frugal tip roundup: 8 kitchen tips to save money

by Barb on October 19, 2013

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8 Kitchen Tips to Save Money

With Christmas coming in just over 2 months, many of us are looking for last minute ways to save money in our budgets to have a credit card-free Christmas. Every Saturday, I’m going to share 5 to 10 tips from my Fabulously Frugal Thursday Party and tips I’ve run across elsewhere to help all of us enjoy our holidays without worrying about credit card bills.

Get the Chlorine Out from A Life Unprocessed
– Skip the bottled water and de-chlorinate your own tap water.

12 Time Saving Tips from Yummy Inspirations – It’s the old adage: time = money.

How to Season Cast Iron Cookware from Taylor-Made Ranch – Cast Iron Cookware pops up all the time in thrift shops; here’s how to take care of it and help your family avoid aluminum cookware.

Baby Food Making 101 from O’Boy Organic – When my 5 kids were babies, I found Super Baby Food and learned tips and tricks for making homemade baby food.

The Organized Stockpile from Life after Empty Nest – Boy, do I wish my pantry looked like this!

Using Your Freezer to Save Money from Prudent Living on The Home Front – I love my 2 upright freezers for our family of 7! They’re worth their weight in gold.

DIY Dishwasher Detergent from Sweet Basil ‘n Spice – When I’ve run out of dishwasher detergent and had no time to run to the store to buy more, I always wish I had some homemade stuff on hand.

How to Meal Plan for a Month from Prepared to Eat – Despite my love of all things organized, I’ve struggled with creating meal plans. Oh, how I would love to meal plan for a month and forget about it for 30 days.

Find more Frugal Tips on my Budget Page and my Frugality and Personal Finance Pinterest Board.

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Barb Hoyer has written 3940 posts.

After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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robbie @ GOING GREEN MAMA October 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Easy kitchen tip – bake your own bread! I am such a fan of the bread in 5 minutes books. I have dough rising for the week as we speak.
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Barb October 21, 2013 at 7:52 am

Yes! My kids keep asking me to make bread again. I got lazy because I could do it with our bread machine, but the pan on the machine broke. I should invest in another one since we used it several times a week.


robbie October 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

No bread maker needed. Look up breadin five minutes in google and you will stumble on their site. It has lots of recipes.
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Barb October 23, 2013 at 5:17 am

Thanks! I’ll check out their site.


Becky October 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Great tips! We are trying to stay on a budget for the holidays, so these will come in handy.
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