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Old 07-25-2003, 03:57 PM
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didnt have time to look at everyones resposne so i hope Im not repeating myself!!!


Take advantage of the freebie boards online

Do online surveys for money and gift certificates

Sign up to do point sites, they allow you to read mail and get pts and turn them in for gift certificates.

freeze left over can veggies on top of each other they make a great stew.

Make homemade baby wipes and dryer sheets

clip coupons and double coupon shop

Try an at home job on the side

Recycle cans(lol yes im thinking of everything)

Do refunds on the grocerys you buy.

ok the rest I do know people have already said . hope this helps Im a frugal my mom myself if you ever want to exchange ideas feel free to email me at [email protected]
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Old 07-25-2003, 04:32 PM
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Melissa - what great ideas!

I read one today that I thought was good, really frugal though! Scrub your veg's real clean before you peel them, then save the vege skins, onion and carrot ends (scrubbed), in a bag in the freezer. When you get a enough, boil them down for a vege broth.

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Old 07-28-2003, 05:58 AM
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Carol & Melissa-

Great Ideas. I'm glad you mentioned the veggie skins. I am going to be peeling carrots tonight to make coleslaw. Hmm, I wonder about the outside leaf's of the cabbage?

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Old 07-28-2003, 12:05 PM
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Outside leaves work in broth, too. Though the flavor can be a bit strong. If they're not too tough, you can use them in soup, too.

One thing I have done was to make a batch of homemade laundry soap. This was frugal, though some recipes I've seen I don't think would be. By the time you bought the stuff, you could just as easily have bought a jug of Tide and just used less than the recommeded amount. But I had the Borax, washing soda, and tons of soap ends so I figured I'd try it. Seems to be working! Saved the $$ for Tide that we really need elsewhere.
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Old 07-28-2003, 12:23 PM
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Mrs. Maniac-

Thanks for the tips. Here's a new one I just saw today.

Saving Money on Fabric Softener

2 cups cold water
1 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar

Place the baking soda in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar in, while it is bubbling add the cold water and mix. Put in a 1 litre bottle afterwards. Put ¼ cup of this mixture in the last rinse cycle of the wash. Make sure you shake the bottle beforehand to mix the baking soda into the liquid mixture every time you use it. From Frugal Living site.

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Old 07-29-2003, 07:14 AM
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Mrs Maniac, what is your recipe for laundry soap using soap end. I live in a small town & can never find fels naptha. I have soap ends tho.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:09 AM
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leftover veggie skins/peels

When I seen someone mention about the savings of veggie skins/peels, reminded me of the man who had a show ( west coast) Frugal Gourmet, which is no longer on the air. But he would always scoop all his veggie scrapings into a container which he had below the counter, then used it for soup stock.

Guess that's where he got his name of Frugal Gourmet.

I made beet jelly from beet juice and diet jello & some berry kool-aid yesterday, it turned out so good and will be great on pancakes /toast.

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Old 07-29-2003, 09:25 AM
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hm laundry soap

MKS--the recipe calls for 1 bar of soap, but I just substituted the pieces I had left over.

1 bar of pure soap(Ivory)
1 cup washing soda(not baking soda)
1/2 cup borax

Put soap in a bag and smash it with a hammer to break it up a bit. Dump it into a clean 5 gallon pail. Fill about 1/3 full of hot water. Let it sit for a while, mixing it once in a while to help the soap dissolve. Add more hot water until it's about 2/3 full, then add your borax and washing soda and stir. Use 1/2 to 1 cup of soap for each load.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:35 AM
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Joy - your beet jelly sounds good! Can you share the recipe?

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Old 07-29-2003, 09:43 AM
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Beet jelly

Beet jelly


3 cups beet juice, juice being used from 6 big beets, 1 pkg of sure jell pectin, 1 pkg of rasberry flavored sugar free jello, 1 pkg of berry kool-aid, 1/2 cup of equal.

Bring juice to boil, add sure jell, jello and kool aid. Then add equal.

Boil 3 minutes & put into jars, and keep in refrig,


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