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 Parents Magazine:
Use those leftover plastic Easter eggs! Fill them with kid-friendly crackers, dry cereal or fruit snacks and throw them in your bag for a quick snack on the run.
Save the scoops from powdered drink mixes(like formula, protein powder, etc) and use them to scoop out things like oatmeal, sugar or grated cheese.
From Family Circle Magazine:
3 uses for baking soda-
-throw a pinch in potatoes while mashing them to make them fluffier
-shine silver with a mixture of 3 parts baking soda and one part water
-wash fresh veggies in cold water with 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda to get them extra clean
From All You Magazine:
If you need something to do on your down time, shoot over to pogo.com to play games for free. No need to pay for downloads!
If you’re a crossword fan like me, check out bestcrosswords.com for free printable puzzles. This would be great for any upcoming summer vacations!
In order to boost your brain power, get more sleep! During your REM cycle, your brain makes new connections, which boosts your problem solving skills.
To learn what fruits and veggies are in season in your part of the country, check out nrdc.org/health/foodmiles. Look for the “what’s fresh near you” button.
Use regular white toothpaste to remove tarnish from silver. Squeeze a little paste onto a cloth and rub gently on moistened silver. Rinse the item and polish with a soft rag.
Turn buttons into magnets! Take buttons off of old clothes you plan to use as rags, or get a cheap package of buttons from a discount store. Using a hot glue gun, attach the buttons to craft magnets. Would make a great wedding or housewarming gift!
To unstick drawers, rub runners with a candle or bar soap and they’re glide smoothly.