How to Save Money on Organic Food

It’s a question many of us ask ourselves every time we walk into a grocery store: buy organic or go with the less expensive conventional option. It’s a tough call and the best answer might be to find some middle ground. Spend your organic dollars where it really counts and get educated about what organic means. That way you can make grocery store decisions that make sense for your wallet and Read more ...

5 Home Remedies You Can Create with Honey

For centuries, honey has been used in home remedies to treat colds and a whole host of other issues. Scientists have found that some types can actually kill germs that resist antibiotics. In some countries, certain grades are sold at the pharmacy as medication. Honey possesses antibacterial properties, along with antioxidants, minerals and important vitamins. If you want to save money, create Read more ...

9 Steps to Getting Your Family Organized, and Keeping Them that Way

Keeping your family organized is no easy task. From personal experience, I can say that career, home, kids and trying to fit a workout in once in awhile is a challenge. I have found that putting a few family organization systems into place can save you a lot of time and headaches. And more time coupled with less headaches creates a better life! Here are 9 ways to keep track of everyone and everything: 1. Read more ...

How to Give Your Roof a Spring Inspection

Whether there's a polar vortex, an unusually cold winter, or a lot of rain, Mother Nature takes her toll on your roof. A spring roof inspection can help you assess winter's effect on your roof, chimney, vents and gutters. What can Happen 1. Snow and ice can put extra pressure on roof shingles, possibly causing them to crack. Shingles can also bend under the weight, forcing them apart from Read more ...

5 Easy, At-Home Hacks with Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is a staple in most kitchens for cooking and storing food, but did you know this recyclable material can be used for other surprising household tasks as well? 1. Get Rid of Rust Nothing ruins the shiny appeal of chrome like rust spots. You could have the rust professionally removed, but that is expensive. Instead, try using a sheet of aluminum foil lubricated with a bit of water Read more ...

5 Simple Ways to Clean with Lemon

Lemons are nature's gift to a household. Lemon juice keeps prepared foods like guacamole and chopped lettuce fresh, acts as a disinfectant for cuts and scrapes and has numerous cleaning uses. Keep your Cookware & Countertops Clean Two easily stained surfaces in many kitchens are copper and marble. Copper oxidizes, giving way to frequent stains, and the porous nature of marble makes it hang Read more ...

How to Save Coupons to Passbook

Passbook is your mobile wallet. It’s a designated spot on your phone where you can store loyalty cards, gift cards, coupons, and more – all in one place. Not only can it lighten the load in your real wallet, but it can get you organized so you never miss a deal again. After all, we never leave home without our phones, so now we never have to worry about forgetting our coupons or loyalty cards. Who Read more ...

5 Reasons I’d Rather Give up Chocolate than Baking Soda

You love chocolate. You need chocolate. But as a working (or not) mom on a budget, you need baking soda more. Why? Read on to find out the top five reasons why baking soda is essential to your life as a mother, a homemaker, and a coupon clipper. 1. Baking soda cleans almost anything, even the kitchen sink Once a week, sprinkle a cup of baking soda up and down the sides of the sink. Let Read more ...