Reader Tested Cooking and Household Tips
I recently asked my readers on my Facebook Gardening Cook page to give me some frugal cooking tips. These are some of the ideas they came up with!
This page is a work in progress. I’ll be adding to it as ideas appeal to me.
Kim says: “While shopping almost anywhere, the lower priced items are on the bottom shelf. And compare and buy the store brand. Sometimes it’s a better deal and you save money.”
Denise Says: “Never over cook your pasta again!! Rapidly boil your water, add a little evoo. Turn off heat, add pasta stir every five minutes for twenty minutes. Perfect every time. Promise.”
Brenda Says: “I get my meat and produce at Kroger and cleaning and personal items at Walmart ! And whatever else is cheaper too. And I use coupons also!”
Peggy Says: “Stay with your shopping list. Look for your nearest salvage store. Great deals there!”
Beverly Says: “Use Microfiber cloths. There is no need for all kinds of expensive cleaners!”
Don Says: “I always check the clearance shelves at the grocery store. Most items are at least 50% off.”
Nicole Says: “I love to use my steam mop. I know it is expensive at first, but in the long run it saves money by only buying distilled water and not all the chemical products. Plus, I do not to replace mop heads because I can wash the pads. In the long run, I save money and I deal with less chemicals.”
Linda says: “Never, Never Go to the store hungry. If you do, you will always buy something you don’t need.”
Pam Says: “Clean with vinegar.” (how right she is! Vinegar is a great all purpose cleaner. You can even use it as a weed killer!)
Jess says: “Use a fork to make peanut butter cookies.” Just dip it in water and criss cross the top of the dough for the look of store bought cookies.
Brenda says: “All these different cleaning products and gadgets ! Good grief ! How did I ever survive back in 1972 when I got married ?! All I clean with now is comet , Pinesol and bleach ! And furniture polish. I Even have a steam mop. Don’t like it ! I still mop the old fashioned way with blue Pinesol !”
Note: Photos in this post are public domain photos from MorgueFile.
Do you have some frugal cooking and household tips? Please leave your comments below.