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    Piggy save money around the house

    Use only half of a dishwasher tablet 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 canít 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.

    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. Take advantage of it.

    Use water from boiling eggs or pasta to water your plants.

    If youíve bought stuff that you havenít used, see if you can return it.

    If you rent, rent from a person, not a company. Youíre more likely to have some of your utilities paid, especially if your place is a room inside a house or a basement apartment.

    Move in with roommates.

    If you and your family or friends have a lot of websites, consolidate them all into one hosting package and split the cost.

    Flush the toilet only after you use it 2-3 times.

    Use a kitchen rag instead of paper towels.

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    Default Re: save money around the house

    I usually cut my old bath towels into smaller towels and old t-shirts that I use as kitchen rags and to clean everything around the house.
    live and help live

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    Default Re: save money around the house

    I'm pretty sure my room mates would be ticked if I did the "Flush every 2-3 times"

    Plastic grocery bags also make great "pick up animal waste bags"

    For things I haven't used but are still useful, I put them into presents for other people :3

 

 

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