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Using Pencil in Address Books

When putting names into an Address Book, write them in pencil. This way when an address or name is changed all you have to do is erase! The Address Book will serve you longer and save you money. By Anita from Schenectady, NY

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Ready Made Salads In Ziploc Bowls

Like many couples with no kids in the house, we don't eat as we should. Here's a way to get a few more veggies in. Take one bag of salad lettuce and divide it into 6 bowls with lids (I use 20 oz Ziploc bowls) add tomatoes, a couple of olives, sliced mushrooms, cucumbers or whatever salad veggies you want.

Put them in the refrigerator. Then when you are stalking the refrigerator for something to eat, you will have a few ready made salads that you are more likely to eat first before grabbing that muffin. You only have to add the dressing and maybe a little feta and you're ready to go. They will last 2-3 days.

One last thing: use grape or cherry tomatoes, it's more likely to last longer because cut up tomatoes will release more acid and gases that cause the lettuce to wilt.

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Cleaning Mini Blinds

To clean mini blinds, wear a pair of white cotton gloves. Dip gloved fingers in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm tap water and run your fingers across both sides of each blind. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO www.thriftyfun.com/tf912556.tip.html

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I keep my plastic store bags in a large tin under the sink. We use them for everything.

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We store old Kleenex boxes for plastic bags. There's really easy to access - just like Kleenex!

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You can also put a straw in a zip lock bag. Seal up to the straw. Suck the air out with the straw. Carefully pull out and complete sealing.

Depending on the contents, I have also rolled zip lock bags from the bottom to the top. This leaves very little air in the bag. Leave bag rolled as you seal it.

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Removing Air from Ziplock Bags

We will never buy the vacuum seal machine and expensive bags because we vacuum seal the easy and frugal way. Place contents in a ziploc bag and immerse in a sink full of water, keeping opened end of bag just above the water line. The pressure of the water against the outside of the bag will force out all the air in it. And, voila, it's done. Zip shut and you're good to go!

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What a wonderful idea using index cards so you know where things are. My daughter helped me reorganize cupboards and then I couldn't find anything. I've also started giving things to my children that I don't use. That's another thing I could put on index cards. I'm trying to get rid of items I don't need or use so children don't have to do it when I'm gone. Not that I plan to be gone anytime soon.
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What a great idea with the froen jug.



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Thanks for the tip. I wondered if it was possible to pop popcorn in a regular paper bag. I like to add the red pepper you put on pizzas and seasoning salt.

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I just put about a quarter cup of unpopped popcorn in a brown paper bag. I fold over the top once, put a little strip of tape on it, and then cook the popcorn in the microwave. Super easy and inexpensive. You can always add chili powder or salt or any other toppings you want either before or after popping.

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Jan 16
Substitute Cheaper Ingredients When Cooking

By substituting cheaper ingredients for expensive ones, you can save some dollars. Some cookie recipes may call for butter, when you can use half margarine and half butter. Or use less expensive nuts for example: walnuts for pecans.

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Use Prescription Bottles for Storing Quarters

I take several prescriptions every month and I accumulate lots of empty bottles. Someone posted that these make nice places to hold screws, nails, etc. But what I use them for is storing my State quarters. Each bottle holds $10 worth of quarters.

What makes this a frugal thing is that these can be grabbed for a quick last minute birthday gift. Take off the labels and if you desire you can decorate with contact type paper. College kids love getting quarters and so do younger kids.

I also know of a place that does take the empty bottles to recycle to other nations. I have a bag full waiting to take. I think in my area this place only takes the bottles once a month on a specific day. By Patricia from Spring Lake, NC www.thriftyfun.com/tf37492785.tip.ht
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I have also picked up an air popper to avoid the sodium in the microwave popcorn. I use organic popcorn. I was using a Honey Mustard salad dressing spritzer before I found Smart Balance Buttery Burst Spray with Organic Soy. There are so many different things you can put on popcorn.

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You can say it, but doing it like I do, there's none of the chemicals, etc in it and it's much cheaper. I buy the 50 pound bag from Sam's every couple of years.

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My method: Presto Power Pop Microwave Popcorn popper--no oil, lots of chili powder, ground pepper, red pepper, a bit of Parmesan cheese, and some Mrs Dash no salt seasoning. It's addicting.

