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Weekly Finds: Simple Pleasures & Frugal Living

Frugality, thrift and simple living in this week’s media:

Urban foraging for crabapples – Frugal & Urban
I especially liked how many people stopped to talk with her as she was picking apples.

Two-cycle billing – Get Rich Slowly
Make yourself aware of two-cycle billing, weird grace period cut-offs and other credit card maneuvers that will cost you money.

What Cooking Skills Would You Like to Learn? – Mother Earth News
Readers answer the question in the comments section — interesting.

Plastics: What’s Dangerous, What’s Not – Mother Earth News
Helpful breakdown toward the end of the article of what to avoid. Yikes.

Roundup: Repurposed Mail Sorters – Apartment Therapy
We actually repurposed a mail sorter/magazine holder into a drying rack for baking trays and cutting boards.

The Many Reasons to Make Do with Less – Wise Bread
A nice perspective from one writer who has cut down on consumption.

Enjoy Homemade Butter in Less than Five Minutes – Lifehacker
I never knew it was so easy! I’m curious how much the recipe makes and if it’s cheaper than buying butter.

Top 10 Tricks MacGyver Would Be Proud Of – Lifehacker
These are great! Except for storing your food in a plastic cd case. Perhaps they need to read the Mother Earth plastics article linked above.

Weekly Finds: Simple Pleasures & Frugal Living

Frugality, thrift and simple living in this week’s media:

The Queen of Coupons – The Boston Globe
I have never been much of a coupon-user, but this woman is and she’s amazing!

President Shifts Focus to Renting, Not Owning – The Boston Globe
A shift away from the “ownership society.” Especially interesting for those of us who are still renters.

How to create fresh, natural and frugal household cleaners – Design Sponge
I must try this; perhaps it will inspire the same “cleaning fastidiousness” in me that Ashley is lucky enough to possess. Ha!

Instant Air Fresheners for Small Spaces – Apartment Therapy
A sweet little trick to freshen up a tiny space.

30 Summer Pleasures You Can Enjoy Today – On Simplicity
A lovely list of simple summer pleasures, many of them free.