House Care

Frugal Living
How to save while keeping your home functioning and looking its best.

Baking Soda Page star[offsite link]
A list of many uses for baking soda in cleaning and personal care. I put mine in an old cheese shaker and use in place of chlorine cleaners.

Baking Soda Uses - Book Review star
A review of 500 Uses for Baking Soda, and how my baking soda experiments turned out.

Borax Page star[offsite link]
Nice easy to use site with many uses for borax in home, beauty, garden.

Build Your Own Generator star[offsite link]
Cool survival site with plans for building your own power generator.

Buying and Cleaning Used Bedding star
If you are like me, you get a thrill from discovering used luxury-level bedding and linens. I have a whole linen closet bursting with Egyptian cotton sheets, combed Pima cotton pillowcases, and the like. They feel luxurious with their superior cotton blends and higher thread counts.

Cheap Cleaning star
Here are some cheap cleaning ideas to keep your house sweet and eco-clean!

Cheap Cooling star
Here are some basic concepts to get heat up and put out of your house to save on summer cooling.

Cheap Eco-Cleaning Page star[offsite link]
Eco is also cheaper! A wonderful page of cheap eco suggestions to clean your whole house!

Cheap Emergency Preparation star
Here are quick cheap ways to light your home and cook during an emergency power outage!

Cheap House Cleaning Basics star
You really only need about five household products to run a clean and tidy home. By using basics like vinegar, baking soda and an oil-based soap for wood, you can be frugal and live more simply.

EPSOM SALT PAGE star[offsite link]
Wonderful page of many, many uses for epsom salts for cleaning, gardening, and health!!

Find Quality Used Bed Linens star
When you buy used, you can afford to be a linen snob, buying only the best for your bed.

Get Free Supplies for Moving star
Plan ahead and save up your own packing supplies to save a big line item from your moving budget. There's more to do than just asking your grocery store for fruit boxes!

Home Cleaning WIth Food - Multipurpose Supplies star
Use your food stamps, or rummage around the pantry, to find these multipurpose food products that also clean up around the house.

How to Buy Used Blankets star
Best ways to hunt for and find gorgeous, high-end used linens at thrift stores and garage sales.

How to Look for Quality Used Cotton Sheets star
Thread count is all the rage these days, and you can buy new sheets for absurdly high thread counts, for absurdly high fees. And while a high thread count does ensure a good feel (if finer cottons are used), you won’t make a long-term bargain out of the expense.

Improve Winter Indoor Air Quality star
In the wintertime, things are generally chilly to downright cold, keeping you indoors, with the windows and doors shut! This is a good time of year to focus on creating a healthy indoor environment.

Keep Cool in Summer´s Heat! star
Here are tips to help keep cool without crazy high energy bills.

Living Simply - Book Review star
Here is an excellent ebook with lessons on decluttering your home and office, living with less and being happy with a more simple lifestyle. Read my review for details!

Lower Your Heat Bills with a Heat Catcher star
With just aluminum foil and some black latex paint you can take as much as a third off your winter heating costs.

NORTHERN TOOL star[offsite link]
SUPER SITE for Emergency Prep and Solar supplies. Free Shipping on many items.

Proctor and Gamble Freebies star[offsite link]
A comprehensive P & G listing of all their laundry product and bath freebies.

Spring Cleaning star
Here are cheap eco ways to Spring clean.

Start star[offsite link]
Get free samples of household products by logging in every few days and selecting a free daily sample.

Ten Ways to Re-Use and Re-cycle Plastic Bags star
Learn ten easy and smart ways to reuse those plastic grocery bags before recycling them for good.

Vinegar Page star[offsite link]
All sorts of uses for vinegar at the vinegar producers page!

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