Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Gradually Building Your Well-Stocked Pantry

I'm generally NOT one to have a lot of groceries around, but I'm going to change. :) I first of all don't have a whole lot of extra space for 'a well stocked pantry' but I've decided to gradually build up my pantry. Here's my plan:

- Each week, during my regular grocery shopping trip, I'm going to buy 4-5 extra things (non perishable) to stock my pantry.

I think this is a far easier way to stock a pantry, and then over time I'll see it grow!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Another Frugality Resource: SavingAdvice.com

In my online frugal findings, I have come across an amazing new resource at http://www.savingadvice.com. This terrific website is excellent for those of us who want to stretch our dollars.

I especially love the frugal forums - you can get money advice, tips on how to live a more frugal life, and much more. A friendly, and frugal place that all frugalites will love!

Try Freecycle - Free Furniture and More

Freecycle - at http://www.freecycle.org - is a worldwide network of frugally minded people! Visit to find items in your local area that you can get for free - you usually just need to arrange to pick it up.

In return, you can give away items you don't need. :) A much better alternative than having more junk end up in landfills! Definitely a Frugalite Thumbs-Up option.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Make Your Own Bread: Frugal Baking & Food Tips

Whether you use a handy bread machine to do the hard work for you, or prefer old-fashioned, by hand breadmaking techniques, you will save OODLES of your hard earned cash by baking your own bread.

Buy flour in large quantities, and any other specialty ingredients - such as flax seeds, or other whole grains - in the bulk section at your local supermarket. It is usually far cheaper to do so.

Experiment with different bread recipes and find a handful that you and your family will love. When you get used to home baked bread, you'll never want to eat the commercial variety again!