How To Re-use Common Items

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We also used the 40 year old burnt orange coffee pot to make coffee that day as well as the 20 year old ice chest and 25 year old rain ponchos from the local amusement park, old plastic forks and spoons, unused condiment packages from fast food restaurant stops and plastic tablecloths used at last years wedding shower. 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.

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

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31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending. Today, we’re going to plan meals using those inventories of foods you found in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. This week’s meal plan should already be complete–that was Day 1’s assignment–so we will use these meal ideas on Day 8 when we plan next week’s menu and grocery list. I found lots of frozen fruit that we will use for smoothies. 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending

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

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Are you looking for more ways to trim your grocery bill? 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. Switch from paper napkins to cloth napkins - We have been using cloth napkins ever since we received them as a wedding gift ten years ago. I use flannel hankies during sniffle season.

Five Frugal Things | pretty much 100% food!

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Once they were frozen, I removed them to a re-used ziploc freezer bag for storage. I plan on using every single one of my frozen sweet potato chunks to make more of these muffins. I use Pioneer Woman’s overnight French toast casserole recipe. ).

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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. Create a meal plan for the week, and base your grocery shopping list on what you will actually eat during the week. A meal plan can be one of the best ways to avoid last-minute takeout runs, as well as ensure that you have a way to use the food you buy. Find Ways to Re-Use as Much As You Can. Look for ways to re-use what you already have. Buy Used.

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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. But, I can’t believe people are making big bucks telling other people how to control their spendthrift ways, or sharing how to shave a few cents off a grocery bill. We shopped at garage sales, turned down the heat, combined errands to use less gas, didn’t buy a lot of prepared food, cooked at home and the like.

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5 Companies that Deliver Anything in an Hour – Honest Review

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being a busy parent or person means going to the grocery store is a chore and most of us do not have the time to do it. And for a small fee, depending on the company, you can get your groceries delivered and even have orders from big retailers like Costco, Ikea, and Target brought straight to your door. 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.

Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy?

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I remember the first time that I saw a representative from the local paper in the grocery store. Newspapers are so desperate for subscriptions that they have moved to the grocery store to give away free papers with the hope of luring in new subscribers. Related posts: 12 Things You’re Using That May Be Killing You and the Planet. Guest Post Author Bio: Corey is the author and creator of 20′s Finances.

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. Planning what you’ll eat means that you’re less likely to fall for impulse buys –as long as you stick to your list! When you’re putting together your shopping list, try to organize it in line with the layout of the shop.

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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. Of course there are personal benefits as well – you save money by not buying or by buying used and you save money by not paying sales taxes for a new item. 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! By using generic or store brand groceries instead of name brand, you can save 3.7 % of your food budget each month (per the Journal of Economic Perspectives article: Consumer Shopping Behavior, How Much Do Consumer’s Save ). This post was written by Marie. .

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Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics

Saving Cents With Sense

Before you go to the grocery store, take inventory of what you have in your pantry and freezer. Search for recipes that can be used in the crock pot, family friendly, or that are budget friendly. Some people have also created menu plans, keeping copies, and just re-using it once a month. Insider’s Tip: Start with meal planning for just week day dinners – weekends are a great time to use up any leftovers from the week! This site uses affiliate links.

Simply Potatoes Review & Giveaway

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Review of Product: I had seen Simply Potatoes products in the grocery store before but had never purchased them! I made the wedges to be served with meatloaf and used the wedges as a base for the roasted garlic potatoes I normally make. Whether you’re using them as they are or doctoring them up and using them as a timesaver these Simply Potatoes are simple…but delicious! Name of Product: Simply Potatoes.

10 Frugal Tips For Earth Day

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Tip: Try using newspaper instead of paper towels the next time you wash your windows. Buy Used : You probably already know the benefits of buying second-hand , but buying used, also helps the environment. Turning lights off when we leave a room, unplugging chargers when not in use, and shutting down the computer (and printer) at night can all help to save! And just think of the money you’d save by less trips to the grocery store for produce! Re-Use.