Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Money Saving Tips From Readers and Other Sources

And A Few More ideas from readers and other sources:
(Also check out the comments in the previous post.)

Here is a good website with more tips to save money. http://www.money-while-you-sleep.biz/50-ways-to-save-money.html

Don’t throw away “dead” batteries. Remove them from your radio and use them in quartz clocks. These clocks take such a small amount of power that batteries too weak to run anything else may have enough power to run a clock for a while.

Wash and reuse plastic bags.

Hang your laundry on the line to dry. Save on dryer sheets and electricity, and I guarantee you will love the fresh scent of Mother Nature!

Get rid of cable. Who needs 100 channels of crap?

During the winter, leave the oven open after you cook to heat the house.

Buy gender neutral baby clothing so you can use them again with the next baby.

Make your kids Halloween costumes. It’s cheaper and more fun. Those will be the costumes they remember most.

Start an errand Service. Offer to pick up groceries or dry cleaning for others.

Waiting service. People these days don’t have time to wait on the plumber of cable guy. Charge by the hour to do the waiting for other people.

Buy back packs that your kids can use for years. While they might think the Sponge Bob Square pants one is cool in 2nd grade, they probably won’t think it’s cool in 4th.

Use kitchen towels and cloth napkins instead of paper products. Stop using plastic straws, you know how to drink out of a cup?! Avoid buying/taking plastic utensils. If you must, bring home, wash, and reuse. Most can be washed in dishwasher.

Before you purchase anything online, go to Google and search for the name of the store + coupon and see if anything comes up. You will be pleasantly surprised how many coupon codes are available online.

Turn off the TV! Did you know that leaving the television on is the number one electricity waster in the world? When everyone is finished watching television, especially before going to sleep, turn it off.

Instead of buying things new, get them used or for free on Craigslist.com or Freecycle.org

At the grocery store look down. Items below eye level are often cheaper.