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 ...

How to Bring Your Financial Life Online

We’re living life online. We invite friends to parties, store our family photo albums, buy clothes and yes, print coupons, all from the Internet. But even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes with a risk, the truth is, you could be more at risk sending a bill payment by snail mail then you Read more ...

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Toss it, Recycle it.

Spring-cleaning is about a lot more than wiping windows and mopping floors. It’s also about dealing with all the extra “stuff” that so quickly accumulates in your home. Sometimes it’s easier to get rid of things if you know it will go to good use, as opposed to a landfill. Here are some tips for recycling your spring clean clutter: Put clothes on the curb. Too often the clothes we intend Read more ...

Is this really the #1 Cleaning Hack on Pinterest?

This cleaning hack has been all over Pinterest: But does this really work on very tough soap scum? A friend raved it cleaned her shower like magic. Another claimed it cleans her shower easier than anything she has ever tried. We decided to put it to the test. A really tough test. I recently purchased a fixer upper home that had been owned by a male who kinda generally cleaned the house Read more ...

The Non-Fan’s Guide to March Madness

What you Need to Know About B-ball, Bracketology and The Big Dance It’s the middle of March, which signals to basketball fans everywhere, it’s time for some Madness. March Madness, to be exact. March 16 (this Sunday) signals the beginning of March Madness, the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship. For fans of the tournament, it can mean office pools, laboring over brackets Read more ...