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Lotion Bars Breeze Through Security

If your quart-size liquids bag is overstuffed, one item you can remove is hand lotion. Then pack a lotion bar instead. Being solid instead of liquid, the bar can remain in your carryon, handbag, or jacket pocket when you go … Continue reading

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Traveling Safely with Electronics

Just because electronic devices need protection when traveling doesn’t mean you have to shell out as much money for the carrier as you did for the device itself. You can be creative, protective, and frugal, all at the same time. … Continue reading

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Throwaway Eyewear

I hope the headline worked in getting your attention, because it’s not really true. No authentic Savage Sister ever throws anything away that still has life in it. But the pair of readers and its custom case featured in today’s … Continue reading

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Save Room—Wear Your Pillow

In my opinion, one’s pillow can make or break a good night’s sleep. I prefer a fairly flat pillow, filled with genuine down, that I can fluff exactly the way I want my head and neck to be supported. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Onboard Personal Item

You already know you can usually take one carryon bag and one personal item aboard flights. Now that the most airlines charge extra for checked luggage, we travelers are getting creative with our personal items. My solution is to use … Continue reading

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No-Cost Paint Container

Joan, an honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently gave us a great idea for do-it-yourself painters. Husband Hank set out to touch up the fence, but the full gallon of paint was too heavy and awkward for him to manage. … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Utility Tables

When Carmen Davis-Stevens needs a table, she doesn’t spend hard-earned money to purchase one. She simply makes what she needs out of materials on hand. As an honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, Carmen shares with us how she made two … Continue reading

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Second Life for Chicken Wire and Lawnmowers

When Carmen got tired of looking at a pile of chicken wire that once surrounded an old poultry pen, she tried to squish it into small wads. “‘A Spade Is a Spade’ is what resulted,” she told us. “After that … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Clever Wood Stove Conversion

Carmen Davis-Stevens, our honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently sent us pictures of her stove-conversion project. Jennifer and I are impressed. We thought you would be, too. Carmen purchased an old wood-burning cook stove to use in her summer kitchen.* … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Door Magic

When our guest blogger Joan recently told us about her stepdaughter, a person after our own creative, recycling hearts, she bragged about one of Carmen’s creative projects. Fifteen winters ago when wind was blowing in under Carmen’s front door, she … Continue reading

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