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1 denise nelson November 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Just a note for a way I reuse the containers that wax comes in. In talking about the divided trays that have cubes of wax, like for warmers. If I have a old candle to little too burn, I put it in the tray and can use it in warmer. I also put misc stuff from my “junk drawer” like tacks and store little items like that in drawer. Keeps them all together.


2 Heidi November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Just a little thought, I am sure everyone else already does this but here it goes anyway….I save any jar or sealable can to reuse at another time.. Right now I am saving all of my peanut butter plastic jars to use in my sewing room to hold small items such as pins, buttons, lace, elastic, ect. you get the idea, I use these jars because the label comes off easy and it is clear plastic so it is easy to see through.


3 Heidi turner August 21, 2014 at 4:53 am

I use Manson jars to keep my rice, crackers, I like glass jars in general. I have a new grandson so baby food jars are back sure have missed those little guys take care


4 Blaine September 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Not only do I use Mason jars, but the blue mayonnaise lids fit perfectly and the green parmesan cheese lids fit as well giving me the option of using the sprinkle side or the spoon out side.


5 Ola December 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I save those peanut butter plastic jars for my mom she puts freezer jam in them…..:)


6 Tiffany December 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

My boyfriend of 5 years and I have a tradition for the holidays. We each buy or make each other a special ornament. Money is tight this year, so I challenged myself to a no spend special ornament. Jesse is a little particular, but it just added to the challenge. I ended up making an ornament from a pop culture show he really likes out of toilet paper tubes, beads, one deconstructed googley eye, part of a pen cap, part of an old cleaned mascara brush, tooth picks, paint and an egg. It was awesome and he loves it. I always save packaging, it can always be reprocessed… 🙂


7 myrna December 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

I would love to recieve mailings of saving money. Also crafts and home made things from stuff around the house….thanks


8 joy December 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I put tea leaves in candle jars, tgey look nice. Old peanut butter jars…we freeze cookies in them because we can see them. 🙂


9 barb December 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

looking forward to more helpful hints


10 Meredith June 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Young couple about to embark on the journey of full time rving with two dogs!


11 Janice August 14, 2014 at 3:57 am

I like reading about your frugal suggestions and I thought I would throw in my own practice of adding a few drops of tea tree oil to my cheap shampoo. There are suggestions that it helps with eczema and helps prevent lice. I use it because it seems to help prevent oil buildup on my hair and makes my scalp feel tingly clean.
I saw it as an ingredient on much more expensive shampoos. A little bottle is easy to find at, I think you call it, the big W(?).
I also use it full strength as an antiseptic ( they also say it’s antibacterial ) on my skin ONLY****
This is not something you would ever swallow!
And never use on small children.
Another thing would be to add a drop into a vaporizer to be inhaled in the mist.
If you have certain allergies you might want to read up on that but my family has never had an allergic reaction to it and we’ve used it in shampoo for years.


12 Pauline Searle August 31, 2014 at 4:37 am

I bought a small handbag for work a few years ago. The bow fell off & I sewed it to a gift handbag for a friend’s daughter. In London visiting my daughter the strap fell off my bag so I sewed it back, love that bag! when it started fraying at one edge I took the strap off and now use as a cosmetic bag, its brill.


13 Betty December 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I couldn’t help but want to share this with you. It’s taking a old bicycle and revamping it into a garden plow. To me this is really a super neat idea. Just wish I would of thought of it.


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