Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free FurnitureBuying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Finding Free Laptops for StudentsAlthough there are definitely active scams regarding free laptops, there are some legitimate programs through which students and others may qualify for a free laptop. This is a page about finding free laptops for students.
Recycling Old TrophiesYou can recycle those old, unwanted, dusty trophies cluttering up your closet. This is a page about recycling old trophies.
Uses for Metal Coffee CansThese containers can be used for storing things and a variety of crafts. This page is about uses for metal coffee cans.
Finding Agencies to Help After a House FireA house or apartment fire is devastating. Coping with the aftermath can be easier if you have assistance. This is a page about finding agencies to help after a house fire.
Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesYou can save money using coffee filters or paper towels to make your own handy disinfecting wipes. This is a page about making your own disinfectant wipes.
Recycling Used Cat LitterWhile there are widely differing opinions regarding the recycling of used cat litter, some pet owners have found some acceptable methods. This is a page about recycling used cat litter.
Uses for Old Garden HoseBefore throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a page about uses for old garden hose.
Free Computer Training for Senior CitizensNew technology can sometimes make an older person feel left behind. However, there are opportunities for getting free training to help you keep up with the latest computer hardware and software. This page offers some suggestions for finding free computer training for senior citizens.
Donating Fabric to CharityWhen cleaning out your fabric stash, consider donating the fabric you can't use to charity. This is a page about donating fabric to charity.
Locating Free TiresSave old tires from the landfill by putting them to a variety of uses around the home and yard. This is a page about locating free tires.
Charities To Help Someone Whose House Burned DownAfter the stress and lost resulting from a house fire can come the need for temporary assistance with clothing, housing, and more. This is a page about charities to help someone whose house burned down.
Selling Pop TabsThis is a page about selling pop tabs. Aluminum pop tabs may have some monetary value if you find a crafter or recycling center that will buy them.
Name Ideas for a Senior Citizen GroupGroups and clubs are a great way to get folks together for outings. This page provides suggestions for naming a senior citizen's group.
Getting Fabric Donations for Charity ProjectsThis is a page about getting fabric donations for charity projects. Whether you are working on making quilts for sick children or teaching poor members of the community to sew, donated fabric will help move your project along.
Donating Old Greeting CardsThis is a page about donating old greeting cards. Certain charities, schools, and other organizations collect used greeting cards for fundraising activities and crafts.
Donating Hotel ToiletriesThis is a page about donating hotel toiletries. After a trip, many of us find that we have a small collection of hotel toiletries.
Getting Rid of Old TVsThis is a page about getting rid of old TVs. TVs contain materials that are harmful to the environment and need to be disposed of properly. It can be difficult and expensive to get rid of them.
Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsWater and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a page about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.
Locating a Half SiblingFinding long lost relatives can be a challenge and often requires professional help. This is a page about locating a half sibling.
Determining Fair Market Value of DonationsThis is a page about determining fair market value for donations. When making donations to charitable organizations of clothing, furniture, and more you need to determine their value for tax purposes.
Living on Very Little MoneyIf you are low on money living frugally is an imperative. Use these thrifty ideas to help get you through times when money is short. This is a page about living with very little money.
What Agencies Give Laptops to Veterans?This is a page about finding agencies that give laptops to veterans. There are numerous services that Veterans can utilize after they are out of the military. The best way to find out more information is to contact the Veterans Administration.
Recipes for Feeding People at a Homeless ShelterHomeless shelters generously feed many people a day. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to cook for a large crowd. Check out these tips and recipes for feeding people at a soup kitchen.
Makeshift Bathtub and Sink Stopper IdeasSometimes you may need some help closing a drain outlet. This page contains makeshift bathtub and sink stopper ideas.
Grandchildren Ungrateful for GiftsIt can be hurtful to give a gift that it not acknowledged or seemingly appreciated. There are several ways to handle this either directly or indirectly. This is a page about grandchildren ungrateful for gifts.
Saving Money on Packing MaterialsThis page is about saving money on packing materials. Safely packing the items you want to send or move, doesn't have to cost you anything.
Toilet Paper Tube Seedling PotsA great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a page about toilet paper tube seedling pots.