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Cooking Loose Popcorn in the Microwave
My loose popcorn microwave method: 1/4 cup corn in 2+ quart Pyrex measuring bowl. I preheat bowl with 2 = 3 kernels corn, covered with saucer.

While preheating, I also heat a mug of water in a separate container, providing a load for the microwave. As soon as any corn pops, I add 1/4 cup corn, and set timer for 1 minute. If still popping at end, I add 1/2 minute.

After pops slow down, I count slowly to 5 after last pop, starting over with each additional pop. I may add another 15 seconds, if still popping at end.

I use the mug of hot water to melt coconut oil (liquefies at 75-80 degrees F) in a small juice glass, and pour over popped corn.

Note: Organic virgin expeller-pressed coconut oil is very beneficial, and is a good source of Omega 3. It has a high smoke point (180 degrees C/360 degrees F), making it excellent for cooking; but no need with popcorn, just liquefy and pour.

USA banned coconut oil in popcorn machines in theaters, but this was a mistake.

Only the processes that chemically treat, or over-heat, or homogenize, cause coconut oil to be unhealthy.

Coconut oil has many benefits when used topically, including dry skin and other cosmetic uses, and has healing & anti-fungal properties.

In the USA, good coconut oil can be found in Spanish markets, Trader Joe's, and some other grocery stores.

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My mother-in-law volunteers at a thrift shop run by a private school in her town. She has first pick at the children's clothes that are donated to the shop. All of the kids in the family are really well-dressed!

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Jan 13
Wildflower Preserved In Oil

Store small wildflowers in mini glass corked bottles filled with oil. These were the last flowers in my yard this year. With the ground now snow covered, it's nice to have little reminders of sunny days around the house!

Hold flower beside your bottle to size it and clip off excess stem to make it fit. Fill up the bottle with clear oil. (I used baby oil in some and lavender baby wash in others.)

Attach a small screw-eye into the cork to use as a charm for necklace or bracelet or to hang in a window or other place. By Melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO www.thriftyfun.com/tf98071465.tip.ht
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Along the same lines, when doing major grocery shopping in the heat of summer, I put the camping cooler in the car with a gallon jug of frozen water. that way, the milk, and other perishables go into the cooler for the long drive home. Also, if I make a not so quick stop at another store they stay cool. The cooler is easy to lift out of the car and then I can just roll the whole thing into the house. Where the food continue to stay cool while I put away the groceries.

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Storing Fish and Seafood in Milk Cartons

My dad frequently went fishing and shrimping at the beach, so our freezer was always full of scrumptious, fresh tasting seafood. His secret was to re-use waxed cardboard milk cartons, cleaned and with the top completely opened up.

My mother would put in the fish or shrimp and fill the carton with water, leaving room at the top to fold it closed, and staple it shut. Into the freezer it went, where it was solidly frozen to make the trip home in a cooler. My parents have both passed away, but I haven't forgotten the "fresh" seafood that my mother cooked for us year round.

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I use the top of my steaming pan to drain the fat from hamburger. It works like a colander and does not melt from the heat.

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I used to do this all the time. I had a colander just for that purpose. I need to get another "cheap" one that can become pitted and such. It really helped. I would also microwave the ground meat (in the colander) and the fat would drain out. Again, I need to get a microwave safe colander to use.

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Drain Browned Ground Beef in a Colander

When using ground beef cooked for a soup, spaghetti or tacos etc., drain the hamburger through a colander before adding to your recipe. This takes away the extra fat and tastes great, even in chili.

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I'll put the last banana that is a bit over ripe in the freezer -- When I have about 5 or 6, I make a double batch of banana bread.

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Trade Unwanted Stuff With Friends

One person's junk is the next person's treasure.

The things you don't use around the house anymore and that wind up in a cupboard or garage, may make someone the happy owner of something they can really enjoy and/or use. And the cost is nothing.

My friends and I get together once a year and trade stuff. Anything goes: clothes, dishes and kitchenware, linens, small furniture, knick knacks, etc. I keep a box in the spare bedroom closet for those items I don't care for anymore and know that it will get moved along the next time we have our get-together.

The fun part is that we enjoy an afternoon together and come home with "new" stuff that didn't cost a cent. It's double the fun when you see something of yours being enjoyed in your friend's home.

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All of your tips are fabulous! Thanks for sharing them!

