6 Tips for Moving Overseas

6 Tips for Moving Overseas

WARNING: While I hope these tips will be helpful, I have to admit I’m writing them BEFORE we’ve actually moved, maybe once we’re over there I’ll realize some better ways to do it (or more likely…how NOT to do it). “Okay kids! Go over to our 5 packed up boxes for a picture!” Ah yes…cute [...]

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10 Ways to Cut Back on Non-Food Grocery Items

10 Ways to Cut Back on Non-Food Grocery Items

Last month my goal was to spend $50 or less on toiletries, but I ended up spending over $140. So I thought brainstorming some ways that I currently save and some that I’d like to start saving in this area would help. For me I lump toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent ingredients, [...]

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Cereal Box Cookbook Holder

Cereal Box Cookbook Holder

You’ve probably seen this done before, if not just google it and you’ll find lots of pictures on the internet of people turning their cereal boxes into a fashionable magazine, book or paper holder.       This post is linked at A Blossoming Life and The Frugal Girls.

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Last Day of Clutter Busting Challenge!

Last Day of Clutter Busting Challenge!

I got rid of 7 cards as my final day of the May Clutter Busting Challenge. Here’s the things I photographed before getting rid of them (and there’s plenty more I didn’t take a picture of):          

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Tool Organizer Made from Trash!

Tool Organizer Made from Trash!

Cameron’s been organizing his mechanic tools and was going to buy an organizer for about $15, but then decided to make one instead from cardboard from the trash! He spent about $10 buying spray paint, so the project only saved about $5, but the cool part is it only used a little paint, so we [...]

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Decluttering Day #4

Decluttering Day #4

Okay so I’ve been busy and skipped a day and on top of that I only have 6 items to report instead of 7. Bottom sheet – I’m actually really sad about getting rid of this. When I left home my parents bought me a new pair of sheets and sent this pair as an [...]

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DIY Key Holder

DIY Key Holder

Key holders are my best friend! I think I would lose keys every day if it wasn’t for having one hanging at the front door. When we moved, we got rid of the one we had, but never fear! Cameron came to the rescue! He went outside and found some wood and sticks just lying [...]

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A First World Problem...

A First World Problem…

Our plan when we move is to take all of our things with us in and on top of our Honda CRV. The other night we pulled out our tubs to see how many we could fit in the car, and we were trying to figure out the best way to pack. Sitting in our [...]

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Randomness About Trips and Possesions

It’s been a busy week! We’ve been out of town 2 times and I was reminded that: When going on trips it really is a lot cheaper to get your snacks and drinks at a grocery store rather than gas stations. Case in point, we bought a gallon of drinking water for 88 cents at [...]

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Frugal or Hoarding?

Frugal or Hoarding?

After reading my post on Gift Wrapping Alternatives, a reader asked me where I kept all of my wrapping stuff, which reminded me of a post I had thought about writing a long time ago and forgot about. I first started thinking about it when reading The Complete Tightwad Gazette which talks about this very [...]

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