How To Re-use Common Items

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If something is useful and I might personally use it later, it gets saved and used again. Common Items to Re-Use and How to Re-Use Them. Zip lock bags are routinely washed and used again for food (or other) storage.

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7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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From food waste to packaging to disposable items, there are a lot of resources being used by humans. If you find yourself throwing out a lot of food, you can remedy the problem by shopping with a list. Preserve Some of Your Food. Pay attention to that when you buy.

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Stay on track with bringing your lunch to work

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Furthermore, my office was not near any sort of restaurant or café, thereby eliminating the accessibility of food out, as well as my craving for it. The only food nearby was at the cafeteria, which lacked any sort of allure because their menu was so limited and meat based.

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Day 4 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Budget: Pantry Challenge

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Along with your orderly kitchen, you should also have an inventory of the food that you have on hand. Today, we’re going to plan meals using those inventories of foods you found in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. I will need to buy the canned clams.

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6 Reasons to Meal Plan

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If you’re used to being spontaneous with your choice of meals, the idea of planning your meals for the week in advance might seem tedious and unappealing, but there are some definite advantages involved. By working out your household’s meals in advance, you’ll save money in food costs.

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Interview with a Self-Made Millionaire

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For so long, we plodded along with next to nothing while our neighbors were running up their charge cards and using home equity loans to take vacations. I remember that we re-used our coffee grounds. Me: What do you mean, re-used your coffee grounds?

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Ten Paper Products To Cross Off Your Grocery List | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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Try replacing some paper products on your list with cloth and re-usable products that you probably have around the house and you will not only reduce your grocery spending, but you will also reduce your waste. I use flannel hankies during sniffle season. Use them for your garbage.

10 Upcycled Storage Solutions

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After my “tidying up” adventures , I was inspired to find other ways of using everyday items to organize my life, otherwise known as my upcycled storage solutions! I like the idea of transforming items that I usually throw away into something useful.

Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium

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Because so many people are living on incomes that cannot support their spending habits; living on borrowed money, moving money from account to account, buying, spending, hiding the bills, and eventually the ‘dog of debt’ will catch up to you and bite you right in your credit report.

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Are You Letting Your Luxuries Become Needs?

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It allows loved ones to contact us, and it can be useful when you are in an emergency situation. The reality, of course, is that paying the monthly charges — not to mention buying the phone in the first place — is somewhat expensive.

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How to Build a Bird Feeder from Recycled Materials

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Sufficient food is vital for them to make it to the next spring, literally. Use the craft knife to cut the first cross and then make it a small circle, to fit the handle of the wooden spoon. If you have used a large soda bottle, repeat this process on the other side of the bottle.

Saving Money by Taking Your Own Lunches to Work

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If you work out how much you’re spending on work lunches in the average work week, you might be surprised to know just how much money is being frittered away. This doesn’t require much more effort than what you were already doing and is perfect if you’re always pushed for time in the mornings!

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Savings Tip: Use Reusable Packages for School Lunches

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If you’re packing lunches for your child or children, you may have already figured out budget-friendly items to include. While this may seem like a nominal price, when you’re using them five days a week for several years, the cost seems more significant.

Your Car Insurance Rates Can Be Lower If…

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I’d be flipping burgers at the nearest fast-food chain instead. The worse the rap sheet, the higher the premium, so don’t speed, don’t drink and drive, and if you feel you’re channeling the inner spirit of the lead from that action movie you just saw, just don’t.

Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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When you can reuse or re-purpose an item, you are not only saving it from the landfills, but you are also saving the expense and energy which would have been expended when you recycle. To keep our kitchen trash can clean, we use either a heavy paper bag or a small plastic bag.

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Can You Cut Expenses by a Half Million Dollars?

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With the advent of the Great Recession, today’s populations are re-learning frugality and expense reduction. We were so poor that we re-used coffee grounds to make more coffee! 262,032 Food Preparation. This post was written by Marie. .

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Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

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And with spring time comes spring cleaning, the chance to de-clutter your house, get rid of the belongings you no longer have use for and freshen up the old place. Re-use, recycle or re-sell. Related posts: Frugal Food Tips.

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10 Ways to $ave Energy Comfortably

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The following are some tips, tricks, and tools you can employ to lower your energy use. Monthly cooking appears to be a growing trend, however, think back to when you were young and you likely remember your parents or grandmother cooking far too much food and freezing it for later use. If you’re using the energy (and spending money to do so) to make the food, why make just enough for one meal when you can stock up?

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Guest Post: 10 Ways to $ave Energy Comfortably

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The following are some tips, tricks, and tools you can employ to lower your energy use. Monthly cooking appears to be a growing trend, however, think back to when you were young and you likely remember your parents or grandmother cooking far too much food and freezing it for later use. If you’re using the energy (and spending money to do so) to make the food, why make just enough for one meal when you can stock up?

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Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics

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comes up and you are left to try and scramble some food together to form a meal, or end up having to order out a meal that may not be the healthiest option for your family. Keep a dry erase board in your pantry with a list of things you need to buy. This site uses affiliate links.