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Freezing Lemon and Lime Juice

My husband and I are big on being frugal. It began out of necessity, but now it is like second nature to us. To save a few cents (and every cent helps) in the kitchen, we buy lemons and limes when they are marked down. We've learned that, in some recipes, a lime works as well or better than a lemon!

So we take the fruit home and juice them for future recipes. We put the juice in an ice cube tray or muffin pan. Ice cube trays are good for making a tablespoon or two. Muffin pans will make a bigger amount. Fill the tray, and pop it in the freezer. When they are frozen, take them out of the trays, stack them in a zip lock with a bit of wax paper between each, and put them back in the freezer.

The next time a recipe calls for a tablespoon of lemon juice, we just reach for the freezer! And as a bonus, we can put some of the rind in the garbage disposal to freshen it!

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I just pull the old cans forward and put the new cans in the back. A friend had a specially built two sided pantry where she can roll the new can in the back and the older cans roll forward on the kitchen side. Pretty clever.

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Stock and Rotate Emergency Supplies

Since you never know when an emergency is going to happen, I stay stocked up and prepared year round. I have a specific cabinet set up with canned foods, cereals, powdered milk, water, pet foods and other necessities. Anything that doesn't come in a water proof container gets put in one and labeled before going in the cabinet. Everything in there is arranged by month/year. Every 3 months I rotate everything out and restock.

Instead of buying bottled water, which can get awfully expensive when you're buying a lot, when I finish with a 2 liter soda bottle, I wash it out, then bleach the inside to sanitize it. After it's been rinsed really well, I fill it with water and label it. I can stock a lot more water this way without spending a fortune on buying it. I keep a minimum of 50 two liter bottles of water. This way I don't have to worry about not having enough to cook with, drink, or wash and clean with if we lose water.

As I rotate the water, I put some on a separate shelf to use for cleaning with. That gets rotated only once a year. The rest all gets rotated every 3 months. Everything in the cabinet is dated with the rotation date so there's no mistake about when to do it.

In a spare bedroom (since I don't have a basement or garage), I keep a kerosene heater (kerosene is kept in the shed outside), spare batteries of all sizes, flashlights of all sizes, battery powered lanterns, blankets, battery powered radio TV, and DVD player, books, pens, cat box and litter for my cat.

I also have a 12v stove and coffee maker that I can plug into the cigarette lighter in my car to cook with. This way we are all set in case of loss of power for an extended amount of time.

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Oh I love the idea about the McDonalds gift certificates. I use to drag the hungry panhandling teens into McDonalds and buy them something to eat. Half the time they wanted money and not food. But many of them were truly hungry and grateful.

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A couple of days ago I saw a calendar thread. I like to have a calendar to mark up w/ exercise (loved the bingo marker idea).

Since I buy McDonald's gift certificates to give to the homeless, you get a free calendar with them. Now that it's January, they will often give you an extra couple because they are trying to move them out. Plus the calendars have coupons in them!



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Free Denim for Short Folks

Free denim? We are a short family. It is hard to find the 29 inch length jeans that my husband wears for work and play. I have become an expert at cutting off and hemming the 30 inch to fit. I decided if I had to cut and hem, why not buy the longest length possible 36 inch or longer. I now have extra new denim for patching or other crafts. I also do the same for my own jeans.

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To get rid of mineral deposits and soap-scum buildup, wet a used fabric softener sheet and wipe the door down. The scum will be attracted to the chemicals in the sheet and will lift right off.

(This one won't work for me...I don't use fabric softener sheets--I line dry my clothes).

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Good idea, since my freezer is bursting at the seems from Holiday turkey and soups I have made. I need to shrink and organize so I can find stuff.

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Create Extra Freezer Space

To save space and make extra room in my freezer, I remove the supermarket packaging. I cut out the label, and place the product and label, into a clear "snap lock" type sealed bag. The label tells me the item and date. The bag replaced the packaging which I have found to take up about 30-40% of the space.

Also I separate bulk items into portion packs, each portion is separately bagged. By using the labeled bag last I always know content details of the separated bags.

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You had a tip earlier of looking for present during the year to match up with what you had given. The example being a Barbie doll. I had an aunt that had a gift closet. She kept a list of her relatives sizes. During the year, she shopped the great sales. If she found an item that would fit someone on her list, she would buy it and store it in her closet.

