|Do you end up with little pieces of soap? Use them to make your own
liquid hand soap to be used in a pump dispenser. To make, combine in a
microwave safe container bits of regular soap to one cup of water.
Microwave until soap is melted and let sit overnight. Add to hand
pump. Add water as necessary.
|Use cheap shampoo for liquid hand soap.
Wallpaper Paste Recipe: I used this recipe one time when I thought
that because my border paper said it was pre-pasted that it really meant
- 4 T flour
- 1 cup cool water
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
Mix flour with cool water. Add hot water. Stir. Heat to
boiling stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add sugar and
stir. Apply to wallpaper with a paintbrush.
|Reuse your Ziploc baggies! ( I don't use the ones that I have stored any type
of meat in because I just don't want to chance it. )
|Use cloth napkins instead of buying paper napkins.
|Save money on your electric bill by not
using your dryer. I have a friend who now saves $55.00 off of her
electric bill because she hangs her clothes out on a line instead of
using the dryer.
started making my own cards, I save so much money and time shopping!
Plus, the personal touch means so much.
I started with some paper, stamps and ink pads. You can add any
kind of embellishment to dress it up, too...ribbon, buttons, eyelets,
fibers, foil paper...the possibilities are endless!
Plus, I get to have my own quiet time & I rarely forget a birthday
of us who may use liquid hand soap, you can use cheap shampoo instead.
It does the same thing, but is cheaper.
Another thought is that you could get a foamer. Then you
only use a little bit of the soap to a lot of water, and it foams up for
you. I love that, cause I feel like I'm pampering myself as well
as saving money!
Tips for Reusing items: (These tips came from our Message
Board - Thanks Ladies!)
I reuse baggies as well.
I also save those styrofoam meat trays for painting.
I save my brown paper grocery bags to take to Aldi's.
I can make 3-4 meals from one chicken/turkey!!
I reuse empty spice bottles.
I save and reuse bacon grease.
I save the heals of bread, stale bread, crackers, etc. to make bread
Sometimes I save the trays that frozen dinners come in and use them in the
classroom for paint trays.
I buy ground beef at Aldi's and it comes in a deep tray that is more like
a bowl. When I get home I just make the ground beef into a meatloaf,
shape it into a size that will fit in my pan and freeze it in the original
tray I got from Aldi's.
I reuse bottled water bottles for baseball games. I just fill them
with tap water and put in the fridge and we are good to go!
I reuse scrapbook supplies like crazy. I save every little scrap
because you just never know when you will need that color again!
I save all of the stickers and mailing labels that charities send when
they want money. I love using those!
I re use bread ties. When i get out of the shower,
I put gel in my hair, twist around my finger and twist with a bread tie.
Much more comfortable than rollers and when i get up in the morning
I have lots of ringlets.
I also get paint stir sticks at the hardware for free
and use the label my plants outside.
I have the girls in the office save the toys they get
out of thier lunchtime happy meals and give to my nieces and nephews to
play with at my home.
I use an empty bread bad to put my plastic grocery bags
into saving space and mess.
I save and use junk mail to start bon fires. I also
re-use my same hanging flower basket year after year and just fill with a
flat. Cheaper than buying the basket already made.
And my last tip to re-use: I buy the pretties
serving bowl and dishes used at the local good will and have a beautiful
table all year round.
I also re-use my same hanging flower basket year after
year and just fill with a flat.
I do the same thing. I think they turn out nicer that way. I get too pick
and choose what I want in them. To buy the ones I like would cost me
around $20 a piece, even at the farmers auction.