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I am a mother of seven children.I homeschool 4 of my youngest.I love to read,and write.I am passionate about saving money.I think society wastes so much,and we need to change that.I love all the tips on thrifty fun it is a great site!

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Terra Cotta Clay Pot Gumball Machine

Terra Cotta Clay Pot Gumball MachineThese are really cute gift ideas and look cute on your kitchen counter. Very cheap to do.

 

A paper plate with detachable mixers pushed through, as a splash guard.

Use Paper Plate As Mixer Splash GuardWhen you're using your mixer, sometimes things tend to splash around. Put a hole in a paper plate. Put your beaters through the hole, to protect from messes.

 

Eggs being cracked into a bowl.

How To Freeze EggsYou can freeze eggs by cracking them open and mixing them well. Then just put the mixed eggs in ice trays and freeze. Two cubes is equal to one egg. Then just take them out as you need them.

 

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Shake And Pour PancakesI love this idea it makes it much easier when making pancakes. It also costs less.

 

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DIY Bleach Gel PenIn a saucepan, add 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch to 1 cup of water. Stir until dissolved. Place mixture on the stove and stir until it comes to a boil. Turn off stove. The mix will become really thick.

 

Use a Sponge to Clean In Tight Spaces

Use a Sponge to Clean In Tight SpacesI use sponges cut into squares to clean the fan, wire racks, etc. I also use them for cleaning the heating vents. I cut the sponge with scissors into squares, cutting most of the way through the sponge.

 

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Oatmeal Shower BagThese little bags are great for your skin. You can also hand them out as party favours for adults.

 

2-liter bottle holding pasta

Pop Bottle for Measuring Pasta...I use a plastic Coke bottle to get the perfect size portion of pasta. For adults, use a 2 liter plastic bottle, fill it until there is no room left at the mouth of the bottle. This will give you a nice hearty portion, and you won't waste anything.

 

Old Binder Rings for Kitchen Storage

Old Binder Rings for Kitchen StorageI know we have a few old binders that were falling apart from use. I decided to pull the binder ring part out and use for hanging stuff in the kitchen. They already have holes in them so it was easy to hang. You could also spray paint them.

 

Bottom of flip flop with tag.

Bread Tag for Broken Flip FlopI could have used this tip so many times, I have broken so many flip flops. Next time you do just attach a bread tag onto the bottom of your shoe, it will hold it in place.

 

Lemons in a bag

Lemon DeodorantI have been reading alot of stuff about deodorants and how they clog your lymph system. They are also full of aluminum. I decided to try lemon. I was a little skeptical at first but it works.

 

DIY face brightener

DIY Face BrightenerMix 1/2 oz. of apple cider vinegar with 4 oz. of mineral water. Finely crush 5 plain aspirin, then add to the mixture. Apply to your face, in areas where you have acne, rough skin, or enlarged pours. Keep the mixture in your fridge for up to 1 month.

 

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A rainbow over some fields.

Country Meets CityWhen I was five, we would travel from Hamilton to Roebuck to see my dad's parents. We loved it there, even though there was no running water or any thing fancy. There was a built in toilet, like an outside outhouse. I remember my aunt carrying the pail to dump, she hated it.

 

A park with a floral display in the center of the driveway.

Being Frugal Can Be Hard WorkBeing frugal can be hard work for some people. I find it very satisfying and fun. Doing things to save money is better than doing nothing. You must be realistic. You have to have an open mind to accept new ideas. If you do nothing, you will accomplish nothing.

 

A box of baking soda and borax.

Dry Laundry Soap for Twenty Dollars a YearBuy these ingredients at the dollar store. You will only need 2 tablespoons per load of laundry. First grate your soap, then mix all ingredients together. I used two garbage bags doubled up.

 

Dad Helping His Daughter get Ready for School

Being Organized for School MorningsThe first thing you need to do is eliminate the mad scramble of the morning rush. You need to be organized and be prepared ahead of time. I will give you some great tips to avoid the morning chaos.

 

Miniature Wreaths - wreaths and silver snowflakes on silver tree

Mason Jar Ring Miniature WreathsI made three mini wreaths to hang on the tree using mason jar lids.

 

Gumball Machine Ornament

Gumball Machine OrnamentThis is a really cute ornament for the tree and also make nice stocking stuffers.

 

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