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This group will focus on the issues of living truly thrifty, simple and frugal lives.

This is where you will be able to network with others who share the philosophy of building community, eliminating debt, making do or doing without and finding ways to escape our culture of "buy, buy, buy!" (AKA more, more, more!)

When buying is inevitable then doing so with minimal cost. There is no reason why we should ever have to pay full inflated price for anything. There is always a way to get what you need at a discount, on sale, clearance and sometimes even free.
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Blog: How to make a Green Cleaning Kit  
There are so many good reasons to start cleaning green. It costs less than using conventional cleaners, its kinder to the environment, and its non-toxic so kinder to your body too!

You only need a few basic ingredients to clean the whole house.

What you need:
Baking Soda - abrasive, water soluble and anti-fungal
White Vinegar - a deodoriser and sanitiser
Liquid Castille Soap
Tea Tree Oil - anti-fungal, antiseptic

Spray Bottles

Creme Cleaner
1/2 cup Baking Soda
Liquid Castille Soap

Mix the two together to a texture like frosting.
Great on baths, showers and handbasins.

All purpose Spray Cleaner
Fill a spray bottle with half white vinegar and half water. This is also a good floor cleaner.

Mould Killer
2 tsp Tea Tree Oil
2 cups Water

Shake together in a spray bottle and spray onto mould in showers, on walls, ceilings . . . in fact pretty much anywhere!

Window Cleaner
1/2 tsp Castille Soap
3 T White Vinegar
2 cups Water

Microwave Cleaner
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1/2 cup Water

Bring to the boil in the microwave. Baked on food will be loosened so you can easily wipe it off and the microwave will be deodorised.

Toilet Cleaner
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 cup White Vinegar

Sprinkle Baking Soda around toilet bowl. Pour over White vinegar. Scrub with a toilet brush.

Oven Cleaner
3/4 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Salt
1/4 cup Water

Mix ingredients to a thick paste. Moisten oven surfaces with a damp cloth. Spread paste over oven surfaces. Leave overnight, then remove with a spatula and wipe clean.

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Blog: Looking for ways to be more frugal  
Hi.  I am new here and would like to know more ways to be frugal.  I am not one to buy fancy or expensive things but am always willing to know how to save more money.
Posted: Apr 17, 2008 10:17am | (1) | (0) |  
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