Best of 2018: 50 Projects You Loved This Year

All of your favorite budget-friendly projects, recipes, and more!

By: Scott Ursalo, Editor,
Best of 2018 50 Projects You Loved This Year

We dug deep into the archives for 2018, crunched some numbers, and collected 50 of our most clicked projects and recipes. These reader favorites represent the best of the best for last year, and as we voyage into 2019, they're a great starting point for living a cheap and thrifty lifestyle. Whether you're looking for budgeting advice, cheap recipes, or easy DIYs for the home, this list has it all. 

Bookmark this page, make a checklist, and enter 2019 with more financial savvy than ever. It's never too late to catch up on all 50 of these terrific projects and recipes. Like you, we're always looking to save money where we can, so we can spend it on the important things like retirement, travel, education, etc. Peruse these 50 top projects with us, and use them as inspiration for even more amazing ways to live a more thrifty and fulfilling life. 

Top Budgeting Ideas & Financial Tips of 2018

This section covers everything from starting and maintaining your own etsy store to cheap and thrifty ways to have a romantic date with your partner. These tips and tricks will help you save money as well as make money. 

Top Thrifty Recipes of 2018

Part of the thrifty living lifestyle is having an assortment of cheap and easy recipes to fall back on. While this list may be small, it's mighty! Check out these delicious favorites below, and vote for new favorites in 2019. 

Top Holiday Projects of 2018

The holidays are certainly a hot topic at, and this list proves it! Check out stupid easy crafts for having a beautiful, happy, and homemade holiday in 2019! 

Top Beauty & Fashion Projects of 2018

These wonderful sewing, crocheting, and upcycling hacks will help you stay fashionable without having to empty out your purse! This section covers everything from DIY yarn to upcycled clothing and crochet blankets. 

What are some of your favorite projects of 2018? Tell us about them in the comments!

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