Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Twice-cycled things you can use twice before recyling

Butter Wrappers: Once you’ve removed a block of butter from its wrapping, place the wrapping in a plastic container or bag and refrigerate. Use it to grease baking pans.

Used Envelopes: Use them to make your to-do lists, grocery list, reminders etc

Business Cards: Use the other side to label storage boxes and tubs and tape to the outside of the lid or side so you can see what the container is holding.

Plastic Grocery Bags take them back to the store and re-use them, use them as waste basket liners, kitty litter disposable bags etc

Cleaner Spray Bottles:
Rinse out well and use them to store your own homemade cleaners.

Styrofoam Food Trays: Clean thoroughly, wrap in foil then use as trays for giving gifts of baking.

Cereal Liner Bags: Clean and use for stacking meat patties before freezing, store bread crusts, cover food in the microwave or use for any other thing you would use for wax paper.

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6 comments:

Canadagirl said...

Thank you for sharing these GREAT tips. I learned a few things like reusing the cereal bags and styrophome trays. I love learning all these things.

I hope you join us again.

Blessings in Him<><
-Mary

Pam said...

Those are great tips. I always try to find new uses for things to cut down on the things I have to buy.

Stacy said...

Excellent tips! I hope you share more tips in the future! It's always so much fun to learn new things to save money.

Amy B said...

Well, I didn't know the cereal bags were like waxed paper. I can certainly use that idea! Thanks so much,

FRIGGA said...

Of those things on your list that I use, I already re-use a couple. Envelopes, I do make lists on them! The other would be the plastic grocery bags I reuse as trash can liners. Now I do have cleaner spay bottles, but I don't go through them very quickly at all and well I'm not about to make my own homemade cleaners... 8-)

Oh, and styrofoam food trays? I have no idea what that comes from? What food comes with styrofoam?

Very interesting post with some excellent ideas! I love saving money!! :)

Hadias said...

These are some great tips. I am going to participate in tightwad tuesday real soon.