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. Clothing and Linens.

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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. Find Ways to Re-Use as Much As You Can.

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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

Family Balance Sheet

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.

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

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When you are spending more than you actually make a month, you need to downsize your appetite, your desire for flashy clothes, your shoe collection, your car collection, and your attitude. It doesn’t mean that you have to wear sack cloth and douse yourself in ashes every morning.

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15 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs

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If you know exactly how much energy you’re using, you can take appropriate measures to cut back. Switch off appliances when they’re not in use. Turn off lights and electric appliances when you’re not using them, and this includes leaving them on standby.

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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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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. TVs, cable, Internet service, certain clothes, particular foods, and even some social activities.

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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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Vinegar – The Amazing Green Cleaner

For the Mommas

You can use it in various ways to keep your house sparkling clean. Using white distilled vinegar as an all-around cleaner is preferable to store bought harsh, toxic chemical blends because it is safe to use. Let stand for 15 minutes and wipe out with a damp cloth.

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