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3-Ingredient DIY Liquid Laundry Soap That Works

A few weeks ago I decided to try another attempt at making my own DIY liquid laundry soap. I had actually tried another recipe a few years back with no success. It was so bad that my wife all but forbid me to try it again. 😉 Ok, it wasn’t THAT bad but the recipe I tried–which […]

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How to Make 4-Ingredient DIY Sink Scrub

A while back we ran out of our Mrs. Meyer’s Surface Scrub and rather than spending $5 on another one I figured I would try to make my own DIY sink scrub. How to Make DIY Sink Scrub As it turns out, making sink scrub is probably the easiest homemade cleaner I’ve made yet! Really. […]

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3 Ingredient Homemade Deodorant My Wife Approves Of!

About a year or so ago I started making my own deodorant and haven’t looked back. Personally, I was fine with buying store-bought deodorant but my wife never liked the stuff much. In fact, she’s always had a hard time finding deodorant that both works AND didn’t make her break out… seems she’s sensitive to various […]

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Fired and Frugal Fridays: Plastics, Difficult to Live Without! But You CAN Do Better…

Plastics are everywhere and we interact with them all the time, often in the kitchen. Most kitchen plastics, it seems to me, are reusable but there are some which are not. Reusable plastics includes things like hard plastic cups, bowls, plates, Tupperware, utensils, plastic silverware, and more. The disposable ones include things like garbage bags, plastic storage bags […]

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Make it Mondays: The “Big 3” Homemade Cleaners

When we clean the house we usually only use three cleaners to get most everything: an all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and floor cleaner. Currently, we’re still using some leftover toilet cleaner that eventually I’ll have to replace but, by and large, these three cleaners do it all. And, obviously, I’m excluding homemade cleaners for doing […]

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Fired and Frugal Fridays: Say Goodbye to Paper Goods, Here’s How

Think you can’t get along without your paper plates, napkins, and paper towels? Think again. You most definitely can… and probably should try it. I know it’s possible since we’ve been doing just fine without them! Well, most paper goods, that is. Here’s what we’ve done thus far… Paper plates, bowls, and cups By and large […]

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The Double Edged Safety Razor: Saving up to $100 a Year Shaving!

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my Mach 3 Razor for many years now. I’ve tried different options over the years, from alternative disposable razors to an electric razor for my face and even the HeadBlade for shaving my head, I’ve always come back to the trusty Mach 3 blade. While easy to use and […]

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Gathering Your Hygiene Preps – Another Easy Prepping Action You Can Take

Last week I discussed an easy prepping action you can take with regards to gathering your cleaning supplies. Today, you can do the same with your personal hygiene supplies, here’s what I suggest: Soaps of all kinds (bar soap, liquid hand soap, and hand sanitizer) – Soaps are a critical aspect of keeping yourself clean and healthy. […]

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Gathering Your Cleaning Preps – One of the Easiest Prepping Actions You Can Take

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: appropriate hygiene and sanitation will be very necessary for your survival in any grid-down situation. And a significant aspect of appropriate sanitation are your cleaning preps. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of knowledge or even a lot of money to get this aspect of your preps in […]

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How to Make Deodorant Quickly, Easily, and Inexpensively (Well… Almost)

A few weeks ago my wife decided that she wanted some new deodorant from a company called Penny Lane Organics. Now, it’s been my experience that anything with the word “organic” has a markup of at least 200%. And, after living with her for a good 15 years I’ve become accustomed to spending more money […]