass isolated on white

  Just a few months ago, we were fortunate enough to score some incredible deals on Vodka – at Bashas, and at CVS. Many of you have also picked up deals at Albertsons as well. Although it did require some out of pocket expense, the deals made for the best gift ideas – for less than […]