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Let's Save Some Money!

I think just about everyone is finding themselves in a state of worry over the current economical situations facing the United States, even if you don't live in the U.S.

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I want to focus on providing some awesome money-saving tips (please join in and add your own)! These are things that I am either doing or planning to do very soon.

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1). Cut coupons! Who cares if you look like a penny-pinching tightwad when you whip out a handfull of coupons? You'll have extra money in your pocket or extra food in your pantry. You can find coupons online or through your newspaper. Also, check magazines and read those flyers from your local grocery store!

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On average I save close to $80-100 a month using coupons and in-store sales.

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2). CONSERVE! If you're going to be out, turn the heat down (I turn ours to 62). Keep lights, your TV, VCR, your computer, basically anything that eats energy OFF when not in use.

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3). Water consumption is a place where a lot of people lose money. Here's an awesome tip that I use. Take an empty half-gallon jug of milk or similar container. Make sure it is clean. Fill it with clean stones and place in the water tank of your toilet. You'll use less water when you flush!

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4). Line dry your clothing. I am wanting to do this but I will probably dry jeans on low/no heat.

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5). Plant a garden! Who knows what the economy will look like next spring?! Plant some herbs in your kitchen. You can also use buckets and planters to plant tomatoes, carrots, potatoes. You can plant an apple tree in your yard! (really good for your diet, too!).

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6). Start a "composte pile". I just started doing this tonight, actually. Instead of throwing away apple cores, egg shells, and other food items that decompose (no meats), make a pile far in your backyard. This will be great fertilizer for your garden!

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7). Recycle! Some states give you money when you recycle. Unfortunately mine doesn't but my city does have a free recycling program. We have a huge blue bin that we recycle paper goods and certain plastics. Also, you can recycle paint cans and glass bottles! Just call your local city office to see who accepts those items.

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8). BE THRIFTY! Designer clothes are the same as most clothes but just have a higher price tag and a designer's name on it. Also, you don't have to buy everything high-end. Our TV is huge but we got it for less than HALF what it costs because we went to scratch-n-dent (you can't even see the scratch as it's not on the screen). I'm doing a LOT of handmade for Christmas (see the HomeMade Gifts health page).

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Now it's your turn! I want to hear about your money-saving tips and ways to help keep the earth healthier and cleaner!!!

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JoyRenee

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