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Salt: Saving Money on Salt



Salt lasts for many years.  Buy it in bulk, and store it in a cool, dry place.

Salt keep in the kitchen in a salt shaker often gets hot. Save money on salt by keeping it from clumping  in your salt shaker.  Add some rice to your salt shaker.  The rice is large enough not to go through the holes, and it will keep the salt fluid.

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on salt.


Kitchen and Cooking

Preserves salad greens (dry) Soak to remove fish scales.
Keeps cracked eggs intact during boiling.
Makes Beaten Egg Whites fluffier.
Soak apples to freshen.
Used for canning.
Shortens cooking time of food in a double broiler.
Sprinkle on pie spills in oven (while cooking) for easy cleanup afterwards.


Add to wash to brighten colors.
Sprinkle on eggs dropped on the floor to clean up easily.
Pre-soak- use to remove stains.
Use with vinegar and flour to clean brass and copper.
Removes ink on carpet (dry).
Add to lemon juice to clean piano keys (ivory keys).
Use with lemon juice to remove mildew.
Prevents wicker furniture from turning yellow (dry).

Household Help

Keeps cut flowers fresher.
Make spackle with equal parts salt and flour.
Kills weeds.

Beauty and Health

Use salted water for mouthwash.
Nasal Spray- 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda.
Brush teeth in equal parts of baking soda and salt.





Tightwad Tidbits

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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini