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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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. 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending.

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Make Your Own Beauty Products

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Sick of spending a small fortune on beauty products when you’re not even sure what’s in them half the time? You can make some quick and easy beauty treats using ingredients that you’ve already got at home. What Kind of Things Can I Use? Homemade Body Care Products.

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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.

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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30-Minute Healthy Hamburger Soup Recipe

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There’s nothing worse then seeing a ton of grease/fat floating around on top of your food. While beef in general is not bad for you, using lean, good quality beef is a healthier choice. It’s diced tomatoes, garlic, and onion, which I use all the time!