People are always asking our Frugalista if her home looks like a science lab, and whether or not she truly is frugal. The answer? Yes, she does practice frugal living but no, her home doesn't look like a science lab. Here are some of the frugal things you will surely see if (or, when) you visit her place.
The TP Squish
This is so easy to do and costs absolutely nothing to try! Squish your toilet paper rolls before putting them out for use. This will stop the paper from rolling too easily and encourage guests to use just enough.
Homemade Facial Scrub
Instead of buying expensive exfoliators and cleansers, try using this simple combo to wash your face.
Grind a 1/4 cup almonds in a coffee mill and/or spice grinder. Add a 1/4 cup of oatmeal and grind again. Transfer this powder to a container and keep it in the bathroom.
Put a dime size amount in your palm and add a touch of water to form a paste. Use this to wash your face in the morning and evening.
The oats are a wonderful cleanser and the almonds are high in salicylic acid to combat blemishes. This can get a little messy but the way your skin feels afterwards makes it worth the effort.
Olive Oil Moisturizer
Reach for extra virgin olive oil when you need to hit your face with some moisture! This ancient beauty secret is being used more and more by women everywhere. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants and works as a wonderful moisturizer day or night.
Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner
Mix equal parts water with equal parts rubbing alcohol. Add a couple drops of dishwashing liquid. Combine and then transfer into a small spray bottle and use regularly to clean your eyeglasses.
This concoction works great to clean computer screens and cell phones too!
Homemade Laminate Floor Cleaner
Mix equal parts water, white vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. Add a dime size dollop of dishwashing liquid. Combine and transfer to a spray bottle.
This is a fantastic floor cleaner. Spritz your floor with the spray and then wipe it up using a soft cloth or microfibre mop.
Static Fighting Tinfoil Balls
To combat static cling, throw a ball of crumpled up tinfoil into the dryer with your laundry. The foil will attract static and combat any cling. You can reuse the same tinfoil ball at least 10 times before replacing.
To add a little festive odour to your clothes, add two cloves into the dryer as well.