Learn how to dye your hair at home by yourself or with a little help from a friend. If money is tight you don’t have to pay money you don’t have to keep looking good. You can save scads of money if you learn how to dye hair.
Just because you don’t have a lot of money, doesn’t mean you can’t keep looking great!
If you go to a salon you can easily spend $60 to get your hair dyed. So if you get your hair done every month you could spend $720 a year and that’s not even including haircuts. You can easily get a box of dye for $8, and if you’re just doing the roots you only need half of the box. So if we estimate $4 per month that would only cost $48 per year.
That’s a saving of over $600 a year
Learning how to cut baby hair can be easy. Baby hair cutting is one of those things there’s no needs to spend money on. Cutting hair at home is free, once you’ve purchased scissors, and if you follow these tips you should be able to keep the baby occupied, content, and safe.
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Years ago my husband and I made the decision that our kids would not have nicer electronics than us. We felt that giving them better things set a precedent not only for now, but for when they grew up. In order to accomplish this goal we set about our now family tradition of regifting.
I know in a society bent on the latest newest thing this doesn’t sound very appealing, but let me tell you my kids are thrilled every time. This year we are regifting old iPods to our younger kids. Ya know those old large silver clunky ones that you probably have in your junk drawer. Just load them up with some Disney Channel songs and wah-lah you’re five your old will feel like a big kid.
Regifting isn’t limited to technology either. My daughters love when they receive a coveted necklace and little kids are thrilled to get toys that used to belong to their bigger sibs. In fact we encourage our kids to regift. We want them to know that a gift doesn’t mean it has to be something new.
In the land of landfills I think it’s good to evaluate how much stuff your kids really need. Yes we want to give them the best of everything, but aren’t they going to feel they have to keep up with that lifestyle as adults? A new iPhone today could mean they want only a new car or newly remodeled home later on which means a future built on debt. Make it a challenge and get creative. Give your kids gifts they’ll love at a price you can afford… free.
It’s Christmas breakfast… and all the kids want to do is open those presents… so how do you keep them occupied? With these free printable christmas placemats of course! These are great for a range of ages. If your child can’t read they can still enjoy coloring. If you’re looking for another fun family activity go check out my free Christmas Memory Game.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Relax and enjoy this season. What are some of your holiday traditions? Please share below in the comments section. I’d like to start a new tradition where mommy gets to sleep in until noon on Christmas morning
Frugal tip: Don’t forget to have your child turn the paper over when they are done and color on the blank side. This is good for your wallet and the world!
If you are looking for some ideas for how to save money you’ll love this video on haircuts for mature women. The popularity of short hairstyles for mature women doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon, and if you learn how to cut hair at home you can help slash money off your monthly budget.
How much money would your family save if you didn’t have to pay for haircuts every year?
Are you ready to learn how to cut mens hair? This is such a great way to save money!
Renee from Forever Fit Life shows how to cut mens hair, with some special tips for how to hide a receding hair line. She estimates that’s she’s saved over $4000 just by cutting his hair their whole marriage. That’s only calculating a once a month haircut at $10 a cut. They’ve been married for 38 years so that number is even more exciting if you estimate $30 per haircut. That would give you a savings of a savings of $13,680.
Obviousy home haircuts are a great thing for any housewife to master. You you have a family of 4 you could easily be spending $40 per month just on haircuts. (Women’s can easily cost $100 by the time you throw in dye and styling). Imagine what you could do with all that money? What would you do with the money if you no longer had to spend money on haircuts? Please answer in the comments below.
I’m going to show you how to make a mattress cover, because long after your child has “finished” potty training they might continue to experience nighttime bedwetting. One solution is to just throw a pullup on your child every night. If they don’t have an accident have them tuck it under their pillow with their pajamas to get another use out of it. But the pullup doesn’t allways keep everything in (and they are super expensive) so what about your poor mattress? If you haven’t already found out the hard way urine is a hard smell to get rid of!
After fighting a war with store purchased matress covers that so don’t deserve to be called rubber sheets, I finally gave in and came up with a way to keep the matress safe.
My super dreamy husband, Travis shows how to fill a waterbed. I wish all that I’d had to do was hold the camera, but I actually had to help carry the thing up the stairs. I’ve given birth naturally 3 times… and this was almost has hard haha! Okay maybe not, but it still wiped us out.