Recycling Prescription BottlesIf you or a family member takes medication on a regular basis, empty prescription bottles can add up quickly. Make sure they don't end up in the landfill by recycling the bottles. This is a page about recycling prescription bottles.
Using Leftover Pieces of SoapThis page is about using leftover pieces of soap. Before you throw away those soap bar slivers, consider ways that they can be used up.
Senior Discount Day at the GoodwillBe sure to get all the discounts that your years on the planet have awarded you. This is a page about senior discount day at the Goodwill.
Saving Money on Quilt BattingThis page is about saving money on quilt batting. New batting for your quilting project can be expensive.
Disposing of Old TiresThis page is about disposing of old tires. Finding a way to get rid of old tires where they can be useful and without having to pay, is the best.
Reusing EnvelopesThis is a page about reusing envelopes. We often have a stack of envelopes from bills and advertising; reuse them rather than discarding.
Making a Footstool from Juice CansThis page is about making a footstool from juice cans. An interesting way to recycle tin cans is to make furniture.
Using Leftover Candle WaxMelted wax from the very end of candles can be repurposed in many ways. Find ways to use your leftover candle wax or share your own ideas here.
Rain Barrels for Practically FreeBy asking around at various businesses you may be able to find suitable plastic barrels to make your own rain barrels for little or no cost. This is a page about rain barrels for practically free.
Reuse Glass Candle Holders As GlassesI found that once a candle, for example, Glade, has been used and there is the left over amount of wax in the glass, that they can be used as nice drinking glasses for orange juice or even that evening mixed drink with ice.
What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?This is a page about what is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW. The ability to join either the American Legion or VFW, is dependent on where and when you served in the military. Additionally, Merchant Marines can join the American Legion but not the VFW. Here is more detailed information about the criteria for joining both.
Reusing Plastic Coffee CansGround coffee can now be found in reusable plastic containers with a tight fitting lid and handle. They are perfect for storage and crafts. This is a page about reusing plastic coffee cans.
Can You Refill Plug-in Air Fresheners?This is a page about can you refill plug-in air fresheners?. You may be able to refill plug-in fresheners with your favorite scents.
Getting All the Lotion Out of a BottleThis page is about getting all the lotion out of a bottle. Being able to use the very last of the lotion can be a challenge.
Reusing Laundry Detergent BottlesBefore throwing that sturdy detergent bottle into the trash, you can consider ways to use it for something else. This page is about reusing laundry detergent bottles.
Donating Used Stuffed AnimalsThis page is about donating used stuffed animals. It's good to give those extra stuffed friends a new purpose for someone who may need a buddy to hold.
Uses for Old Washer Drum TubsThis is a page about uses for old washer drum tubs. When your clothes washing machine is not worth repairing, there may be another use for the tub.
Donating Single ShoesThis page is about donating single shoes. Some companies make sample shoes for just one foot. They may be of use to some amputees.
Uses for Old EncyclopediasOutdated encyclopedias are not necessarily worthless, get creative and repurpose or craft something using these sturdy books. This page contains uses for old encyclopedias.
Uses for Old or Unwanted LipstickThis is a page about uses for old or unwanted lipstick. Many of us have a collection of lipstick tubes rolling around in a drawer. Perhaps they are nearly empty or the color is unflattering.
Disposing of Lamp Oil ProperlyThe type of oil used in your lamp and the local recycling and waste regulations will help determine the best way to dispose of the oil. This is a page about disposing of lamp oil properly.
Uses for Magnetic TapeThis page contains uses for magnetic tapes. While most video, music, and computer backup tapes are rarely used any more, there are ways to repurpose this material.
Our Throwaway SocietyIt always amazes me how much other people throw away. I did not grow up with much, and I always took very good care of whatever I had, as I knew my parents worked very hard for it. I thought I set an excellent example for my children, until the other day.
Abandoned Duck NestSometimes you may find what appears to be an abandoned duck nest. This is a page about an abandoned duck nest.
Uses for Baby OilBaby oil is mineral oil with added fragrance and can be used for nearly any purpose that regular mineral oil could be used. This page contains uses for baby oil.
