I decided that with all the wonderful, FREE, subscriptions I get to great magazines, I should share the best frugal tips and blurbs from them. Also, this will give me a place to reference back for my favorite tips without keeping loads of magazine pages on file somewhere. Every month I’ll do this rundown, and hopefully you all can learn something too!
From Woman’s Day:
Afraid of losing that recipe you wrote down a few weeks ago or detailed directions to a friend’s new house? Take a picture of it with your cell phone and e-mail it to Qipit.com. They’ll change it into a PDF file that you can save right on your computer!
Love to read? Download thousands of ebooks to print for free at Gutenberg.org/catalog
How about music? Want to listen to your favorite type while surfing the web, but don’t want to pay for it? Log on to pandora.com and listen to an ongoing stream of music based on songs that you like.
Learn a new subject for only 5.00! Go to ocw.mit.edu and peruse MIT’s OpenCourseWare. They have lecture notes, videos and even exams for 1,900 courses. How fun!
If you are shopping for a big ticket item, like a laptop or TV, register at the site you are surfing(like best buy, circuit city, etc), place the item in your shopping cart, but don’t buy it. Next time you log on, they just might offer you a discount code or deal on that particular item since they “know” that you are interested in it. Pretty cool!
How to Detox your hair: to combat product buildup in your hair, add a teaspoon of vinegar to your shampoo bottle. It instantly turns it into a clarifying shampoo! Make sure to only use this weekly, though.
From Parents Magazine:
Get the kiddos to have fun and be grossed out at the same time! Let them help you make Oobleck:
Pour one cup of water into a large mixing bowl
Add a few drops of food coloring
Slowly stir in two cups of cornstarch(start with a spoon and end with your hands)
Everyday with Rachael Ray:
When in the car, save your last sip of cola for your windshield! The carbonation cuts through dirt and grime(and even leftover buggies on the windshield…yuck!). Just wipe clean with a napkin or a piece of newspaper.