Again, I really appreciate the posting of these tips.

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"Whipped Cream" Substitute Topping

This is my tip for making a whipped cream substitute. Take 2 large ripe bananas (sliced), 3 tsp. sugar and 2 egg whites. Whip these ingredients together and you can add extract flavorings, too.

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I also dilute dish soap etc.

The pump idea is good too.

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Thank you for sharing this information. I look forward to reading the entries.

A long time ago, a hairdresser told me that it is better if you dilute your shampoo to a 50% shampoo & a 50% water mixture. It is better for your hair AND your wallet.

I have allergies, so I need to change hair products a lot. However, if I ever want to limit the amount of product, I would put it in a pump dispenser. The kind of dispenser that liquid soap comes in.

In my sink area, I have a pump dispenser that I like the looks of & have been using for years. I keep a high quality (buy a gallon at a health food store) dish soap in it. When I want to soak dishes, I pump out a small amount. If I hand washed dishes, I would do the same thing. The dish soap has aloe and is gentle enough to use as a hand soap. I have pump dispensers in the two bathroom sinks that are also filled with the dish soap. I use them instead of bar soap.

I picked up a decorative pump dispenser that I keep in a bathroom with hand cream.

Again, the nice thing about pump dispenser is that you get less product than most other methods.

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A dime sized shampoo works great for me, even when my hair is long, and it saves money too. Just put a dime sized plop of shampoo in your hand, rub it, and spread it over your damp hair, and nope, it does not usually lather in your hair. I don't need much water to rinse it either. I have found that using less shampoo like that, my hair looked great and my shampoo bottle lasts for a very long time.

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I love the idea of having a calendar to track exercise etc. with a bingo marker. That could be quite satisfying to look at.
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emoticon It is a good suggestion. Wish I could wait. I need a big calendar that I can see at work. I need that information before the end of the year. We also need a big calendar for the house as we do a lot of activities with my local Florida Trail group as well as Meetup.com groups. The calendar keeps us from double booking.

I also use a small calendar to track the number of days I exercise (do a bingo mark on a calendar if I get 30 min or more of exercise). Emotionally, I want to have it ready to go on Jan 1st. This year I pickup up a planner that I can use my bingo markers on the front part and add other info in the weekly section. I'm listing info on minutes exercise, total fruit & veggies, and daily weight. When I get a chance I'll add info on what I weighed last year at this time. emoticon


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Buy your calendars and datebooks in January, not before, because everything goes on SALE. I splurged last year and got leather notebooks and a lighthouse calendar for 50% at Barnes and Noble. Other years, I have waited until they hit the dollar store and made do until then. By Pamphyila from Los Angeles
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Oh Wow! I love poinsettias. I would love to see a garden full of them some year. Especially in Hawaii.

I have always wanted to naturalize a field with daffodils but have never been able to beat the critters to them. There was one in Big Bear California that was amazing. I think I have too many moles or some kind of bug.

I like the idea of packing the Christmas Tree as a count down activity for New Years. I put up my tree late, so usually take it down on New Years day or the Weekend after. I also slowly rotate out the Christmas decorations with some Winter decorations, such as my snowman and a big sleigh. I often leave the nativity up till February as a reminder.

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New Year's Christmas decorations usually make me a little sad. So this year I have decided to make a new tradition. Throughout the week between Christmas and New Year's, we are taking down some of the decorations we have throughout our home, and ceremoniously storing them away.

On New Year's Eve we will slowly take down our tree, counting down as we go! This would be great for children to participate in. We obviously don't go out and party on New Year's Eve. We usually stay at home with some food trays, and watch the festivities on TV. This way, we are "prepared" for the New Year to come! :D

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If you live in a warm enough climate, you might want to think about creating a little pointsetta garden. After time, the plants can grow to large bushes AND the garden gets striking. When I lived on the Kona side of the Big Island, there was a whole field of pointsettas. It was a Christmas season treat to check out. A lot of the homes there had large pointsetta bushes flanked by a white flowering bush. There were certain roads with awesome displays that I would check out every year.


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Many go home or to nursing homes. Most stay up till they look awful. Then they are mulched into the Church garden.

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In our church members donate or loan flowers for Christmas and Easter, as well as through out the year. After the church services the flowers are taken home by those that purchased them. Sometimes people leave their flowers to beautify the church...Even wedding flowers!

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