Friday, December 17, 2010

Frugal Friday: Save Money Around the House

Save Money Around the House

  • Use only half of a dishwasher tablet or soap at a time.
  • Use rechargeable batteries for electronics and toys.
  • Store batteries in the refrigerator. They last longer.
  • Do repairs (paint touch ups, sewing, etc) one day a week. If you keep things in good working order, they last longer.
  • Accept hand-me-downs. You can donate them if you can’t use them.
  • Do home repairs yourself.
  • Reuse things. An example: Plastic grocery bags can be reused as lunch bags, shoe bags, or laundry bags on vacation.
  • Email for free samples. You can get some good stuff!
  • Wash and re-use Ziplock bags unless you stored meat in them.
  • Make your own Christmas cards by making a collage from the fronts of Christmas cards you received the previous year.
  • See if your local dump or transfer station offers free firewood or garden mulch.
  • Use water from boiling eggs or pasta to water your plants.
  • If you’ve bought stuff that you haven’t used, see if you can return it.
  • Move in with roommates.
  • Use a kitchen rag instead of paper towels.

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