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.

Repurposed Silverware

For years, artists have transformed silverware pieces into beautiful jewelry, wind chimes and more. Some of these projects require special tools to create, but there are unique projects using simple flatware that you can create right at home....

White and Clear Household Items

Although we have a colorfully decorated house, I tend to favor white or neutral colored cabinets, walls and flooring to act as a blank canvas to the colorful furniture, accessories and collections we have. There are a few other things in our home I prefer in white or clear only...

Where to Find Coupons

...The one element that is necessary to save is coupons. But, where do you find them? Coupons are found in numerous places now. Below is a brief listing of many resources I utilize for finding these little pieces of money waiting to be given to you!...

Organize Your Car

On-the-go kids mean on-the-go taxi driving moms who spend half their lives living in their cars, taking their adorable children from one activity to the next. ...This is how I keep my car organized...

March Madness Spicy Bean and Cheese Dip

This spicy bean and cheese dip will keep drawing you back to the bowl!  Plus, there is no need to feel bad about going back…and back and back to the bowl...

Individual Coffee Bags

Last Christmas, my husband gifted me a new coffee maker that brews individual cups of coffee, one at a time using little pre-made coffee pods. Now with a surplus of standard coffee filters, I thought I could make some coffee packs to save a little money while traveling...

 

Easy Recycling Tips For the Family

Our family has focused on our recycling efforts for the past few years. Like many people, our trash delivery includes a recycle bin. This makes it convenient to separate the recyclable items from the trash. Try these simple ways to recycle and re-use and save money in your home...

At Home Entertainment Savers

When we have free time to enjoy some family fun, we need to find ways to save as much as possible. With three kids, admission costs, games and food, the costs can add up quickly. Below are some fun ways to save money while having fun at home...

Your Medicine Cabinet Checklist

...Having a well-stocked and organized medicine cabinet is a must as the warm weather months arrive. Are you ready to play nurse for your kids? Here are some tips to ensure your medicine cabinet is well stocked...

Benefits of Batch Cooking

While I write day-in and day-out about spending less on your dinners, at the grocery store and on food in general, I also believe that the way you spend your time in the kitchen is just as essential as how you spend your money...

Creative Parenting Tips and Tricks

Parenting may not always be easy, but there are lots of creative ways to get through the sticky parts of parenting small children. I want to share a few creative tips and tricks that worked very well for me during the first several years of raising my three kids...

Tips For Laundry Organization

With five active kids, I often wonder if there will be just one day that I can say to the mound of clothes that pile up, “Mt. Wash Me and Mt. Fold Me stop erupting!” and magically I would be caught up on the laundry...

Save On Home Remodeling

Home remodeling can be extremely expensive. And it's not something you want to skimp on because quality since it affects your home's value. Finding ways to cut on costs of remodeling is possible...

Spring Cleaning 101

...The sun is peeking out once again the Internet says that when the first warm days arrive, spring cleaning will begin to take place. So, where do we begin? Follow these steps for easy spring cleaning!..

The Importance of Patient Gardening

...Just the thought of homegrown, delicious fresh fruits and vegetables makes it just plain tough to be patient! But it is vitally important for the health and wealth of your garden. I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that will help....

Fun T-Shirt Re-Purposing

One of the best all-time mediums for graphic designers has been the T-shirt. No doubt you have many colorful “T’s” tucked in the closets of your home. Well here are some fun ideas for re-purposing those rarely worn, out-dated ones....

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