How to Turn Wide Leg Pants into Straight Leg Pants

I prefer straight legs pants and had a pair of khakis that had really wide legs. The hem of the legs were right but the width was not. So here is what I did to turn my wide legged khakis into straight legged khakis. It saved me a trip to the Loft ;). Here is what you will need- 2…

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Winter Clothes- Sorting and Storing for Next Year

Yesterday I started sorting and storing my winter clothes for next year. We are getting more warmer days in the Bay area lately so I decided it’s about time for Spring clothes to see the daylight. I store my un-seasonal clothes in a 18 gallon plastic flat lid tote. I bought mine from Target. Each of my family members gets 1…

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Make it- Foaming Hand Soap

We use foaming hand soap in the kitchen and bathrooms.I use the following recipe to make our own foaming hand soap that takes less than 1 minute to make- What you need- A foaming soap dispenser- I purchased mine from Trader Joe’s. Liquid soap- I use either Seventh Generation dish detergent or Dr. Woods castile soap. How you can make…

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What I buy from Trader Joe’s

I shop every other week to buy grocery for my family of five people. I do the bulk of my shopping from Traders Joe’s. I also shop from Whole Foods, Sprouts and Safeway. I buy my meat from halal meat shops. So what do I usually buy from Trader Joe’s? Breads- Sandwich breads, tortilla. Butters- Table butter and baking butter. Cheese-…

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How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

There are three steps to a successfuland  frugal meal planning-1. selecting recipes 2.grocery shopping and 3.prepping and making the meal. Each of these can be broken down into a number of strategies for success in each step. These strategies are keys to making each meal planning into a money-saving, stress reducing and fulfilling endeavor. Here are some ways to a successful…

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11 Frugal Tips to Save on Kids Clothes

Buying kids clothes that are durable and cute while on a tight budget can be a challenge. It has become all the more challenging for me when I decided to take a minimalist approach to my kids wardrobe (and mine too in case you were wondering ;). In my pre minimalist life, I used to save almost all the clothes…

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