You may have heard the news – the all new Molly Green magazine has turned over a new leaf. We are spreading our wings to include homesteading, self-sufficient living, back yard farming, and all things home industry.
- Fix it yourself – use the internet to watch video’s and read tutorials on how to fix various household items. Learn to stitch up clothing and make repairs to the things you use regularly.
- Car problems you shouldn’t need a mechanic for
- Sewing basics for beginners - Get more info from our friends at Janome
- DIY household repairs
- Family Game Night - ideas from Parents.com
- Family Fun on the Cheap
- 100 ways to Have Fun with the Family
3. Cook at Home & Take Advantage of Specials.
- Use Build a Menu to plan and budget your meals at home - now Molly Members have exclusive access to Dine on a Dime by Build a Menu & get a special discount to join with a full membership & save BIG for their family! (coming soon)
- Use My Kids Eat Free.com to find Free dining for children
4. Ask for a Discount!
- Volunteer your services to the organization for a discount on children’s sports when possible – certainly, you want to give of your time for free to help out, but you may be able to offer other services such as – photography, computer work, accounting, or other skilled work to save on sports and more for your family. Look for services they might normally have to pay for & fill in the gap where you are qualified.
- Set up a co-op or trade with other parents for sports and extracurricular clothing items.
- Take advantage of free programs like Kids Bowl Free
6. Barter for Services.
- As with the above info on getting a discount on children’s extra-curricular activities – consider trading for other services as well. Think outside the box and look for needs that you can meet and then offer up your solutions to the problem in exchange for a repair or other service you cannot do yourself. Small businesses are great for this, but don’t count out the larger companies either. Big companies need endorsements, or reviews from consumers and are sometimes willing to trade for free products. Bloggers do this regularly.
7. Grow Your Own.
- Healthy eating can be expensive, but it does not have to be. Small container gardening can be a terrific way to add vegetables to your diet.
- Read Starting Seeds Indoors here
- Read Frugal Vegetable Gardens – guest post here
- Before you toss it – think of any ways you can use it – 20 things you can use 2x before tossing
9. Make Your Own Homemade Cleaners.
- Simple ingredients can go a long way and can be used safely and inexpensively – Baking Soda, Borax, Vinegar, Alcohol, Mild Dish Detergent, & Washing Soda are a few simple ingredients that can be used to clean almost anything.
- Get recipes from The Family Homestead here
10. Educate Yourself.
- Take advantage of the low monthly subscription price of $7.95 to get your own Molly Green Magazine Membership
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