SC Johnson Family Economics Blog

Save money, spend time

Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.

When I think of going to the farmer’s market, I vision long rows of neatly aligned and freshly picked vegetables, large tubs overflowing with vine ripened melons and cantaloupe, and baskets of fresh corn...

Using Social Media to Save

Are you in need of coupons? If so, you’d be pleased to know that saving coupons is just one tweet or Facebook “like” away. Sometimes it does pay to be socially connected.... There are several places that should be on your radar for social media savings. Here are just a few...

Organizing Books and Magazines

...most of us tend to hang on to books and magazines with no intent of ever revisiting them, creating an accumulation of items that can take over an enormous amount of space. So when you’re ready to purge those books and magazines, here are some ideas to help you...

Successful Garage Sale Tips

...All of my children have enjoyed the adventure of hosting garage sales during the summer. Maybe it is the fun of pretending they have a store or the idea that they are making extra money. I, on the other hand, look at hosting garage sales as a lot of work. But over the years I have learned a few successful garage sale tips and tricks...

There’s just something about a chilled orzo salad during the summertime—it just makes my tongue, my tummy and my heart happy! Orzo is the perfect size, texture and does beautifully in a salad with lightly sautéed vegetables and fresh herbs from the garden... 

Special Message Containers

...Message containers can be crafted or purchased. It’s what you put inside that makes them extra special. They make great gifts for teachers, children, family and friends. The contents themselves can be as elaborate as you like or as simple as handwritten words on strips of plain paper...

Save More When You Spend

As my family was working on eliminating our consumer debt...I was able to find ways to get what we needed, and even a few things we wanted, without spending a fortune. Below are five areas where we have managed to get more for less...

The heat is on and the kids need some cooling down so whether you are hanging at the house, playing at the beach or headed to the cabin, your kids will enjoy cooling off to these fun splish, splash games and activities...

Fun with Soda Bottle Caps

Back in the day of glass-bottled soda, bottle caps were very easy to come by and I loved to use them for craft projects. Here are a few of my favorite things to do with soda bottle caps...

Grilling Breads and Potatoes

Today we’re talking about grilling breads and potatoes. As soon as you add these to your grilling repertoire, you can make an entire meal on the grill...

Several Ways to Save at the Pump

Gas prices continue to rise! Here are some ways you can save a few dollars at the pump...

Fun Fabric Yo-Yos

...Fabric yo-yo’s are simple dimensional pieces created by folding and stitching the edge of a circle-shape piece of fabric and are a great craft to tote along for those on-the-go projects. Most fabric yo-yo creations are made from multiple fabric patterns and colors married into one collective piece....

Organizing My Magazine Addiction

...After my stack of magazines began to grow I had to come up with a plan to organize them all. So, I’m going to let you in on my secret to organizing my magazine addiction. Over the years I have used two different magazine organization methods...

Healthy Homemade Popsicles

...When it comes to popsicles, they are best homemade. Not only do you get to control the taste and deliciousness, you also control the amount of sugar or sweetener added.... So, keep those popsicle molds filled with healthy juices this summer and you’ll have happy kids and happy moms...

A Picnic with Friends

...A simple picnic with a homemade dish is a wonderful way to show someone just how much they mean to you. So pack a cooler and blanket or chairs and take a good friend to lunch....

Five Ways to Save Money Instantly

Portion sizes are getting smaller and gas prices are rising. What can you do to help offset the higher cost of things to impact your budget today? Try these ways to save a few bucks immediately!...

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