Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate https://www.everydaycheapskate.com Save Time and Money Every Day - Household tips, tricks, DIY cleaning recipes, product reviews. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:51:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 3 DIY Face Masks—Easy and Effective https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/3-effective-diy-face-masks/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/3-effective-diy-face-masks/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:14:09 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=58109 3 DIY Face Masks—Easy and Effective

The Center for Disease Control recently recommended the use of cloth face coverings in public. That directive goes on to say acceptable face coverings can be "fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials."

Easy for them to say. Which household items?

Not all of us just happen to have supplies and equipment stashed away in the event we might ever need a proper face covering.

It didn't take long for a few very creative folks to come up with and then share their solutions!

Today's post ... three super creative and effective face masks you can make from stuff you have around the house. Wait! Not silly stuff, although some of the shall we say "creative" masks I've seen online have made me laugh (a Solo cup?!).

These are truly useful, effective and surely CDC approved!

See you there. Love, xo m 😷 ❣️

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Homemade Artisan Bread—Amazingly Easy and So Delicious! https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/homemade-artisan-bread-amazingly-easy-and-so-delicious/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/homemade-artisan-bread-amazingly-easy-and-so-delicious/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:22:04 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=57967 Homemade Artisan Bread—Amazingly Easy and So Delicious!

The year 2007 was a good one for me for lots of reasons. Here's one: It's the year I got good at baking homemade bread thanks to a simple discovery that would go on to revolutionize the world of home baking.

Presented in their book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, authors Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë Franḉois stated that anyone with an oven, flour, yeast, salt, and water could make authentic, artisan bread in just five minutes a day. Within hours of getting my hands on that book, I was onboard.

My first attempt was ridiculously easy. And so successful I shocked myself and my family! A more delicious loaf of bread I cannot buy anywhere. And why would I, when I could now make it myself for about $.40 a loaf in just five minutes a day?

Want to learn how to do this? You can, with ingredients you probably have right now in your pantry. It is so easy. Let me show you ...

See you there. Love, xo m 🥖 🍞 ❣️

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How to Survive an Income Crisis https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/how-to-survive-an-income-crisis-and-come-out-better-for-it/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/how-to-survive-an-income-crisis-and-come-out-better-for-it/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:05:08 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=36386 How to Survive an Income Crisis

The news is shocking—millions of people being laid off or furloughed from their jobs is unthinkable. How do we wrap our minds around these numbers?! We don't. We cannot control with situation. Neither of us can do anything about the national economy.

What we do have control over is our personal economies and our attitudes.

Without a doubt many in our Everyday Cheapskate family have lost jobs or worry they're this close to ending up in the unemployment line.

I want you to know that while I cannot imagine what you are facing right now, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Add to that, I have a few thoughts for how to survive this income crisis ...

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16 Ways to Use Windex That Will Make You So Happy https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/ways-to-use-windex-that-will-make-you-happy/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/ways-to-use-windex-that-will-make-you-happy/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:45:23 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=49816 16 Ways to Use Windex That Will Make You So Happy

Am I the only one who's been unusually driven to clean and organize these past few weeks? Tackling the storage room in our basement has given me a burst of energy—and produced more than a few surprises! Like a jug of Windex.

I make my own window cleaner, which the best reason I can come up with for how it got lost in that embarrassing mess (you have no idea), and hopelessly forgotten.

What a find—and not only for glass and mirrors. So many other uses—some pretty well known, others that may come as useful surprises—for good ol' Windex!

Do you have more ways you use Windex? Please tell us in the comments area of today's post.

See you there! Love, xo m

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How to Use Pure Castile Soap to Make Natural Cleaning Products https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/9-amazing-ways-to-use-dr-bronners-pure-castile-soap-to-make-your-own-cleaning-products/ https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/9-amazing-ways-to-use-dr-bronners-pure-castile-soap-to-make-your-own-cleaning-products/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:51:30 +0000 https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/?p=23385 How to Use Pure Castile Soap to Make Natural Cleaning Products

From time to time I hear from readers who have sensitivities or allergies to our beloved Blue Dawn. Is there something else we can use that will not trigger these reactions but still work well? There is and it is pure castile soap.

While olive-oil based castile soap has been around for centuries, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, itself dating back to 1858, is making a big, glorious, all-natural comeback.

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