Articles on DIY

Homebrewed Beer: The Results

Home-brewing can lead to better tasting and cheaper beer. What's not to like?

The 1-Cent Cell Phone Protector, and Other Hacks.

When you're forking out several hundred dollars for a cell phone, the thought of spending even more money to keep it scratch-free seems a no-brainer. But I'm cheap. And I don'

3 Key Points in Making an Allergy-Free Dog Diet

The key to a quick, nutritious, and inexpensive allergy-free diet is in following these easy points. It may take a little time and effort to prepare this diet but it is a great

Cleaning the Oil Stove

I'm naturally pretty scared of doing maintenance on anything electric or gas or kerosene oriented. Thankfully my husband was game about cleaning the kerosene stove or we'd be ou

Best Money Tips: How to Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you some all-natural tips for dyeing Easter eggs, a solid plan for solving customer service dilemmas, and tips fo

DIY Shampoo: The Baking Soda Experiment

Baking soda and vinegar have long been touted to have great cleaning properties, but never did I think that they could clean hair.

6 Slick Tools to Save Money on Car Repairs

These 6 tools are reliable and affordable, designed to help get car maintenance and repair costs under control and well under budget.

Getting Started with Preserving: Mint Jelly

When I was little, my grandmother would can all sorts of things. She had a big garden full of produce that would wind up in jars in her pantry. With a pretty big garden of my own,

Frugal Gluten-Free Living: Kitchen Tools that Stretch Your Budget and Your Time

I am a very frugal person. So, when my husband discovered his digestive tract could not handle gluten, I had to figure out how to stay within the budget, while keeping my sanity.

12 Cool Things to Do with Used Dryer Sheets

Fabric softener sheets: My wife loves them but I think they are a waste of money. Rather than argue with my wonderful wife, I found some creative ways to reuse spent fabric softene

It's Sew Easy to Save

Always wanted to learn to sew? Now is the perfect time. It's simple to get started and can save you money, too. Here are some tips for savvy sewing and some easy projects to help y

Uglify Your Stuff To Keep It Safe

I buy things based on how they look as well as what they do. But what attracts you to objects also attracts thieves. And so, has the time come to "uglify your stuff?"

Stretch Out a Small Space

You’ve finally found the space of your dreams, only it’s not as spacious as it ought to be and now you don’t know how you’re going to fit all your goodies into the digs. In fact, t

20 Money-Saving Ways to Reuse Old Pantyhose

Here are 20 creative ways to repurpose today's worn out nylon pantyhose. Use them to shine your shoes, scrub your valuables, or reduce your heating bills!

How to Save Money During the Halloween Rush

With the Halloween season upon me, I realize that there is a great push to spend money. Even if I'm on a budget and saving money, that temptation to blow my budget isn't too far ou

Carving a Pumpkin This Fall? Don't Throw Any of It Away!

Americans buy more than one billion pounds of pumpkins at Halloween, and the vast majority of those end up in the trash. But at my house, we eat our jack-o-lantern, every last bit

5 Reasons to Use Your Outdoor Furniture -– Inside

I purchased a lovely outdoor furniture set this year for my future patio. The problem was that the patio never got built. Our solution? Bring it inside. Here are the five reasons w

Make Your Computer Faster Instead of Buying a New One

Buying a new computer is exciting, but paying for it is not. I'll walk you through five easy steps that'll have your PC cruising like it was fresh out of the box.

Dreaming of a Frugal Christmas: 6 Things You Can Make That People on Your List Will Use and Want

You know sometime in November you'll be rushing around trying to think of cheap Xmas gifts to buy or make. Why the rush? Start now with some simple fun things to make that everyone

25 Things to Do With Used Corks (Including Making Money With Them)

So you've popped open a bottle of wine...now, what do you do with the wine cork? You have a surprising number of options.