8 Things You Can Clean with Lemons

The following post is from Andrea of AndreaDekker.com: I love lemons! I love baking with lemons, decorating with lemons, using lemon-scented soaps and candles… and cleaning with lemons. Lemons are a frugal way to naturally clean and disinfect so many areas of your home — plus your whole house will smell lovely after you’re finished cleaning!

Forget the Double Boiler; Try This Instead!

A double boiler is one of those pieces of kitchen equipment that I’ve just never been able to bring myself to buy. It’s not that I don’t need one from time to time, especially around Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but that melting chocolate or assembling a cream sauce without a double boiler is so very […]

Quick Tip: Save Money by Staying Home

Before moving to the boonies five years ago, we had always lived in suburban areas where stores and restaurants were easily accessible pretty much any time. Although we often bemoan the fact that we have to drive 30 to 45 minutes just to get to, well, anything, the fact is that it saves us a […]

Quick Tip: Use Citrus Oil to Remove Sticky Residue

A couple months ago, I republished this list of ways to repurpose glass jars. Someone asked in the comments about removing the labels, and another commenter responded that orange oil works really well on sticky residue. I didn’t have any orange oil on hand, but I did have some lemon oil from Laundry Tree. They’re […]

Quick Tip: Utilize Your Top Shelf

The following post is from Alexis Anne of  Clean Smart Simple Style: If I had more storage space, my house would be spotless. At least, that’s what I tell myself!  Things don’t sit out because I’m lazy, they sit out because I just don’t have room to put them away. Right? Sound familiar? It’s true […]

Quick Tip: Take It Out of the Package

Decluttering your home often means getting rid of things so that there’s less stuff taking up space physically. But sometimes, it’s not the amount of stuff you have but the way it’s organized. One of the easiest ways to declutter visually, especially inside cabinets, closets, drawers, etc. is by taking things out of their packages. […]