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Monday, January 30, 2017

saving money

now i am always looking for ways to save
a buck
when i saw this article ill link it here
i got excited
58 ways to save money
by taking frugalness to the next level

so i started looking at the list
to see how many that i am doing

im sorry one of those i just cant do
reusing toilet paper
now they didnt explain that one
even my imagination cant come up with
how to do that one
there are now 57 ways to save money

so here are the ones that here today
in this blog
i will admit to doing

i drink only water when i go out to eat
ok i will admit i do it cuz i like water better
unless of course
i drink a glass of wine

we only pay cash for christmas gifts

we meal plan and use a grocery list when
i shop
my wife she isnt allowed to shop for groceries
i only get things that are on the list
aint on the list i dont get it
i always omit one item thats on the list

we my wife she that is washes and reuses
ziplock bags

when we do get plastic grocery bags
which isnt often
we use them to line our small trash holder

now this one wasnt on the list
we recycle everything we can
and take it to a small recycle center 10 miles
away sponsored by the small town near here
whats left is what goes in our small trash holder
this trash
since we no longer have trash pickup
at the country n
we simply put in the trash bin when we buy gas
which is about once a week
savings on this one
$500-600 a year

i have a relative that saves their chapstick
you know like when it wont roll out the
tip anymore
they use a toothpick or something like that
to dig it out
i dont go that far
but i do use it until i now longer can
get it out with my finger tip

you can also do this with lipstick

here is one i might try
cutting the end off toothpaste to get
that last bit out of the tube

here is a good one
ask a relative for a big pack of toilet paper from
somewhere like sams or costco for christmas
it could last a year

there are 58 of these ideas
some i just cant do
some i already do
i added some

do you have any money saving tips
if so
post them in the comment section
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the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. We do several of those same things and regarding drinking only water when we go out to eat. We also generally just get one order and split it since the portions are usually enough for two. Our biggest cost savings is simply not going out to eat. Of course, there's only one or two restaurants within 20 minutes of our house. That helps resist the temptation. We started ordering Green Chef organic meal delivery. Although it seems pricey at first, we've found it has reduced our grocery bill by nearly 2/3's, because there is no waste. And we repurpose the containers and shipping material to organize our nails, screws, etc and the rest into compost. The meals are also enough for dinner and lunch leftovers the following day. Oh, we're big on water conservation too...simply turning off the water while brushing teeth and when we can during a shower. We don't water a lawn and any plants are on a timed drip system, but we try to plant only indigenous plants, so it's only necessary to water them when first planted. Our herbs are on a planter that only has to be filled with water once every 10 days or so. I love those planters...even on wheels so we can move them easily when it freezes. You guys are the best at water collection, but we're striving toward that too. We also conserve a lot on electricity bills with great insulation and ensuring windows and doors are sealed and caulked well. That's more than I thought! Not bad!