Tag Archives : frugal family

These #toys grow with your child and offer lots of opportunities for open-ended #play.

Toys With the Most Bang for your Buck


What is the most annoying, most useless toy your child owns?  Was it worth the money, or the precious space that it takes up, or the time that you spend cleaning it up off of the floor? I’m done wasting my time and resources on toys that don’t add value to our home. We’ve gotten rid of most of these…

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Becoming a minimalist #couponer makes sense if you don't like wasting time clipping tons of #coupons, stockpiling #deals, and collecting lots of paper clutter.

Becoming a Minimalist Couponer


Couponing can be like a second job. Clipping coupons, finding more coupons from different sources, organizing them, planning out the deals, matching up the coupons with different stores, buying way too many things you don’t actually need, and then having to figure out how to store all that extra stuff. Couponing helps us reach the goal of spending less, but…

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DIY Rustic Wood Drawer Pulls


*This post contains affiliate links.  Have you ever noticed how crazy expensive drawer pulls are? For a super-simple concept, they can get really pricey. Before E was born, I found a $40 dresser on a buy/sell/trade Facebook group. It definitely needed some updating! We decided on a coat of paint, and new drawer pulls. Nate went to some relatively inexpensive…

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

DIY Foaming Hand Soap: The Cheapest Version


Some of my money-saving DIY attempts over the years have been near-catastrophic. First, there was the lumpy liquid laundry detergent that I had to scoop out of Tupperware with a measuring cup. I gave up on that one. And there was the dishwasher detergent that involved multiple steps before actually running the dishwasher. I was the only one who could…

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