Category Archives: saving
We’ve had many readers suggest new ways to make the most of magazine inserts that waft perfumes. This one from Barbara O’Leary of Tucson shows that the samples should not be reserved for your pulse points. “Use the perfume sample … Continue reading
Mrs. Leo Tobias of Middlefield, Conn., has found that a little spice goes a long way. To make sure she’s not dousing her dishes with a heap of cayenne pepper or a mountain of garlic powder, she has come up … Continue reading
Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of seeing lotion left in a bottle but not being able to reach it? When you have squeezed all you can out of your tube of moisturizer or hand cream, cut the tube in half, … Continue reading
Several of our ingenious readers have figured out clever ways to get the wax paper they use for cooking, wrapping food or for arts and crafts projects. Phyllis Morrison of Coldwater, Mich., summed it up for the others by advising, … Continue reading
After eating all the bread-and-butter pickles out of the jar, there’s still half a jar of juice and spices left. So Patsy Curran of Brogue, Pa., pours it over chicken, seals it in a plastic bag and puts it in … Continue reading
Winnie Blencowe of Hendersonville, N.C., has two ways that help her increase her charitable giving: First, she takes advantage of double- and triple-couponing and donates her purchases to a local mission or food pantry. And when she has coupons she … Continue reading
Donald Toll of Milwaukee, WI offers this easy way to clean bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and tiles: “Go out and find the cheapest shampoo. Apply it to an old nlyon shower puff. You will find that the shampoo cuts through … Continue reading
Shopping can be a real chore, but some of us have figured out tricks to save time, money and energy. Tell us your great ideas to be shared with readers.
A little prep and a few precautions on your next home improvement project can save money and help you avoid having to do the job over again. Here are a few tips from Jacquelyn McGilvray of DIYnetwork.com: Rule #1: safety. … Continue reading
Maryann Smith of High Point, NC, has a tip for saving money: Don’t throw away that “empty” tube of expensive hand cream or face moisturizer – take the scissors and cut it in half. You may be surprised how much … Continue reading
Check out this article over on usaweekend.com that has tips for saving on gas!
Tracey Tyrrell of Wauconda, Ill., has a green tip for you: She uses the water collected in her dehumidifier to water plants or puts it into her washing machine so it uses less water when it fills.
Carla Lewis of Sheffield, PA, has a clever use of travel maps she no longer needs: “I save travel maps to use as gift wrap. Kids, in particular, love this, and any color ribbon goes great with the maps.”
Looking for an inexpensive chemical-free cleaner? Then look no further than your kitchen cabinets. Marcia Irvin of Post Falls, ID, writes: “For cleaning I use inexpensive white vinegar. It’s antibacterial, safe around children and pets, and cleans as well as … Continue reading
Donna Rudl of Clifton, NJ, cut down the money she spends in cosmetics with this tip: “One time when I got off the chiropractor’s table, the paper on the table absorbed excess oil from my face. So instead of buying … Continue reading
Ronald Moberg of Weaverville, NC, started saving money by putting a timer on a bathroom exhaust fan that was sucking up unnecessary electric charges: “After frequently realizing, hours later, that the bathroom exhaust fan was still running, I decided to … Continue reading
Anne Cohen of Bridgewater Township, NJ offers this tip for keeping coupons organized and making sure none expire before being used: “I am a coupon cutter and found the best way to keep my coupons organized is by the month. … Continue reading
Every time Jerry and Patty Firsching of Wildwood, Fla., shop with coupons, they look at the receipt, and what they saved they put in a small trunk on the top of their fridge. Their logic: If they hadn’t saved it … Continue reading