Roll down the windows, mix up some soup and sample these frugal ideas

“A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.”
– Proverbs 14:15

Liquid hand soap sparked a recent debate on Facebook. One woman posted a recipe for making her own; others wrote in to say they’d tried it – with mixed results. One commenter said she’d bought several kinds of soap to use while trying to make her own. Another noted matter-of-factly that her homemade soap had a disgusting texture. 

Before you reach for your air conditioner, try rolling down your car windows. You'll save money and fuel, and still stay cool in the car. (Tip from Bella Online).

Making your own soap – or finding other creative ways to save money and use your resources wisely – can be fun. The choices are seemingly endless: use coupons, grow a garden, use different light bulbs, make your own laundry detergent, and on and on.  The blogosphere is packed with ideas. If you’re looking for ways to stretch your money, we’ve gathered links to ideas from some of our favorite bloggers. Pick a few that seem most practical for your lifestyle, and have fun. Sticking to a money-saving tip will work best if you enjoy it!

From Simple Mom, here are 40 ideas for going green at home, saving money and saving resources. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone on this list. http://simplemom.net/tips-to-go-green-at-home/

Little House Living ran a 15-week series called Frugally Fit. One entry encourages starting a “change jar.” Watch your pennies add up and see what happens. http://www.littlehouseliving.com/frugally-fit-week-12-change-no-spend-extra-money.html

Before summer’s heat arrives, think about ways to cool your car with these ideas from Bella Online. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3775.asp

Living on a Dime is always packed with frugal ideas for stretching your food budget. The next time you’re whipping up a casserole for dinner, try this soup mix. http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/

Do you have a favorite frugal tip? Share it here. We’d love to hear from you!

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