Add a bottle of club soda to your green cleaning kit. It works wonders on stainless steel appliances.
Pour a bit of club soda into a spray bottle. Spray onto your stainless steel surface. Use a clean microfibre rag and watch grease and grime disappear to reveal a shiny surface. The carbonic acid in the soda helps make it a good cleaning agent - a bit more powerful than just plain water. The fizz is not important so you can store the spray bottle in a cupboard or fridge for several weeks.
NOTE: It's really important to use a clean cloth!
This is a fabulous way to make use of dryer lint from home! These fire starters cost basically nothing to make.
Cardboard egg carton
Microwave-safe glass bowl
Remove all metal bits from the candle and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt into liquid wax - shouldn't take more than thirty seconds. Fill each egg carton ¾ full with dryer lint. Drizzle liquid wax on top to keep lint in place. With scissors, cut each egg carton into individual fire starters. Store fire starters in resealable bags and make sure to keep them dry. These are great for camping, emergency kits, or for building a roaring fire in your fireplace.
Lint is extremely flammable so be careful to not leave these anywhere near an unattended flame!
Tired of plain white furniture, walls and accessories? Here's a cheap and fun idea. Decorate them with wall tattoos!
You can find wall tattoos at lots of home stores like Home Sense. They are basically big cut-out stickers of patterns on clear adhesive sheeting. You simply peel them off and then stick them to walls and furniture. This is a great solution for renters because you can add some visual interest to walls...and it's temporary.
BIG thanks to designer Jo Alcorn for sharing this frugal tip. She picked these floral tattoos for me and added them to my den wardrobe and accent wall. Fun!