Like many of you, I was brought up by a very practical mother who hated to waste money and loved to find new ways to scrimp. As a result, I am a household cheapskate and proud of it! Here are some simple tips that can help stretch your family’s hard-earned dollars just a little further.
Everyday Penny-Pinching Hints
Maximize your morning cup
Instead of throwing out used coffee grounds, leave half in the filter, then add half of the freshly ground coffee for a second pot.
Instead of replacing my travel-size tube of toothpaste, I refill it from my regular tube: I simply hold the nozzle of the big tube against the small one and slowly squeeze.
To save on fax paper, use both sides for cover sheets (or cut one sheet in half). (more…)