New Frugal Tidbits from Around the Web

I’m sharing really cool frugal tidbits from around the Web spotted lately: 

Grout Cleaning Recipe: Must try this asap! Nothing I’ve ever used has helped the grout in one of my bathrooms. I’m going to try this….The recipe comes from a private FB page that was shared on my private FB page (huh?). Anyhow, I’m sharing the whole recipe here and it is supposed to work wonders. I’m also sharing the image that went with the FB post (via courtesy of Lynn Cole but used without permission, so it may have to come down….?):

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This is what Lynn Cole’s floor looks like after using this recipe that she created. (photo courtesy of Lynn Cole’s FB page)

Spring Cleaning Recipe for Grout

7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar – throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two… then scrub

Pillow Cleaning Tutorial: Oh, I just love this tutorial by One Good Thing by Jillee’s blog!!! I’m tired of throwing out pillows, too. This looks easy. Just a warning: don’t put two king size pillows in the washer!!

Los Angeles Times article on buying happiness: This article talks about the fact that how we spend our money, not how much money we spend, affects our happiness. Well said in the article.

Stratford, CT Public Library Coupon Corner starting next week! Check out TFF’s FB page for further details as they come along. You’ll be able to get free SmartSource inserts there just like you do at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

Homemade Mosquito Repellent: Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks to My Fertile Lifestyle Facebook page for this! Check out MFL’s FB page, it’s full of extremely healthy and frugal ideas!

Here’s an easy & all-natural repellent mix you can make at home:

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water.
Shake.

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An old bureau can be transformed into a piece of kitchen furniture, so why throw it out?  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How to Repurpose Old Dressers: I loved this article on How to Decorate Kitchens with Dressers!!!! Great ideas if you are crafty. For visuals, take a look at Apartment Therapy’s article on the same topic.

That’s all for this week! Please make sure you check out the TFF Facebook page!

~Marilyn, TFF