Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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Recycling is great for the environment and we should all be doing it (in spite of my title), but reusing is even better. 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. Readers, I know you reuse so please add your comments below to trigger thoughts about additional ways to reuse things! Here are some of the ways I reuse things.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Reuse Old Candle Jars for Storage!

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Raising my hand} If so, check out this fun frugal tip to reuse old candle jars for storage ! The post Daily Frugal Tip: Reuse Old Candle Jars for Storage! Frugal Tips candle storage cheap storage ideas DIY storage eco-friendly free storage ideas frugal tip recycle reuse reuse candle jars reuse candles storage ideas Do you have a candle buying addiction? What a fun and easy way to store makeup, q-tips, nail polish, hair accessories, candy, and more.

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Reusing Glass Jars | Kitchen Economics

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She has always reused food containers, such as glass pickle jars or plastic cool-whip and sherbert containers, so I am not quite sure how or why I got started buying plastic food storage containers. I have since made a vow to not buy any more plastic ware and just reuse the glass containers from the pickles, salsa, pasta sauce or any other food that I buy. Do you buy food storage containers or reuse food containers?

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Six Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags

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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? 8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Did you know that Americans dispose more than 700 billion pounds of paper, plastic, glass, wood, food, metal, clothing, electronics, 15 Ways to Make a Positive Environmental Impact If you want to do your part to protect our environment, you really don't have to try to hard.

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Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

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Container Garden Ideas As you create your container garden, think of the items that you might be able to reuse. What ideas do you have for reusing items in your gardening efforts? One of the more interesting ways to garden is to grow items in containers. You might be surprised at the types of plants you can grow in a container garden.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!)

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Check out these 100+ ideas for creatively reusing old magazines ! Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!) Have tons of old magazines lying around your home? There are some really cool ideas: home decor, gifts, furniture, jewelry, and more. I think the magazine coasters pictured above are pretty neat. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Please send me an email ! is a post from Couponing 101.

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8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse

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Today, I am going to share with you 8 ways you can recycle, reduce, and reuse. Reuse what you can. We also save containers from items and reuse them for storage at a later time. Reuse scrap paper and envelopes. Save and reuse ribbons, tissue paper, gift boxes amd even wrapping paper. We save all of our gift wear and we reuse it when we are giving a gift. What kinds of items have you recycled or reused?

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Daily Frugal Tip: Reuse Newspaper Plastic Bags

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Daily Frugal Tip: Reuse Newspaper Plastic Bags is a post from Couponing 101. For those of you who receive a newspaper on a daily or weekly basis, save the plastic bag that the newspaper is delivered in. Store the plastic bags in your purse or diaper bag, and you’ll have it in case of an emergency. When there is no trash can around, you can use the plastic bag to store dirty diapers or newborn dirty clothing.

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Reuse toilet paper tubes as seed starter cups

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Reuse toilet paper tubes as seed starter. cat:Bargains Deals

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Reuse an old jar with a little paint and create a fun vase

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Easy craft and a cool way to reuse old jars. cat:Bargains Deals

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Thrifty Living: Reduce, Reuse, Recyle Your Children's Toys

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How do you manage your home toy inventory. Bargains Deals Christmas

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Tips for Reusing Free Disney Movie Rewards Advertisement Stickers & Labels

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I'm sure you've received these stickers in the mail if you have kids. Don't throw away the pack because there are a ton of projects to help you get creative. Check them out here. Bargains Deals Crafts Free 50842

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Frugal Living: 10 Reuse Ideas For Food Packaging

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Check out these tips from Earth 911. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living

Frugal Living Reusing Bedding Bags - Travel, Gift Bags & More

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Frugal Living 100 Ways to Reuse a Cereal Box

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See if your idea is on the list. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living 908654

Frugal Living: You can wash cereal bags in the washing machine & reuse them

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Have you ever washed a cereal bag in the washing machine? Bargains Deals

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Frugal Home Decor: Reuse leftover PVC pipe to create organizational pieces

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Check out this project from Lowe's. cat:Bargains Deals

Frugal Living: 11 Uses for Dryer Lint

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Do you reuse your dryer lint? Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living 908654

Frugal Living: Use Old Baby Socks to Hold Otter Pops

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Reuse old baby socks to protect little hands from frozen summer treats. Bargains Deals

Frugal Beauty: How to Create Newspaper Nail Art (Video)

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Here's a fun way to reuse those Sunday newspapers. Bargains Deals

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10 ways to repurpose your old iPhone via Mashable

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Check out these 10 slides to help you reuse your old iPhone. cat:Bargains Deals

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Thrifty Living: 11 Uses for Old Toothbrushes

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Do you reuse old toothbrushes? If so see if your tip is on this list and if it's not please share! Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living 908654

Trash to Treasure: 5 Frugal Uses for 3D Movie Glasses

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Here are some ideas to save those 3D glasses from the theater and reuse them. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

Recyclebank – Earn Up to 110 Points

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10 Things We Love to Reuse. Fall in love with creative DIY reuse projects and earn up to 100 points. Get a better defense. Make your next gameday party an eco-friendly win with tips from our slideshow, worth 10 points. Free Stuff Freebies recycle bank

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Frugal Craft: How to make greeting card jewelry + video instructions

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Check out this crafting project to reuse old greeting cards. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Crafts cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living cat:Homemade gifts

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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. Like me, buy them used and then reuse them each year. Put your unwanted Halloween decorations out for reuse by donating them. What do you do to recycle/reuse on Halloween? Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween.

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5 alternatives to disposable kitchen storage bags & wraps

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You can wash and reuse Ziploc bags too, of course (I do it all the time!) Over in the Frugal Girl Facebook group , a reader asked for ideas to help reduce plastic food storage usage in the kitchen (things like zipper bags, Saran wrap, and so on).

