60 Frugal Skills Everyone Should Know

Fill your brain with the right information, and you'll save a ton. Here are 60 frugal skills that are worth adding to your memory bank:

Automotive

1. Change oil.
2. Jump-start a car.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Add windshield washer fluid.
5. Check coolant level.
6. Wax a car.
7. Change a tire.

Kitchen Skills

8. Make bread.
9. Can your own food.
10. Make ice cream.
11. Substitute ingredients in recipes.
12. Make a cake from scratch.
13. Make pancakes from scratch.
14. Make broth: beef, vegetable, chicken, turkey
15. Cook dried beans.
16. Use up leftovers.
17. Make yogurt.
18. Season a cast iron pan.
19. Roast a chicken.
20. Cook in bulk.

Sewing/Mending

21. Hem a pair of pants.
22. Sew on a button.
23. Fix a broken zipper.
24. Mend a ripped seam.
25. Use a sewing machine.

Crafting

Home Maintenance

27. Fix a leaky faucet.
28. Unclog a drain.
29. Unclog a toilet.
30. Caulk.
31. Reverse a ceiling fan.
32. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
33. Clean a dryer vent.
34. Change your HVAC filter.
35. Get rid of fruit flies.
36. Get rid of ants.
37. Clean your gutters.
38. Drain the sediment from a hot water heater.

Bargain Shopping

41. Stack coupons.
42. Make your own sale.
43. Haggle.
44. Barter.
45. Cherry pick.
46. Stockpile.

Money Management

47. Make a household budget.
48. Balance a checkbook.
49. Negotiate medical bills.
50. Contest a billing error.
51. Calculate your net worth.
52. Read an electric meter.

Gardening

53. Save seeds.
54. Grow plants from cuttings.
55. Grow plants from seed.
56. Divide plants.
57. Forage.
58. Plant a vegetable garden.
59. Grow an herb garden.
60. Compost.