Uses for Empty Tissue BoxesThis page is about uses for empty tissue boxes. Before discarding that kleenex box you may want to consider some of these ideas.
Dealing With a Verbally Abusive SpouseThis is a page about dealing with a verbally abusive spouse. Verbal abuse can be very damaging in a relationship.
Frugal Living Lessons from the Great DepressionThis is a page about frugal living lessons from the Great Depression. There are many useful lessons that can be learned from how people lived during the Great Depression.
Free Home Renovation AdviceUnfortunately there are many families and individuals who can not afford to make necessary renovations to their homes. This is a page with free home renovation advice.
Recycling StyrofoamThis is a page about recycling Styrofoam. While many municipalities do not allow Styrofoam containers, peanuts, or blocks in the curbside recycling bins it can often be recycled elsewhere.
Reusing Candle JarsThis is a page about reusing candle jars. Once the candle is burned down, the jar that it came in can be used for a variety of things around the home.
Finding Empty Wine BottlesWine bottles have been used in crafts and other projects for years. Finding a source for the empty bottles can be a bit of a challenge at times. This is a page about finding empty wine bottles.
Uses for Plastic Grocery BagsThis is a page about uses for plastic grocery bags. Reusing plastic grocery bags is a great way to help the environment and reduce trash in the landfills. There are many ways you can reuse these bags that can help save you money.
Writing a Brief Community Service Congratulatory SpeechI need help with a short sentence congratulating a person receiving a community service award.
Uses for Old WatchesThis is a page about uses for old watches. Old watches can be used in many ways even after they are no longer reliable timepieces.
Getting Free Shoe BoxesFrom storage to crafts, shoeboxes can used for all sorts of things. If you can get them for free, even better! This is a page about getting free shoe boxes.
Gravesite Decoration IdeasThis page is about gravesite decoration ideas. When honoring your loved ones by adorning their last resting place, you need to follow the gravesite rules.
Nursing Home Games IdeasGames are a great way to engage senior citizens in nursing homes. This page contains fun game ideas for nursing home residents.
Moving a Pigeon EggSometimes birds will choose a nesting site that is dangerous for their eggs or simply in the wrong spot around your home. Some research can help to successfully move the nest and egg(s) and prevent similar nesting in the future. This page offers some helpful suggestions for moving a pigeon egg.
Uses for an Old Golf BagThis is a page about uses for an old golf bag. No longer golf, or maybe you found a great bargain at a yard sale for an empty golf bag.
Uses for Prescription BottlesOld prescription bottles can come in handy for sorting, storage and craft projects. The come in a variety of sizes and it's not hard to find a use for them around the house. This is a page about uses for prescription bottles.
Current Price for Recycling Can TabsUnless you have thousands of them, can tabs have very little value. If you have enough tabs they can be sold by weight for their value as aluminum. This is a page about price for recycling can tabs.
Uses for Fishing LineThis page contains uses for fishing line. A sturdy plastic string that can be helpful for a variety of things.
Reusing Spice BottlesThis page is about reusing spice bottles. The small jars that spices are sold in can be repurposed for a variety of things.
Reviving Dry Erase MarkersYou might be able to extend the life of that dry erase marker. This is a page about reviving dry erase markers.
Reusing File FoldersThis is a page about reusing file folders. Don't throw away your used file folders; there are many fun and practical ways to recycle and reuse them.
Uses for Laundry Detergent CapsThis is a page about uses for laundry detergent caps. When you finish a bottle of laundry detergent, consider saving the cap. Those durable plastic caps can be put to use in many different ways.
Stretching Liquid Hand SoapThis is a page about stretching liquid hand soap. Stretching the liquid hand soap you use is one way to cut household expenses.
Recycling a MotorhomeThis is a page about recycling motorhome. If you have an old motorhome that you want to get rid of, you can make some money by scrapping it. Give your local salvage yard a call, for more information.
Living a Frugal LifestyleThis is a page about living a frugal lifestyle. Frugality in your life may be a choice or a way of life made necessary by financial circumstances.
Reusing Cleaner Spray BottlesCleaner spray bottles may be reused if they can be thoroughly cleaned and are appropriate for the new liquid you use them for. This is a page about reusing cleaner spray bottles.
Urbanite (Recycled Concrete) Craft ProjectsThis is a page about urbanite (recycled concrete) craft projects. Recycled concrete from sidewalks and other sources, also known as urbanite, can be reused in a number of ways, including garden wall building.
Recycling TipsThis is a page about recycling tips. Recycling is an important step that we all need to take in order to keep our planet healthy and clean. Making recycling easy and even fun will make your efforts even more effective.
Housing Assistance for Disabled VeteransThis page is about housing assistance for disabled veterans. There are government agencies and nonprofit organizations to help our disabled servicemen in need of housing.
Making Replacement Pads for a SwifferThis is a page about making replacement pads for a Swiffer. You can make these pads; even wash and reuse them to save you money on buying the disposable ones.
Uses for Shoe BoxesThis is a page about uses for shoe boxes. Save money and reuse your empty shoe boxes, there are so many ways you can.
Uses for Parmesan Cheese ContainersThis is a page about uses for Parmesan cheese containers. Give your cheese containers a second chance at life.
Recycling Political Campaign SignsOnce the election is over there are ways to reuse the signs. This page is about recycling political campaign signs.
Living Better With LessThis is a page about living better with less. Whether by choice or financial circumstance, we are sometimes required to make do with less. Surprisingly, this change in life style can be a very good thing.
Ideas for Repurposing BlanketsThis is a page about ideas for repurposing or reusing blankets and comforters. Many types of outdated or worn linens can be repurposed or reused for crafts and other household needs.
Thrifty Living Could Mean EverythingThrifty living does not mean you have to avoid the good and healthy things that cost a lot. Sometimes, it also means self discipline. For me, policies are indeed useful for disciplining myself.
Finding Free Yarn for Charity ProjectsIn order to make scarves, hats, mittens, blankets, and other items for a variety of charities, donations of supplies are a necessity. This is a page about finding free yarn for charity projects.
Uses for Altoid Candy or Mint TinsThis is a page about uses for Altoid candy or mint tins. Altoid tins beg to be reused for crafts or storage.
Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.
Sell Empty Ink CartridgesIs there a place that will pay for empty ink cartridges?
Uses for Old CalendarsThis page contains uses for old calendars. Many times last year's calendar have pictures that you like.
Dealing with Relatives Who Come Over UnannouncedUninvited guests, especially family members, can put you in an awkward position. It can be hard to define the need for privacy and general courtesy to your relatives. This is a page about dealing with relatives who come over unannounced.
Moving Duck EggsWhether they are your pets or just a nest of eggs that need to be moved, moving duck eggs can be a tricky endeavor, but it can be done. This page is about moving duck eggs.
Never Too Late to Continue Your EducationI spent a good part of my life working a job I did not enjoy. I did enjoy it when I was hired, but the duty I did was phased out to contractors. By that time, I had 20 years in and needed 30 to retire, so I did another 10 years and stuck it out.
Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird BathThe neighbor's cat knocked the bowl off of my bird bath and broke it in two. Any ideas for the stand that is left?
Donating Wire HangersThis is a page about donating wire hangers. Clothes taken to the cleaners are returned on wire hangers. If you have a stash of them that you can't find a use for consider donating them.
Uses for Styrofoam Meat TraysThis is a page about uses for Styrofoam meat trays. Reusing Styrofoam packaging helps keep it out of the landfill. There are a variety of uses for the trays used for packing meat.
Burning Healthier CandlesThis is a page about burning healthier candles. Many candles contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
The Most Frugal Of All, Free MemoriesWhat is your earliest memory? I will tell you three of mine as I don't know which is earliest. When I was little, the house was not heated past bed time. If the temperature was 10 degrees outside, it was 10 degrees inside, not long after we all went to bed.
Living on a BudgetMy boyfriend and I live in Southeastern KY. We are both disabled and living on disability. We have to budget everything, from electricity to groceries, every month. We are members of several store loyalty programs that automatically apply coupons to your purchase, which helps a lot. You can also use clip coupons along with that to add extra savings.
Jeannie Rollins ~ Frugality Without ChoiceMost of us have hard times now and then. Some of us have not just hard times but hard lives. Sometimes we all need something to jolt us back to reality. To a perspective from which we can see ' things really aren't as bad as they seem'. Some have it much worse than you.
