How to Reduce Lint

How to Stop Lint Before It Starts

Dear Home Ec 101, My husband just started a new job that has him wearing dress slacks -like Dockers- and dress shirts instead of the jeans and t-shirts he's always worn.  Even though I wash and dry them separetely (to avoid any ironing!) they still come out with quite a bit of lint on them. I clean out the dryer lint trap every time and ...

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Chicken Thighs and the Reduced Budget

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Dear Home-Ec 101,My husband was recently laid off -sound familiar?- and we really need to cut our food budget while he looks for a new job. In your opinion, what's the most economical cut of meat or poultry I can get to feed our family? I pretty much stuck to boneless skinless chicken breasts before, but right now they don't seem to be such a ...

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Get Clothing Clutter Under Control

Get your Clothing Clutter Under Control

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a dilemma. I find my bedroom becoming cluttered very quickly with clothes that are "too clean to wash" yet "not clean enough to put away". I was a single mom for many years, going to school or working, sometimes more than one job, and as a result, I didn't want to spend more time on laundry than I had to. I'd wear clothes ...

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Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet Recipe – Hearty Winter Fare

Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet: This simple meal is easy on the budget, simple to make and tastes great.

*Edit 2/13/2015: New photo, ground pork was substituted -Heather*Bobbie says:Winter was almost ignoring us here in south central Pennsylvantia:  not too frigid and hardly any snow, and heck, I even wore shorts last week. Well, indoors, at least.  Then that stupid groundhog saw his shadow on February 2, signalling six more weeks of winter. ...

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How to Use Rubbing Alcohol Safely

rubbing alcohol safety

Heather says:This is another post in the series on household chemicals. Rubbing alcohol is frequently recommended by frugal and green bloggers for use as household cleaner, and needs to be used with care.Rubbing alcohol is a general term that most often refers to isopropanol, but can also refer to ethanol. It is very important to understand ...

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