Six Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags

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These days most grocery stores no longer offer paper sacks, and if you have forgotten your reusable bags, you are probably going to go home with anywhere from one to two dozen little plastic sacks. You can often find these bags at your local grocery store for 99 cents or a dollar or two. You can even save a few plastic grocery bags and reuse them at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Call to Action Do you reuse your grocery bags?

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Go Green This Halloween

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We do put up decorations (ones I buy at garage sales or thrift stores and reuse each year). Tip # 2 Recycle/reuse costumes. Buy one then sell, donate or exchange it. If your child (or you) just has to have that store bought costume with all the non-biodegradable materials (you know, that one that costs you at least $20), then after its typical one time use, just donate to your local charity or sell it at your next garage sale or online.

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My 2020 Financial Goals & A Recap of 2019

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I feel like I made a lot of trips to the thrift store to donate our stuff, but my house will tell you otherwise. That book has changed my outlook on reusing, recycling, making do, and rethinking one use products. I never really embraced the idea of choosing a word for the year. I tried it in the past and was gung-ho for the first month and then forgot all about the word. However, 2019 was the first year that I found a word that I could stand by.

Am I Frugal – or Cheap?

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Plus, the styles that fit are usually made by the high end manufacturers and carried in exclusive (expensive) clothing stores. There is a lovely thrift store not far from my neighborhood that receives donations from the folks in the local golfing gated community. I wash and reuse freezer bags. Sometimes I wonder about myself. All my life I’ve been careful with money, most of the time through necessity, but now just through habit.

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