Browse
Crafts, Recipes, Tips,
& Guides
Contests
Enter Contests
Share & Vote
Get Advice
Submit a
Question
Browse>Contests>Ask>Share>Newsletters>Account>About>

Welcome to ThriftyFun

Established in 1999, ThriftyFun is a community of everyday experts who seek creative inexpensive solutions to daily problems. We share tips and ideas for crafting, creative recycling, gardening, frugal living, recipes, cleaning and more.

Valentine's Day Ideas
Valentine's Day Ideas
Share Crafts
Share Your Recipes
Browse ThriftyFun
Better Living
Budget & Finance
Business & Legal
Consumer Advice
Crafts
Education
Entertainment
Food & Recipes
Garage Sales
Health & Beauty
Holidays & Parties
Home & Garden
Make Your Own
Organizing
Parenting
Pets
Travel & Recreation
Weddings

Valentine's Day Ideas
Valentine's Day Ideas
Toning Down Dyed Hair

7 days ago I colored my hair dark brown, it started washing out and getting a red tint to it. The hair dresser stripped it down too much and it turned orange. I then went and got a hair color to try and cover the orange, label - Loreal 7 A. Now it's orange, red, and brassy.

Answer This Question
Removing Super Glue from Clothing

My husband is a fan of Super Glue, he flipping uses it for just about everything. He got some on his suit trousers, grrrrr. I'm afraid if I use acetone it will take the color out. Any suggestions? I would be very grateful.

Read 1 Answer
Graham and Brown Wallpaper

I am looking for wallpaper produced by Graham and brown, code number 15018.

Answer This Question
What Breed Is My Puppy?
Answer This Question
Value of Murphy Cedar Chest
Answer This Question
Table Mat Backing Melted on Table

I put hot dishes on what appeared to be cork-backed table mats and the heat has gone through and burnt the table plus left the backing attached to it. It is a wooden table, mahogany colour - now with a rough surface and burn mark.

Read 1 Answer
Buying Terra Cotta Flower Pots

I am looking for terra cotta pots 8" to 12" without a rim around the top. Any ideas?

Answer This Question
Growing a Wisteria Vine from Cuttings

I have access to a plant that is at least 40' long and it climbed up and on top of a mobile home. How do I take cuttings and start rooting? I have the OK to do what it takes. Do I try and dig till I get roots or any ideas including when? I am in 8b to tell you my seasons. Any and all suggestions appreciated.

Answer This Question
Financial Power of Attorney Responsibilities

I have taken care of my mother's finances since my dad passed away 21 years ago. Only recently I became POA for her finances. I was told that I have to account for all checks made out to me. Do I need to go back 21 years or just as far as when I became financial POA?

Read 1 Answer
14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 and I am a sporty kind of girl and so are my friends, but we also like to go four wheeler riding. I'm not sure what to do and I need help.

Read 1 Answer
Living Room Curtain Color Advice

I have goldish tan living room walls, an off white couch and a navy blue chair. I am looking for some grommett type curtains to go with this, but am having a hard time.

Answer This Question
What Breed is My Dog?
Answer This Question
Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potatoes
Make This Recipe
Gum Tree Removal

I have a 70 plus foot gum tree in Charleston, SC that needs to come down. Would that be good for firewood? If so, any idea who to contact to remove this tree?

Answer This Question
Cleaning Floor Tiles With Ammonia

I have grey floor tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. They are looking dull. Is ammonia good to clean floor tiles?

Read 1 Answer
Treating Sensitive Teeth
Read This Tip
Bracelet to Fix Broken Camera Hinge
Read This Tip
Sadie Mae (Jack Russel Terrier)
Check Out This Photo
Save Marker Caps as Replacements
Read This Tip
Paper Clip as Masking Tape Marker
Read 1 Feedback
Smothered Pork Chops
Make This Recipe
Sharing Living Expenses

My boyfriend and I have been together for 18 months. He is 37 and I am 46. He was separated when we met and is now nearing the end of a very expensive divorce. He is from India and I am American.

Read 3 Answers
Sissy (Border Collie)
Check Out This Photo
Wall Colour for Visitor Bedroom
Answer This Question
Maytag Epic Washer Error Code F02

My Maytag Epic washing machine keeps flashing F 02 error code even after I cleaned out the filter. What is the next thing I can check for this?

Read 1 Answer
Micro-Pedi for Calluses

I am type 2 diabetic and bought an Emjoi Micro-Pedi foot file. It has been a relief. I find that if I soak my feet in hot water with a 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and then use the micro-pedi while my feet are not quite dry but mostly dry, I can get most of them off.

Read This Tip
Cleaning Silk Plants

I don't understand what ya'll are saying about using salt to clean artificial plants.

Read 1 Answer
Getting Rid of Musty Smell in Basement

How do you get rid of a musty smell in the basement?

