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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.


  1. You might add that the plastic bag the bread comes in is also reusable. Also don't even think about throwing away that perfectly good aluminum foil you just took off your leftovers.

  2. What about wrapping paper? Save and press out the wrinkles. Also never wrap the bottom of a package.

  3. Don't forget the GGB diet plan. Has she ever been overweight? No. Can one chicken feed 12 people. With leftovers.