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30 Frugal Ways To Stay Warm In Winter

Frugal ways how to stay warm for less from HousewifeHowTos.com

If the holiday season sees your bank balance dropping as fast as the outdoor temperatures, you’ll love these frugal ways to stay warm in winter without turning up the heat! Let the sun shine in. Open the curtains on the sunny side of your house during the day and the radiant heat will help warm […]

What To Buy In September For Big Savings

What To Buy In September To Save Money from HousewifeHowTos.com

The start of autumn is a great time to shop strategically, which means knowing what to buy in September to maximize your savings. Now is the time when stores are trying to offload their summer items and make way for new inventory. It’s also the time when those fake “back-to-school” sales mentioned in What To […]

20 Things Not To Buy Used

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Consignment stores, garage sales, eBay and Craigslist are all great ways to save money, provided you know the things not to buy used. When it comes to these items, it’s not just a matter of aesthetics or hygiene — in many cases it’s a matter of safety, too. Baby and Kids’ Things Not To Buy […]

20 Uses For Old Sweaters

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Once you’ve finished spring cleaning your closet, you may find yourself wondering about uses for old sweaters. Sure, donating them is one option, but what about those sweaters that even your local charity wouldn’t want? Try these creative ideas and turn your old sweaters into creative, fun and frugal projects for your house. No-Sew Uses […]

Easter Eggs: Boiling, Naturally Dyeing and Using What’s Left

Easter Egg Tips Roundup from HousewifeHowTos.com

There are still three weeks to go, but now’s the time to start thinking about Easter eggs: boiling, naturally dyeing and using what’s left so your Easter Egg Hunt doesn’t ruin your household budget. Why such an early start? Well, for one thing, you don’t want to get caught paying premium prices for eggs in […]

5 Ways To Save Money Shopping Online

How to save money shopping online from HousewifeHowTos.com

Knowing how to save money shopping online helps stretch the family budget. Whether you’re buying groceries, baby items, clothing or even furniture, there are easy ways to save money shopping online with just a few extra clicks. No, I’m not talking about spending hours comparing prices and setting up complicated (and annoying) price drop alerts. […]

How To Use Bread Heels

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Not long ago, a friend came over while I was cleaning out the freezer. Ordinarily, that’s not a chore I’d do in front of anyone, but she did come by unannounced, and I already had the contents of the freezer piled on my kitchen counter. She got a chuckle out of my bag of bread […]

Ten Quick Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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Need some quick, affordable ideas for Valentine’s Day decoration? I know I do! While I do enjoy shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts and baking love-themed goodies, after the grand spectacle that is Christmas in our house, I get a bit lazy. Fortunately, I’ve learned a few speedy, inexpensive ways to make the house look festive […]

How To Substitute Common Cooking Ingredients

How to substitute cooking ingredients from HousewifeHowTos.com

There’s nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a recipe and realizing you need to know how to substitute cooking ingredients because you don’t have what you need. So do yourself a favor and print this, then tape it inside your kitchen cupboard. Next time you’re out of something called for in a […]

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