Once a month I take a different look at some popular but somewhat wimpy frugal tips and try to beef them up. Yeah!
Air Dry Your Clothes
Wimpy Tip: Hang your clothes out on the line to air dry. Not bad, but it lacks excitement.
Tip on Steroids: Secure your wet clothes to the bike you ride to work and they should be dry by the time you get there. A two for one frugal tip!
Homemade Silver Cleaner
Wimpy Tip: Use baking soda as a frugal alternative to clean your silver.
Tip on Steroids: Seriously, you own a silver set? Sell that sucker on eBay or Craigslist and get back to reality with good old stainless steel.
Use Newspapers to Control Garden Weeds
Wimpy Tip: Put down newspapers between garden plants to control the weed population. Nope, still too much work.
Tip on Steroids: Just plant the vegetables in your front lawn with space to mow around them and forget about the weeds.
Pumped Up Frugal Tips: Change, Shower Water, Bus and Bike Edition