How to Clean your Dishwasher | 5 Simple Steps

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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. Did you know that you can use it to clean your dishwasher? And it’s much less expensive than the regular commercial cleaners. Pick up packets for $.20 – […]

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How to Clean your Washing Machine

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How long has it been since you last cleaned your washing machine? I cleaned mine today (I try to do it every month!) Cleaning your washer with Vinegar is the easiest thing you could every do, & believe it or not, your washing machine NEEDS to be cleaned. The dirt that is washed out of […]

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15 Ways to Reuse Citrus Peels

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We are now in Lemon Season … here in Phoenix. I have in-laws that have a Lemon Tree & they are constantly giving me bags of them to take home. I will NEVER turn down FREE Lemons… my biggest wish is that I had a Lemon Tree at my house (But I don’t!) Do you […]

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Easy 2-Ingredient Shower Cleaner {Dawn + Vinegar}

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Pick up cheap Dish Soap this week at Safeway, and take advantage of picking up as many as you can (while we have the opportunity). AND, then use that to make a really easy shower cleaner that works even better than the commercial cleaners in store. Grab Vinegar, and Blue Dawn Dish Soap, and give […]

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28 DIY Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is right around the corner! Are you still looking for that perfect costume? If so, we rounded up 28 that you can put together yourself to save yourself some cash. Find everything from skeletons to Snow White! And since these costumes are DIY, they won’t break the bank! Poison Ivy Mickey Mouse Harry Potter’s […]

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How to Clean a Ceramic Cooktop

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Chances are, if you have a ceramic cooktop … you have at one point in time let something boil over.   And, watched that cooking surface burn on the surface making your cooking top look extremely dirty. This is the story of my life – I always put things on the stove, get impatient for the […]

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10 Alternative Household Uses for Alka Seltzer

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Have an over abundance of Alka Seltzer? If you do, put it to use around the house. We have been scoring it for better than FREE with Checkout51 at Fry’s now for the last 3 weeks, and now you’ll have plenty of ways to use it up. Starting Sunday we can pick up free at […]

Hydrogen Peroxide | 20 Popular Household Uses {with Printable}

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Do you have a lot of Hydrogen Peroxide? If you shop at Walgreens you just might… I have a ton, I use them as fillers for my trips, and as a result I probably have close to 20 bottles.  To encourage you to put them to use, we wanted to remind you that just a […]

Baking Soda | 20 Popular Household Uses {+ Printable Reference}

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  Most of us are familiar with Baking Soda – we cook with it. .. some of us use to scrub our bath tub – and, some of us (like my father in law) use it for indigestion (a spoon with some water is similar to using Tums Antacid)…. Some fun facts about Baking Soda […]

How to Freeze Milk

How to Freeze Milk

Many of us are fortunate to live in Arizona – and score very inexpensive milk almost weekly. While other areas of the country pay upwards of $4 – $5 per gallon, we can usually get away with paying $2 or less – which is an unbelievable price. One way to save money the weeks that […]

How To Make your Own Weed Killer

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Chances are .. if you are in Phoenix, you experienced the rains we had today. 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.  We have […]

How to Make Yogurt in a Crock Pot

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Just a few months ago I let you know I made yogurt in my crockpot – I used a recipe from Crockpot365,  and went to work on a Sunday afternoon. This week you can pick up Mountain High Yogurt in the 32 oz. Tub for just $1.29 at Fry’s after coupon on the Mega Savings […]

Epsom Salt | 15 Popular Household & Personal Uses

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Chances are, if you are shopping this week at Walgreens, you may have picked up some FREE Epsom Salt. I have 2 bags, ready to put to use. Epsom salt is made up of the compound magnesium sulfate. The earliest discovery of magnesium sulfate came about in Epsom, England.  Many people have a magnesium deficiency……….which […]

Vinegar | 20 Household Uses {with Printable}

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  Many of us have a love affair with vinegar – it’s something that we always (and I mean = always!) have in our cabinet. It helps me keep my house clean, helps my laundry stay soft, and helps my pocketbook. Vinegar has been around for 10,000 years – but has been produced commercially for […]