Kelly’s Thrifty Tips for September 20, 2012



Today instead of sharing a favorite savings website, I thought I would share some household tips on the cheap.

If you have hard water stains, you can clean them up by making a mixture of two parts salt and one part vinegar.  Rub it into the stains with a sponge or cloth.

I love this one, rub car wax on your stove top, buff it in, and messes will come off more easily!  Brilliant right?

Clean your mirrors with shaving cream (not gel) and they will not only shine, but they wont fog up as easily.

Mix olive oil and lemon juice for a homemade furniture polish.

Polish sliver ware with a paste made of corn starch and water.

Lastly, want to make your own laundry detergent?¬† Follow this link to a recipe I posted in March on Radio Shine’s blog.¬† It is amazing and makes so much!¬† I made my last batch in September and I have only started using my second bottle.¬† I still have half a tub of concentrated cleaner left to fill up more bottles.¬† I figure I will easily get a¬† year and a half out of this recipe.

FREE EBOOKS (These were free at the time of my posting.  Always check the price before you download)

Springtime of the Spirit (The Great War) by Maureen Lang (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

Homestead: Modern Pioneers Pursuing the Edge of Possibility (AMAZON)

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS has three music downloads this week including “Stand” from Britt Nicole.

New Release Tuesday has five free downloads this week including “Resuscitate Me” from Remedy Drive.¬† You can also preview Remedy Drive’s new album “Resuscitate” at New Release Tuesday this week.


While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Purina Healthy Weight at Walmart.

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Finish Quantum for dishwashers. 

Sign up for your free sample of Fleur fragrance while supplies last.

Bio-True contact solution is offering an opportunity for a free sample too.


Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins Fresh $1.67 lb (limit 4)


Cacique Chorizo 10 oz 99 cents

Red Seedless  Grapes 68 cents lb