Read 1 Answer
Dog Peeing Inside

My dog, Yogi, is 3 yrs old. He has been with me since he was 1 and a half. Although we bring him outdoors 3 times a day he is still peeing in the house randomly. Please help with some possible solutions, as I fear my hubby is getting fed up with his actions and I'm afraid he wants to give him up for adoption.

Read 2 Answers
Name Ideas for Graphic Design Business

I am going to start a new business. I will be doing promotion, graphic designing, printing, and advertisement with innovative ideas and creative skills. Please suggest a unique and catchy name.

Answer This Question
Garage Ceiling Light Not Working

We have two lights in our garage ceiling. They are on the same switch. We put new light bulbs in one and now the light will not work. The other light on the same switch still works.

Answer This Question
Feeding a Dog After Dental Surgery

My dog had dental surgery. What can I give her that is soft and mushy, that she will eat? So far she won't eat her mashed dog food.

Answer This Question
Bedroom Drape Color Advice

I have white walls, a light tan headboard, and blue and white comforter with a little design in the center. I am trying to find a coordinating color for the drapes. I thought maybe yellow or green. I hate to stick with white.

Answer This Question
Repairing a Wall Heater

My father's house has a wall heater and chandelier on the same circuit. I came over and I heard a sound, like bacon on the stove, coming from the wall heater. I don't know year or model, but it looks older than 30 years. I shut off the breaker to the circuit, but don't know what to do next?

Answer This Question
Curtain Color Advice

I have pink and brown walls in my living room. What color curtains would look best?

Answer This Question
Removing Hair Dye from Carpet and Chair

My daughter got her hair dyed dark red and there is some that has gotten on the carpet and a wooden chair. Can you tell me what to use to remove the stain if it's possible? Many thanks.

Answer This Question
Cleaning Soap Out of Plastic Containers

There are a lot of great ideas for reusing the plastic soap containers, but how do you get the sudsy soap, like liquid laundry soap, rinsed out completely from the plastic container? I have tried hot and cold water and did this several times and there is always still suds.

Answer This Question
Setting Fabric Dye

My daughter bought a material school bag from a surf shop. It is yellow. The problem is that from sweating, the yellow from the straps has come onto her white school shirt. How will I stop the yellow dye from the bag staining her shirt?

Read 1 Answer
Canned Chili Too Spicy Hot

How do I tone down canned spicy hot chili? I didn't realize I had bought hot spicy canned chili and now I'm stuck with all these cans of chili that I can't eat due to stomach problems I have.

Read 1 Answer
Curtain Color Advice

I have a living room that contains 3 colors: olive green, burgundy, and beige gold. My rug has the same colors, my wall is a very light green; it looks gray sometimes. What color should I do for the curtains?

Answer This Question
Removing Digital Printing from Jar Tops

So how does everyone remove the digital writing, sell-by dates, etc. from the tops of jars? It's fairly easy to get if off the glass with a dry brush scrub. What I'm talking about is the caps. I have tried lots of things. Alcohol did not work.

Read 1 Answer
Loaf Size for Welbilt ABM300 Bread Machine

What size loaf does this machine make? 1 lb or 1 1/2 lb?

Read 1 Answer
Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

I've been receiving Social Security survivor benefits for my daughter. She turned 18 this month and her school sent in the forms. She's a full time student in the 9th grade. They sent in papers that I signed saying that all the benefits are used for her. Will they send a check in her name?

Read 1 Answer
Donating Fabric

We have our mother's fabric to donate. There are 15 boxes. There are some nice pieces; as we are from Pennsylvania we have wool, knit jersey, and some cottons. We are looking to donate in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Answer This Question
Graduation/Army Basic Training Send Off Party

My son is graduating from high school and 2 weeks later leaving for army basic training. This is happening in May. We are having one big party for both as that will be easier. The party will be at a boat club with both inside and outside seating. I need help with decorations, food, pretty much everything.

Answer This Question
What Is My Puppies' Breed?
Read 1 Answer
Keeping a Wedding Guest List Small

My grandson is marrying a sweet, shy young lady from another state who is planning a very small wedding; as a matter of fact her guest list adds up to 15 people. Economic issues and the fact that her family is uncomfortable with large gatherings underlie these plans.

Read 1 Answer
Cooktop Cleaner for Bathtub Stains
Read This Tip
Changing the Belt on a Nelco Sewing Machine

I want to change the belt on a Nelco A-509-3 sewing machine I picked up at a thrift store. I threaded the machine, but when I try to sew on it, it moves very slowly even with my foot all the way down on the pedal. I'm thinking that the belt might be slipping if it's dried out.

Answer This Question
Removing Cigarette Odor from Coach Purse

How do I get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a Coach bag?

Read 1 Answer
Removing Professional Paint-on Logos

How do I remove professional paint on logos?

Answer This Question
14th Birthday Party

I live in England and I'm almost 14. I don't live near a beach and I'm only inviting 2 of my closest friends. I have no idea what to do. They are sleeping over on the night, but I don't know what do in the day. Any ideas? We are open to any ideas.

Answer This Question
Load
More