U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 03-17-2012, 12:11 PM
6,123 posts, read 6,597,132 times
Reputation: 8492


A couple more things that thought of that I do

-- re- use plastic shopping bags as my trash bags.
-- also since those trash bags are smaller I'll take them to work and put them in the huge dumpster there

-- re-use brown or white paper shopping bags for package paper to wrap packages (take off the handles, carefully cut open and unfold the folded bottom, most times if you do it VERY carefully you don't even lose any of that part of the bag --then cut open bag down one of the side folds, it becomes a long sheet of heavy brown paper,)

-- take my dishes to work to wash, using the water there instead of mine
(I work work weekends, and no one is there so I'll go to the kitchen and wash five or six plates, bowls, silverware, etc)

-- In our circle, I presume re-using holiday gift wrapping paper goes without saying I'l even take small pieces and make a quilt-patchwork style piece, if I need to. (My friends know and love me so they get a kick out of it.)

Last edited by selhars; 03-17-2012 at 12:29 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top