Thursday, April 23, 2009
Frugal Friday: Earth Day Edition
Grandma Burrows may not realize it, but frugal and green go hand in hand. In honor of Earth Day, we bring we you suggestions that are both kind to the earth and easy on the wallet.
First, reduce your cleaning supplies. You don't need Clorox wipes, Windex, or Scrubbing Bubbles toilet bowl cleaner. Heck, you don't even need bleach. Grandma gets by just fine with dish soap and vinegar. (If you've even been in her house, however, you might not think she gets by just fine....)
Second, recycle. Grandma and Grandpa have been picking up aluminum cans and crushing them under the car for years. A few pennies here and there really add up.
Third, reuse. The key here is to reuse creatively. Sure, we all save our empty cool-whip and margarine containers because we're too cheap to buy Tupperware. (Well, at least I do.) But do you use the leftover communion wine from church to make holy jelly? That's what I call reusing.