Snow White Squirrel (UK)I saw this snow white squirrel in a country park next to my house.
A Green Frugal LifeI've always been a frugal person, following in my Grandma's footsteps. She survived the Depression yet fed her family well. Even a teaspoon of leftover corn at dinner was put in a homemade soup. Pastry scraps were made into the most delicious treats, spread with either cinnamon sugar or jam, then rolled, baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar. From her, we learned how to make delicious meals cheaply.
Folding Plastic Grocery BagsIn 1987, when I first started picking up roadside litter, I asked my friend to save me her Wal-mart bags. She brought them to me in a Wal-Mart bag and all of them were neatly folded. This is where I got the idea of folding my bags. Using these bags, I would stuff my pockets with over 20 bags and walk a mile and pick up the litter, filling the bags as I walked. I never ran out of bags.
Don't Use Plastic BagsI'm posting this information as a plea for our environment. Please check this link and you will see how our using plastic shopping bags is hurting our world, our wildlife, and poisoning our environment.
Making the Most of Your Scented CandlesThis video shows you some great ideas about what to do with leftover candle wax.
How to Make a Recycled Lid Push-along ToyHere is an easy craft you can do with your kids, and they can play with it afterward!
DIY Recycled Magazine OrganizerThis video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.
Rain Barrel SystemHere is a video that shows you to make you own rain barrel system for harvesting rain water.
Reviving Dried Up MarkersTry reviving your dried up markers before thawing them out. Check out this video and learn how we did it.
Potato Hand WarmersPierce either a white or sweet potato a few times and microwave until cooked. You can wrap in aluminum foil and give it to your kids (or even adults) to put in their pockets or their gloved hands to serve as handwarmers when outside in the winter for a while.
Propping a Refrigerator Door OpenIf your refrigerator door keeps closing on your head while you are trying to put groceries away or remove food for lunch, this page contains a tip for an inexpensive temporary fix.
From Freezer's Floor to Garden's DoorTransform wooden freezer floor grates into an integral part of your garden. They make excellent fencing and trellises. Learn how with this step by step tutorial.
Repurpose Charcoal from Spent Water Filter CartridgesThis page offers some good suggestions of repurposing the charcoal from your water filter cartridges. One way to use it is to add to your cat's litterbox.
Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesIt's easy to make your own disinfectant wipes at home. These are great when the stores are selling out because of the Coronavirus. It's also a convenient way to refill wipe containers so you can get more uses out of them.
Finding My SisterAfter the death of my dad, my mother invited me over for dinner, it was then she told me the story of how I was adopted and how they couldn't adopt my sister too because they had only planned to have one child, so they left my sister behind.
Finding Free Beds for Low Income FamiliesWhere can low income families get beds and mattress sets in the Washington DC area?
Donating a Bed and Mattress SetI have a free queen size wood bed frame and almost new mattress w/box spring to give to a needy family or individual. The frame is not new, but in good condition.
Recycling Old TrophiesI'm looking to clean out the attic and get rid of old trophies and plaques.
Picking Between Two GuysI'm dating this guy (Jimmy) and he's my one true love and I'm not sure if it's confirmed, but I kinda am into his best friend (Bob). I feel so guilty because I love Jimmy and liking Bob seems like my fault. I just feel so overwhelmed, stressed, and guilty. Can someone give me some advice, or reassurance, or tell me what I need to do or feel?
Telling Someone to Stop TextingI'm really confused. There's this guy, we're gonna call him Jim because I want to respect peoples' privacy. See a while back, Jim had a crush on me. I liked him back, but we didn't date. After a while, I stopped liking Jim. I realized the only reason I liked him was because my friend, we're gonna call her Stacy, liked Jim.
Caring for a Duck EggYesterday I found a single duck egg in my neighbor's backyard. He had been doing some yard work and there was no mother in sight. The egg was cold, so I brought the egg inside. I placed it in a small bowl thing with a dry washcloth around it in an old hermit crab cage. I placed the cage in a cupboard with a desk lamp hovering above it in the cupboard.