I love my waterbed. I’ve had it since before we were married (probably 15+ years). A lot of people are anti waterbeds, but I just don’t like normal mattresses. I feel like every time I sleep on a normal mattress my back goes out, ugh!
Don’t forget to put in the kit so your water doesn’t get all funky! If you haven’t watched it already, check out How To Drain A Waterbed.
What type of bed do you prefer to sleep on?
Renee from Forever Fit Life shows you how to trim eyebrows. Trimming eyebrows actually isn’t hard at all and learning how to groom eyebrows is something every woman should learn to do in order to keep her man looking good! Be careful, especially the first time you try this. Just cut a little at a time. Hair will grow back, but not immediately
In this tough economy one of the first things people slash is beauty expenses. You can still look great without breaking the bank. Home haircuts are another great way to save money! Are you interested in learning How To Cut A Bob Haircut, How To Cut A Bowl Haircut, or How To Cut Men’s Hair?
Hello I’m Renee with Modern Homemakers, and today we’re going to learn how to trim eyebrows. Not to confuse this we’re talking about men’s eyebrows. Don’t confuse this with a woman, we pluck we tweeze we wax, we shape. But men just want to trim out those long hairs that are hanging out. So a rat tail comb and hair cutting scissors. So just hold the comb, and whatever is hanging out we’re going to cut.
We’ve all seen those crazy bushy eyebrows that are like an inch long! You can do this for your husband so he doesn’t look like that. There you have it, that takes like 1 minute, and now you know how to trim eyebrows. Please subscribe to our youtube channel!
Here’s how to make a toy car just in time to make it as a homemade Christmas gift! This is a great gift for toddlers or young children and it’s one you frugal moms should love because you can make it for free! Talk about saving money.
Hello this is Joquena from Modern Homemakers, and I’ve been trying to come up with a project for months because I buy my children these baby foods here and they have this plastic cap on top and it’s been driving me crazy. Well I not only came up with one project, I came up with 2. So, go check out my other video “How to make a toy train” to see the other one. But, what I did, because I have a toddler is I came up with a cute little toy car.
To make this, this is a free project you just need scrap fabric, you can even cut up an old t-shirt. You need yarn, you need 4 baby food lids. If you don’t have these you could use large buttons but your car isn’t going to stand up. You need a creweling needle, and go to my website for the free pattern www.modernhomemakers.com. Stick around and I’ll show you how to make this free present.
Take your scrap fabric and this is kind of thin material so I’m going to cut 4 pieces of the train but you can just cut 2 if you have a more substantial fabric. So lay it out, pin it and cut your pieces. So you can see I’ve cut everything out and I’ve pinned my little windows. Make sure it looks good from both sides. Do a straight stitch around the windows and then a zig zag. Use thread that matches as close as possible for whatever you chose, but don’t go buy thread for a cheap project just make it work. Then snip all the little fraying threads.
Match up both sides of the toy car and pin a couple times around. Leave a space big enough for 2 of your fingers and go all the way around really close to the edge with a straight stitch. Maybe and 8th of an inch or a 4th of an inch. I don’t want to spend money on polyfil for a toy, so take some scraps of threads and fabrics and cut them up. Go in and stuff the toy car. Keep pushing your fingers in and packing it down until it’s nice and good. Stitch the opening closed and tie it off. As you can see this is possibly a free sewing project!
Now switch to a different color of thread to coordinate with whatever your wheels are. Figure out where you want your wheel to be and double up and knot your thread. Sew it on just like a button. Be careful. This is a choking hazard so make sure to secure it heavily! To make this toy even sturdier you could even use embroidery floss. So on and position all 4 wheels of your car.
You caught me playing with my kids car again! What we need next is a creweling needle, threaded with a coordinating yarn, and we’re going to give this a nice plush toy finish. Hopefully you’ve trimmed your threads already, I missed some. You might want a thimble because this can be hard on your fingers. Always from the same direction going in from the back and all the way around. What this is going to do is keep it from raveling and it’s just cute. Don’t pull it too tight but you want to go right next to the next stitch, do this all the way around your toy car. This is a great homemade present and I hope you enjoy!