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Ever heard me talking about something on Instagram Stories a gift guide post, or in an email, but then couldn’t find the link again?

I’m compiling AAAALLLLLL the things here in one easy-access page so you can save time and money by finding exactly what you need quickly.

Just scroll down to the themed list that looks like it will have what you need!

We’ll be adding to this page in order to keep up with requests, so check back as often as you need!

Kitchen Gadgets for Minimalist Green Living

These gadgets help our kitchen stay healthier (like homemade popsicles and meal prepping), a little more green (like cloth napkins), and cut down on excess clutter by using small, multi-purpose gadgets (like the julienne peeler for zoodles!).

Get our intentional, tested, curated list below the photo:

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Kitchen Appliances for a Budget-Friendly Kitchen

You don’t need ALLLLL the kitchen appliances to make budget-friendly, real food. These ones get a constant work-out in our kitchen and they help me save time and money every week!

Zulay Kitchen Favorites

Want to support a family-owned small business?

Zulay Kitchen has a ton of affordable, quality kitchen gadgets and gifts. I use many of their products and I’ve gifted quite a few. They’re a small, family-run company and their customer service is fantastic.

Shop their collections here and use the code CHEAPSKATECOOK10 at checkout for 10% off!

Some of my favorite Zulay Kitchen products:

  • Milk frother
  • Herb scissors!
  • Popcorn maker (a bowl you use in your microwave!)
  • Knife sharpener
  • Splatter screen
  • Magnetic measuring spoons

Health & Wellness

Gardening on a Budget

You don’t have to have a huge space to grow your own food! I started when we had NO yard and NO balcony – just some sprout seeds in a mason jar.

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Building your own raised beds is so easy and budget-friendly, but if you need a pre-made kit, here are some options:

Vertical Gardening options. Our Earth Tower Garden is sadly sold out, but here are some alternatives:

Clothing & Beauty

I don’t *love* clothes shopping, so these are the items I have LOVED getting from Amazon.

Budget-Friendly Home Decor

We love clean, tidy, decorated spaces. You don’t need a lot of money to make your space beautiful. Here are some of our favorite finds.

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(Note: Our farmhouse is currently a big work in progress, so most of these items were for our townhouse, which had more of a modern-minimalist vibe. I’ll update this page as we furnish the farmhouse.)

See our Debt-free Home Tour here!

Easy-to-Grow House Plants

I don’t consider myself a great gardener, and I wouldn’t say I have a very green thumb. However, I do love plants. They help clean the air in your house naturally while adding stylish decor that feels life-giving and uncluttered.

It’s one of the easiest things you can do to make your home feel cleaner and more homey at the same time.

However, my plants have to be easy to take care of and hard to kill. Here are the plants that made that cut.

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You can find some of these pretty inexpensively at your local garden center, but I added some shipped options here so you can at least look at them.

Plants that didn’t make the cut: MOST SUCCULENTS. I live in the Southeast US, and these plants are happiest in dry, hot climates, like the Southwest. Regardless of how trendy they are, they were a waste of money for me.

Homeschooling

If you’re considering homeschooling – or just looking for some fun, educational ideas – here’s a list of games, curriculum, books, and videos we love.

I shared lots of free resources and you can find many of these at the library!

Kids Cook Real Food Summer Camp!

This is my favorite kids cooking course, and it’s why my big boys are capable and helpful in the kitchen (this summer, they are planning, buying, and cooking all of their food!). Join their free virtual Summer Camp here!

Books for Homeschool Teachers:

  1. A Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual, By Catherine Levison
  2. A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason’s Timeless Educational Ideas, By Deborah Taylor-Hough
  3. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, By Tim Seldin
  4. Ambleside Online (curricululm)
  5. Easy-Peasy Homeschool (curriculum)

Preschool

Early Elementary (K-2nd)

Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)

Read-Alouds