Ways to live frugally while enjoying life

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15 Ways To Save At The Grocery Store

15 Ways To Save At The Grocery Store

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer for more information.   I have spent a good portion of my life being frugal and a HUGE portion of that was spent at the grocery store trying to cut back where I can. These […]

Dual Purpose Products

Dual Purpose Products

Who doesn’t love a product that you can use in more ways then one?! Not only is this the minimalist side of me, not wanting to have loads of items when when one product does the trick, but it also saves money not having to […]

How To Pack The Perfect Cooler

How To Pack The Perfect Cooler

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With Labor Day being right around the corner I thought what better then to share my secrets on how I pack the perfect cooler! This is great to know if your planning on heading out on a road trip (which you can see 10 ways I save on a Road Trip here), going to the lake or even heading to a BBQ. I have this list broken down by steps which turns into layers. I have purchased my Igloo cooler through Amazon and it was been the BEST COOLER!

  • Start with a cool cooler if possible- Depending on the size of the cooler, I bring mine inside to cool it off but if you have a smaller cooler putting it in the fridge might be a good idea.

Step 1 on how to pack a cooler!

Step 2: Place heavy items in cooler

  • Heavy items-  Such as, water, soda or beer. These are things that can get really cold.

Step 3 Add light items

  • Lighter items- These are things like lunch meat, fruit, vegetables, etc

Step 4: Add ice

  • More ice- This is when I take a zipper type bag full of ice with all the air out (cold air sinks). In my photo above I have placed a medium size bag of ice but feel free to use a gallon size bag if you need things to stay cooler.

Step 5: Add your fragile items

  • Fragile items- Such as, bread or sandwiches

This layering process will keep food cold and dry. I also like to pack some paper towels, plastic bag (such as a grocery bag) for garbage, a small sharp knife, and some plastic silverware.  I hope this helps you for your cooler needs! I would love to hear if you have any cooler tricks, feel free to ad your comments below!

Tackling Those Tough Areas: Paperwork

Tackling Those Tough Areas: Paperwork

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more information. Today I want to talk about how to apply what you know about minimalism from my last article, which you can find  here and start living this out today. Now most of […]

Hi Frugal Friends!

Hi Frugal Friends!

I will start this blog out by telling you about myself. I have always been a very hard worker and have ALWAYS found a way to make my money stretch. From at home diy manicures to at home cooking all the way to vacations. It […]