frugal living

What Should I Do?

Country Home - Amanda Witman

Making Do

Increasing resilience in a less-than-ideal home
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:36 PM

We spent the last nine years living in a sprawling 1969 split-level ranch-style house that was clearly not designed with resilience in mind.  At the time the house was built, oil was cheap and abundant, and this fact is clear in the design of the house.  While I lived there, I learned quite a lot about what factors contribute to a house’s resilience – or not.  My husband and I were not in a position to sell the house and move to something more ideal, so I did what many people have done for centuries:  I found ways to make do. » Read more

Daily Prep

5 Frugal Fall Gardening Tips

Save on end of season tools and garden essentials
Monday, October 1, 2012, 1:08 PM

5 great tips and tasks to keep your garden saving you money throughout the slower parts of the year.

Featured Discussion

Ideas for frugal living

Ideas for frugal living

A group swap of tips & ideas for building resilience without spending $$