Image courtesy of ICanHasCheezburgerYou may or may not recall my recent post on the “perfect deal” where I explained the three things vital to my happiness in frugal shopping. They were price, quality and convenience. Never before have I had a perfect deal ruined so badly by the lack of convenience as I did with my recent trip to IKEA. I found IKEA’s mix of Swedish minimalism and American apathy too much to bear. I know I’m not alone because Stella told me that IKEA is Swedish
... Just be careful not to dispose of liquids in a cardboard box.Floor Protectors for Furniture Cardboard also makes excellent floor protectors for those with hardwood floors. A small square under the ends of furniture is all it takes to keep your floors free of scuff marks or other blemishes. There really is no need to spend fifteen dollars or more for floor protectors or floor movers. Cardboard works perfectly as both.Make a Solar Cooker Solar cookers are really cook contraptions that you can make with cardboard, tinfoil and a glass pot painted black. Many sites offer free plans for making your own. This is an excellent science project for the kids and a useful item for camping.Toys They make excellent pretend cars, airplanes and boats. Sing Laura Berkner’s Magic Box while you play. Your toddler will love it! You could also set up a puppet show ...
There are only days to go until our third annual Save Up event, where over 40 of the nation’s savviest savers will come together to share ideas on the best ways to help others make smart spending choices and live well for less. With the help of these DealPros, we continue on our mission to save America $1 billion. In case you haven’t yet taken our Savings Pledge, we’ve collected a list of 25 money saving tips from a dozen or so of our DealPros to help you on your journey
Image by WordRidden via FlickrIt’s been said that the right amount of herbs and spices can make anything taste good. Bland fried potatoes become delicious French fries with just a little salt. Red pepper on plain cheese pizza can really bring out the flavor. Unfortunately, many recipes call for more than just a little salt and pepper, and buying all manner of dried herbs at the supermarket can become a clutter-inducing endeavor. Fresh herbs are obviously better, but the ones you buy at the
This awesome invention isn’t anything new, really, but a very cool and strange gift idea nonetheless. After all, it’s essentially just a toaster and heater, but 1) it’s adorable in its 1950s retro plastic baby blue and chrome casing, 2) your toast demands that you bite it (mm, don’t mind if I do!) and 3) it’s actually useful in making a delicious breakfast and is something you can use every day: i.e. not a waste of money.And it’s cool. Did I mention it’s
This week, as temperatures begin to drop and winter creeps ever closer, picnic tables outside of sunny Southern California, are being left to freeze over while we make plans instead to sit in front of fireplaces in relative warmth. But fear not oh lovers of the wooden picnic table. While brave campers everywhere will continue to trek out to remote campsites to carve up freshly caught fish, the rest of us can bring the picnic table motif indoors thanks to the Mini Picnic Table Condiment Holder from