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Frugal travel tip: Create entertainment boxes for kids

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Save yourself some hassle on your next road trip with kids and reuse something that''s already in your house. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Parenting cat:Preschoolers/Toddlers cat:Travel

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Crayola Model Magic Classpack $19.97 {Reg $47}

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Air dry the clay sculptures you want to keep, or reuse your modeling material by keeping it in an air tight container. Crayola Model Magic Classpack $19.97 {Reg $47}. Amazon has Crayola Model Magic Classpack for $19.97 (Reg $47) with FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 or with Amazon Prime Orders. Perfect for classroom or group activities, this bulk box features 75 1oz packs of Model Magic designed for individual use.

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12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

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It’s been around forever in one form another, whether back when your grandmother reused glass bottles for canning or in 2014 when a truck comes around to pick up all those empty soda cans you put out at the end of your driveway. which refurbishes your phone for reuse or removes the parts and uses them for other phones. Recycleyourmat.com reuses, recycles, or up cycles your mats. Ah, recycling.

10 Upcycled Storage Solutions

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Such a cute way to reuse toilet paper rolls (or even paper towel rolls if you have longer cords). Definitely an inspirational way to reuse Tic Tac containers, I would never have thought of it! This is a great way of reusing them (even if you don’t have a ton of Tiffany bags laying around!). 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!

10 Ways To Make Your Home A Zero-Waste Facility

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And while there are many individuals and groups working to make that a reality, it’s a rather difficult achievement because of the way we have set our society up to be one of convenience and disposability rather than reuse. Glass or metal can last a lifetime should you wish to reuse either one and are better recycling material than plastic is. Reuse Everything Glass jars make great water bottles at home.

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How to freeze summer peaches

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Ziploc-type freezer bags work really well, and sometimes I have saved Costco-sized frozen fruit bags to reuse. After I mentioned that I was freezing my bruised peaches, you all had questions about the process.

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Target Online/Today Only: Graco Flip & Go Travel System $159.99 + 3% Cash Back

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If you're looking for a deal on a travel system that's gender neutral (so you can reuse it with future babies) check out this deal from Target --. Baby Bargains Deals

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Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges 9 count $5.66

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Sanitize in the dishwasher and reuse! Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges 9 count $5.66. Amazon has Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges 9 count on sale for $6.64. In addition, there is a $0.65 off ecoupon to clip. They ship free, plus you get another 5% off when you subscribe and save, making the final price $5.66 shipped. If you have 5 subscribe and save items at once, you will save 15% off. :: Clip $0.65

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

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Because they can be washed and reused they are much cheaper in the long run. Reuse Bags You can save a little money by reusing your plastic storage bags. While reusing the bag that held your kind of squishy peanut butter and jelly sandwich might be more trouble than it’s worth, the bag that held a block of hard cheese could be used to store the half of the onion that you didn’t use with dinner. Many of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens.

How To Re-use Common Items

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Below is a list of things I (or hubby) have personally saved and reused. Shopping bags are reused as carry alls for gifts and travel needs. Decorated bags (such as those you put gifts in) are just reused for gift giving. Six Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags Plastic grocery bags can be irritating and useful all at the same time. 8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. Last weekend my grown son was home for our autumn family picnic.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Store Plastic Grocery Bags in an Empty Baby Wipes Container

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Looking for an idea for reusing empty baby wipe containers? You can use them to store plastic grocery bags! Remember, you can use an empty tissue box as well. Thanks, Cindy! Photo Credit. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Please send me an email ! Daily Frugal Tip: Store Plastic Grocery Bags in an Empty Baby Wipes Container is a post from Couponing 101. Frugal Tips frugal tip

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How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

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Everything in that lunch bag can be washed and reused or at least an be dealt with in an environmentally-friendly manner. Six Ways to Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags 10 Ways To Make Your Home A Zero-Waste Facility 5 Products That You Should Avoid Using Eco-Friendly Packaging Options for Business 8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. Chances are that at least some of the time you bring your own bagged lunch to work or to school.

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Being Environmentally Friendly Saves Money

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Ny taking your own bags, reusing plastic bags you already have or even sewing some fabric bags from old t-shirts and things you can save a lot. As for water take shorter showers and reuse water where possible, such as collecting the water from your shower to water the lawn. Learn to reduce, reuse recycle everything. Reduce what you consume, reuse what you can and recycle the rest. Guest Post Author Bio: Kylie Ofiu is the author of 365 Ways to Make Money.

The Greener Option That Saves You Money: Paper Towels vs. Rags

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Firstly, cleaning rags are a great way to recycle and reuse worn-out clothes, nappies, towels and other cloth products. How to Keep Your House Clean Without Spending a Lot of Green 5 Ways to Be Greener 5 Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen 7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste 8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. Paper towels have become a must-have item in many kitchens throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.

5 Affordable Ways to Go Zero Waste for Christmas

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Gift bags and bows can be reused year after year. While they may eventually wear out, reusing them can at least reduce the impact. Reuse Whatever You Can. However, a lot of your disposable Christmas products can be repurposed and reused. Christmas is often a season of indulgence. But between gifts, parties, and decorations, the holiday can take a toll on the environment.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

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Reuse an empty seasoning or herb container for storage. We love chicken fajitas. In fact we order them quite a bit when we are dining out at our favorite Mexican restaurant. As I was planning some grilling recipes for the summer , I came up with the idea of making Grilled Chicken Fajitas. We can now eat fajitas in the summer at home and I don't have to stand by my hot stove to do so.