Everyone seems to be enjoying the frugal tips we’ve been talking about this week. Both in my posts and in the comments. Some of you have asked me to make frugal tips a regular event.
So today I’m introducing a once a week series on living a frugal lifestyle: Frugal Tips Friday.
Today the theme is tips on things we re-use.
Lets start with the things we use twice. Or even three or more times.
5 THINGS YOU RE-USE OR PLAN TO RE-USE
1. Aluminum Foil:
I keep gently used aluminum foil to use again. I just fold it and put it in the box hanging on the kitchen wall that holds aluminum foil and Saran Wrap.
Out of fabric softener? Wad up a ball of aluminum foil and throw it in the dryer and dry normally.
Use aluminum foil to line your crock pot.
2. Yogurt Cups:
Poke holes in the bottom of old yogurt cups and use to start seedlings.
Put them on your desk to organize small items like paper clips.
Take a sharpie to write how many ounces are in the cup. Then use as a measuring cup.
Sort beads in yogurt cups for craft projects.
3. Empty Stick Butter Wrappers:
Instead of using pricey non-stick cooking sprays, use butter wrappers. Just fold them up and stash them in your freezer in a baggie. Use them to grease baking sheets and pans.
Aluminum foil can also be used to separate pancakes.
If you bake bread, take one out of the baggie in your freezer to rub on top.
4. Coffee Grounds:
Coffee grounds are packed with nutrients that can nourish plants and deter pests in your garden.
The abrasiveness of coffee grounds also makes them a great cleaning scrub around the house.
Click here for my post on using coffee grounds in your garden.
5. Tea Bags:
Put used tea bags in a jar and place it in your refrigerator to absorb odors.
Place tea bags over your eyes to relieve puffiness.
Have you ever shaved too close with a new razor? Use tea bags to relieve the burn.
Old tea bags can clean glass. Rub over surface and dry with a cloth.
Can you come up with 5 things you re-use? Or now plan to re-use? Just put your tips in the comments.
If we use themes each week the frugal tips will be compartmentalized. We can bookmark them on our computer or print them out if we like.
I will also begin a category here on my blog for Frugal Tips Friday.
I’d love it if you’d suggest what themes you’d like to see for Frugal Tips Friday. Anyone have any ideas for next Friday’s theme?