Articles on DIY

Breathe Easy: 10 Natural Air Fresheners

Deodorizers and disinfectants don't have to be full of chemicals. Freshen your space the frugal, all-natural way with these eco-friendly ideas.

What Americans Can Learn From How the Rest of the World Saves Energy

After traveling to Europe and Australia, one writer has learned a several energy-saving tips that he's eager to bring home.

Foods You Can Grow in the Comfort of Your Home

You don't need a yard to grow produce — heck, you don't even need a patio. From mushrooms to berries, discover foods that are easy to grow indoors.

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

Sure, ready-made deodorant is easy to purchase and use. But there are some great reasons to make your own (inexpensive!) deodorant.

20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them

Independence is at the heart of frugality. But to be independent, you need skills. Here are 20 easy-to-learn skills that can save you money.

All Dried Up: How to Dry Fruits and Vegetables

Extending the life of extra produce and making healthier snacks is simple — dry your fruits and veggies! Learn how with this guide.

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

A DIY exterior paint job can save you a lot of money, but it's not a casual, finish-in-a-day project. Here are the steps and tools you'll need to do it right.

Sock It to Me: 15 Uses for Old Socks

Don't send your single socks to the big laundry basket in the sky! Instead, repurpose them with these 15 useful ideas.

9 Thrifty, Meaningful Gifts for Mom

You can't put a monetary value on how much you love your mom, so this Mother's Day, show her how much you care with these inexpensive-but-meaningful gifts.

19 Ways to Reuse Old Towels

Towels ready for the trash? Think again! From easy household helpers to sew-and-go fashions, these projects will give new life to your old terrycloth.

9 Dollar Store DIY Projects to Try Out

Get your craft on for less with these fun and inexpensive projects for accessories, home decorations, and more.

Frugal Ways to Help Your Child Get the Best Education

Making sure your kids get the best education possible isn't always easy, but these resources can help you create a challenging curriculum on the cheap.

19 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes

Don't throw out that Cheerios box! When the cereal's all gone, use the cardboard for one of these fun and useful projects.

25 Awesome, Useful Gifts

Whether it's for a birthday, holiday, or other celebration, eliminate the phrase "it's the thought that counts" by giving one of these awesome, useful gifts.

Beyond the Mouth: 14 Uses for Dental Floss

Floss isn't just for freshening breath and fighting plaque; it's also amazing for DIY fixes and curing everyday problems. Discover these 14 great uses.

25 Things to Do With Reusable Water Bottles

As reusable water bottles become more common, you may think you have too many. But these containers are useful for much more than just holding water.

18 Ways to Make Old Things Seem New

Old stuff — we all have so much of it. Whether it's clothing, furniture, or something else, try one of these techniques to make it seem totally new.

10 Ways to Reuse Buttons

If you have a veritable flood of fasteners hanging around your house, use those extra buttons in one of these fun, creative projects.

How to Give Yourself a Manicure at Home

Manicures can give your nails a polished, professional appearance, but they aren't cheap. Here's how to make your nails look great at home.

15 Ways to Reuse Detergent Bottles

Instead of trashing them when the detergent runs dry, discover the multitude of uses for these very versatile bottles.