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

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Free Printable Mason Jar Labels

Couponing 101

These go perfectly with the 10 different uses for mason jars , especially if you’re using your jars to store various foods. Aren’t these Printable Mason Jar Labels just adorable?

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Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

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From using espaliering to grow apple trees in a container, to herbs, to a variety of vegetables , it’s possible to transform a small space into an effective container garden. It’s even possible to use eggshells as seed starts. What do you use for container gardening?

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

Family Balance Sheet

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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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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Save Money and Time with Once a Month Cooking

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While most people think of eating out as a way to relax and save time, they typically don’t account for the time it takes to drive back and forth to the restaurant as well as the time to order, sit and wait for the food, and eat.

10 Upcycled Storage Solutions

Couponing 101

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.

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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10 Ways to Reduce Utility Bills

Couponing 101

Reducing your water not only helps with your bills, it also helps with making sure you’re not wasting water for no reason! Use CFL or LED bulbs instead of traditional incandescent bulbs. Use a smart power strip.

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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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How to Save Money at the Supermarket

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If you’re anything like most people, you’re probably feeling the pinch thanks to rising food prices. There is some good news though – you can bring your food shopping costs down with some careful planning. So, have you been feeling the food price increase?

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.

Avoid Toxic Skincare Products In Minutes Flat

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Whether it’s because “green” is in or because summer is coming to an end, lately I have been asked by almost everyone I know about the safety of the skincare products they have been using. Then, it’s time to get educated about the products you purchase and use every day on your body.

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Savings Tip: Use Reusable Packages for School Lunches

Couponing 101

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.

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

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Believe it or not, those name brand foods, household goods, clothing, and accessories you buy can be found in the same aisles with the name of the store stamped on them. Used Doesn’t Mean Abused. Embrace the Food Network. That is $100 a week you can be using to BUY GROCERIES!

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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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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?

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5 Companies that Deliver Anything in an Hour – Honest Review

Coupons Do Work

Read the reviews of the 5 best companies to use that we love : . If you’re using all of these features and Now’s same-day delivery. Items available : Groceries from local stores such as Whole Foods and Costco. How to get anything delivered in an hour!!

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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How To Revive Stale Potato Chips & Avoid Waste!!

Saving Everyday

If you followed this site for very long, than you know that it kills my soul to waste food. I’ll eat leftovers for days before I’ll throw them away and re-use everything I can.

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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How To Revive Stale Potato Chips & Avoid Waste!!

Saving Everyday

If you followed this site for very long, than you know that it kills my soul to waste food. I’ll eat leftovers for days before I’ll throw them away and re-use everything I can.

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. This will loosen the food particles for easy cleanup.

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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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Lazy Saturday Reads ( Kindle) – Tongue Twisters for Kids, Off Grid Living And More

For the Mommas

It represents the culinary culture of each place of origin with the use of different tastes and combinations of ingredients, although these recipes are flexible and can be adjusted to your likes. Lazy Saturday Reads ( Kindle) – Tongue Twisters for Kids, Off Grid Living And More.

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30-Minute Healthy Hamburger Soup Recipe

Saving Everyday

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!

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. Search for recipes that can be used in the crock pot, family friendly, or that are budget friendly.