Category: Miscellaneous

8 Affordable Remodelling Details that will Make you Happier at Home

Changes are always good, especially if they’re in your home. Since you’re spending the most of your time there, why wouldn’t you make it as beautiful as it can be? It is simple, home is supposed to be a place which reflects your personality, your taste and makes you feel happy, but sometimes we forget about that. And before you start complaining about the budget, let me tell you right now, no. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorating, and the true beauty is in details. With all that being said, here are 8…

Free Shipping Day 2016

Just a reminder for those who are sending gifts for the holidays Free Shipping Day is scheduled this year for Dec. 16 and more than 1000 merchants registered to participate. That means if you ship on December 16th it will be free and arrive by December 24th.  Procrastinators rejoice! Before the U.S. recession hit in 2007, the phrase “Free Shipping Day” didn’t exist in the national vocabulary. After a few short years, Free Shipping Day now stands side-by-side with Cyber Monday and has left Black Friday in the dust. Not bad for an…

September Is National Coupon Month

Ironic, coincidence, or  just the inevitable star crossed event – September is National Coupon Month and the month The Frugal Diva was born.   How appropriate that my birthday falls in the month for celebrating savings.  Coupon usage continues to rise and as a nation we are very interested in keeping more of our hard earned paychecks.  When economists tell us to spend more they never tell us where to get the money.  For those who are not trust fund babies, lottery winners, or living off the grid, coupons and budgeting help keep us ahead of higher prices and able to…

Student Savings

Tuition is expensive enough. Make sure you are getting the following discounts. Gift Card Granny has 95 student discounts savings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 19-million students enrolled in higher education institutions across the country. Whether you’re gearing up for your first day on campus or are counting the days until graduation, make sure to take advantage of your status as a student while it lasts. Besides the prize of a degree or just learning something, students get to partake in many savings around town and around the Internet. Here are…

How to Install and Maintain a Home Solar Electric System

The solar industry is growing at an astounding rate – according to statistics provided by the Green Tech Media, roughly two thirds (68% in the United States) of all solar photovoltaic (PV) systems worldwide have been installed since 2011. Installing a PV solar module can be an involved process (it usually takes around 3 months to implement the system), but in general, the benefits outweigh the effort and the costs tremendously. Installing a solar electric system is a long-term investment. While it can cost as much as $10,000 to go solar in California (costs vary from state to state…

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

The Frugal Diva thinks every day should be Earth Day. Recycle, repurpose, and replenish, it’s the best way to be thrifty. Since no one is an authority on everything,  here are my favorite resources for going green. Let’s start with one of my favorite activities, spring cleaning.  Yes, I am a bit of a neat freak and love nothing more then to take everything off my pantry shelves, clean, and reorganize. Sometimes you just  have to admit that you are truly never going to use that bottle of caraway seeds. This site has so many great…

Do’s and Dont’s for Packing and Moving

·       DO all of the packing and labeling before moving day. o  You’d be surprised how many people get stuck in the last minute rush to pack everything and move it all in one day. Make sure everything but a change of clothes is packed and ready to go. ·      DON’T forget to color code your boxes for each room. o  Most people know to label their moving boxes but unpacking is much easier for you and your movers is your boxes are color coded according to room. ·      DO find free boxes at the grocery stores and online…