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Whenever I use up the last of a bag of dry cereal, I save the bag by folding it and putting it in the freezer. Then when I am re-packing quantity meats, the bags are right there. Freezing them kills any germs and keeps them handy. They are much better than cling-wrap for keeping the meat from having freezer burn and cheaper, too.
I make a list of major projects every month and date it. Then as the month goes by, I cheerfully cross off what I have done. I also mark little notes near the project. I keep the lists and enjoy looking back to a couple years ago and revisiting the progress I have made. It is almost a journal only without much writing...
I started coloring my own hair to save money. The gloves included with each box/kit come in handy for yucky jobs, so I rinse & dry them and keep them under the sink They don't have the heft of regular gloves but they sure work fine for most small projects or for a one-shot job as they are disposable anyway.
I carry a pair of plastic gardening shoes in the car - you know the kind, they are cheap and look like clogs with holes in them, and are hideous neon colors - anyway, I have been slipping them on when I have to walk in the rain and I am sure I have added to the life of my expensive sandals.
I have so many of these that I haven't bought the cloth grocery bags yet. Every time I shop, I put the same bags all into one bag and put the one bag in the back seat of my car. Then whenever I stop at a store, I grab a few. It makes all the difference to have them in plain sight.
It took a few months, but I have happily stopped using caffeinated coffee. I feel like it has helped stop the heart palpitations and jitteriness.And I am not as moody since I am not dependent on that morning cuppa joe (or four), and no more Diet Pepsi, either!