DIY Earth Day T-shirts

It’s Earth Day today! Get out there and hug a tree and maybe even plant a tree! Here’s a great Frugal Tip for making your own Earth Day T-Shirt. Designing your own More »

The ultimate list of life hacks

They say the unhacked life is not worth living. Something for everyone here: Internet-related: 5 music websites – http://imgur.com/gallery/u97bz Useful websites – http://imgur.com/gallery/tztSP, http://imgur.com/gallery/4Rnuo, http://imgur.com/gallery/hjSBq, http://imgur.com/gallery/aMYTA How to disappear online – http://imgur.com/gallery/sJC1eeG More »

Frugal tip to make your laptop battery last longer

Keep your laptop unplugged when not in use to ensure the battery lasts as long as possible. Especially your Macbook. To quote from Apple’s Website: “Apple does not recommend leaving your portable More »

Frugal ways to reuse silica gel packets

Silica gel is a substance that absorbs moisture. Manufacturers use the gel to keep goods from spoiling, molding or degrading due to humidity. The gel itself is nontoxic, but can have a More »

Frugal Tip: Contact customer service before replacing a broken good.

I don’t know if this is common knowledge or not, but I’ve had great success doing this over the last few years. If you have a product that breaks before you think More »

 

Free coffee or tea at Starbucks with a reusable mug today

To celebrate Earth Day, Starbucks is offering a Free Brewed coffee or tea when you bring in your own mug or reusable tumbler!

On April 22, Starbucks invites patrons to bring in a reusable mug or tumbler and get a free brewed coffee or tea. Customers can choose their own brew, hot or iced. The offer is valid at participating stores nationwide.

DIY Earth Day T-shirts

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It’s Earth Day today! Get out there and hug a tree and maybe even plant a tree! Here’s a great Frugal Tip for making your own Earth Day T-Shirt.

Designing your own Earth Day shirts is something that you can do using glue and foam craft paper, among other materials.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/video_12325080_design-own-earth-day-shirts.html

Eat with the Season

A frugal way to afford organic fruit and veggies is to re-train your taste buds to think like your grandmother did. She didn’t eat strawberries in the middle of winter that were brought in from Mexico. Locally grown foods are usually cheaper than those flown in from another hemisphere so if you eat with the season, you’ll be eating more affordably.

The ultimate list of life hacks

They say the unhacked life is not worth living. Something for everyone here:

Internet-related:
5 music websites – http://imgur.com/gallery/u97bz
Useful websites – http://imgur.com/gallery/tztSP, http://imgur.com/gallery/4Rnuo, http://imgur.com/gallery/hjSBq, http://imgur.com/gallery/aMYTA
How to disappear online – http://imgur.com/gallery/sJC1eeG
How to internet better (infographics) – http://imgur.com/gallery/TxvWL
How to google better (infographics) – http://imgur.com/gallery/ahOjLz8, http://imgur.com/gallery/3u9ChJP
How to google docs better – http://imgur.com/gallery/l33NO
How to make symbols using Alt + # codes – http://imgur.com/gallery/QtQ6dCn

General:
How to tie various knots – http://imgur.com/gallery/5eQmg
20 ideas for dates – http://imgur.com/gallery/MjT8ojR
How to write a good essay – http://imgur.com/gallery/dc8fg
How to photography better – http://imgur.com/gallery/pDC1X
How to remove tourists from travel photos – http://imgur.com/gallery/xl4Pc
Life hacking infographics (mostly food, drink & attire) – http://imgur.com/gallery/iGlgr
41 camping hacks – http://imgur.com/gallery/2Sowq
13 survival infographics – http://imgur.com/gallery/gu72a
Misc. life hacks – http://imgur.com/gallery/cmrGtK4, http://imgur.com/gallery/QIhbX, http://imgur.com/gallery/AlJGb, http://imgur.com/gallery/fXu6J, http://imgur.com/gallery/WYEht, http://imgur.com/gallery/l33NO, http://imgur.com/gallery/93sBq
SOPA emergency IP list – http://imgur.com/gallery/l95Ez
Hacks from human psychology – http://imgur.com/gallery/ucK8lO6
How to draw better – http://imgur.com/gallery/0O7P8gu

Frugal tip to make your laptop battery last longer

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Keep your laptop unplugged when not in use to ensure the battery lasts as long as possible.

Especially your Macbook. To quote from Apple’s Website: “Apple does not recommend leaving your portable plugged in all the time.”

A side bonus to this is that you’re not drawing ‘phantom power’. Phantom power is when you leave something plugged in that it’s constantly drawing power even if it’s not in use.

Frugal Old Fashioned Ketchup Recipe

Frugal Old Fashioned Ketchup Recipe

Ingredients:
48 medium tomatoes (8 lbs.), peeled (heirloom tomatoes are more flavorful)
2 ripe red peppers, chopped
2 sweet green peppers, chopped
4 onions, chopped
3 c. white vinegar
3 c. sugar
3 T. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. allspice
3 tsp. ground dry mustard
1/2 tsp. hot red peppers

Boil tomatoes, peppers and onions until tender. Run through sieve or strainer. Add remaining ingredients. Boil until thick and pour into jars.
Water Bath Canning: Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 35 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts.
Pressure Canning: Process the jars for 30 minutes for pint jars and 35 minutes for quarts, at a pressure of 10 to 11 pounds.

Money can grow on trees if you plant shade trees

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Money CAN grow on trees!!

Plant shade trees. According to the U.S. Forest Service, “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 — 50 percent in energy used for heating.” If you can, plant some trees on the side of the house that gets the most sun.

DIY Frugal oatmeal recipe

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Tired of buying prepackaged oatmeal? This frugal recipe will help you save money and have more control over what goes into your morning oatmeal.

1/3 cup of oats (I use half instant and half quick cooking because I like sort of mushy but not completely mushy texture)
3 tsp powdered milk
1/8 tsp cinnamon
teeny bit of salt
2 tsp brown sugar (or less or more, depending on what you like)

It seems like a lot of work, but I just do it assembly-line style and it goes really quickly. I set up my rows of mason jars and add a scoop of oatmeal to each jar, then powdered milk, then sugar, etc.

Simply add water and microwave!

Looking for a simple but effective workout?

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Forget paying for a gym membership or buying expensive equipment. You can get all the exercise you need at home. Looking for a simple, straight forward but effective workout? Try this:

25 Push Ups
30 Crunches
50 Second Wall Sit
10 Triceps dips
45 Second plank
30 Lunges (each leg)
15 Squats

Repeat 3 times!!!

Frugal Tip To Fix Shattered Makeup

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Have you ever dropped your makeup and have it shatter into hundreds of pieces? Fear not – you don’t need to throw it out now! This pro frugal tip will allow you to mix it all back together so that it re-forms back into its original shape!

It’s simple. Just get Isopropyl Alcohol – Anything between 70% and 99% will work (the higher the better). Add some to your makeup and mix it till it becomes a paste. Mix it till it’s evenly spread. Leave it in a cool dark area to dry out. Voila!

Why does this work? Alcohol evaporates. What you’re doing is using the alcohol to re-mold the product, and then once it dries it all lifts away. This is why water or some other liquid will not work.